Tenure-track positions in International Development Studies at the University of Guelph.

See below, details of two tenure-track positions at the University of Guelph. Please to pass on these details to individuals who might be interested.


Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor in International Development Studies, Tenure-track (2 positions)
College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph

Department: International Development Studies

Deadline: November 18, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found 


The International Development Studies (IDS) Program, within the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS), invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in the area of International Development. 
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is subject to budgetary approval.   


The successful candidates will be appointed in one of the Departments of Geography, Political Science or Sociology and Anthropology but affiliated with the International Development Studies program for the
majority of their time. They will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and undertake administrative responsibilities in the IDS program and their home department. They are expected to establish and maintain a program of research of an international standard
related to international development. 


For position one, candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching and research related to poverty and inequality, ideally including an economic background in both of these. For position two, candidates
must have a record of excellence in teaching and research related to social justice, human rights and development, ideally including legal and institutional aspects of these.  


Qualifications for the position include a PhD in a discipline relevant to one of the three departments to which the successful candidates will be appointed. Ideally candidates will have expertise and experience in the
application of quantitative research methods, although candidates that employ qualitative approaches to their research will be considered. 


Preference will be given to candidates who have taught courses on international development at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will also be given to candidates who have expertise related
to experiential learning and the application of engaged teaching methods. 


The successful candidate must have strong communication and collaboration skills to effectively interact with faculty from multiple disciplines and to be able to develop networks across broad communities of


The appointment will begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 


Applications, including a detailed cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of prior teaching (including the results of teaching evaluations), examples of publications, and the names and contact information of three
referees, should be directed to the chair of the search committee:  Dr. Spencer Henson, Director, International Development Studies, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1 or (ids@uoguelph.ca) by November
18, 2017. 


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 


The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as
we strive to strengthen our relationships with them. 


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture
of inclusion
 (http://bit.ly/2yVClqd) is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally
underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.


Dr Spencer Henson

University Research Chair in Economics of Food, Health and Development


Director of International Development Studies (IDS)


Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics

University of Guelph


Ontario N1G 2W1



Professorial Fellow

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Brighton BN1 9RE




European Journal of Development Research (http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/41287)


Co-Editor (Agriculture, Food and Nutrition)

Global Challenges (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2056-6646)