Law, Justice & Society (Department of Political Science) ‑ Assistant Professor




The Program in Law, Justice & Society (LJSO) and the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 3-year Limited Term Appointment at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.

This appointment will cover six classes [3 per term] per year, including two LJSO core courses on Processes of Justice and Legal Research & Writing, and courses in Political Science potentially including Human Rights: Foundations and Human Rights: Legal Issues, along with other LJSO-approved elective courses and/or introductory political science courses. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. and should have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged in more than twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. The LJSO program is a relatively new and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The department of Political Science is one of four core contributing discipline-based departments to this program.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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

Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2021, and must include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Teaching Dossier, together with the names and contact information of two referees (Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide two letters of reference).

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The deadline for submission is May 21, 2021.