Limited Term Appointment in International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University

Limited Term Appointment

Assistant Professor

International Development Studies Program

The International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2018. The successful applicant will teach five one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load). Preference will be given to applicants able to teach introductory development studies, research methodology, and development theory, and to those specializing Asia, critical approaches to development, and the political economy of development. Applicants should hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to completion of the PhD), with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Details on the Program and current course offerings can be found on our website:

The International Development Studies Program offers degree Programs at the undergraduate, Master's, and PhD levels, making it the largest interdisciplinary Program at Saint Mary's University.

The deadline for applications is March 26, 2018.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and course evaluations; 4) one example of recent scholarly writing; 5) graduate transcripts; and 6) names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into one PDF file.

Applications are to be submitted online using the CareerBeacon application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the ‘Apply Online Now’ button.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The University encourages applicants from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

If you require further information, please contact the IDS Program Coordinators:

1) Dr. Kate Ervine, Graduate Program Coordinator, International Development Studies Program:

2) Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, International Development Studies Program:

Kate Ervine, PhDAssociate Professor, International Development Studies ProgramSaint Mary's UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada