Professor, Political Studies

Vancouver Island University


January 5, 2022


Professor, Political Studies

Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Social Sciences


Political Studies


Nanaimo campus

Appointment Type

regular part-time




Four sections per academic year, two in each semester

Appointment Start Date


Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Teaching Dossier

Posted Date


Closing Date


Job Reference



  • We invite applications from accomplished university educators seeking to join a collegial department where teaching innovation and student success are highly valued. We seek applicants who share our passion for high- quality undergraduate education and can skillfully infuse their teaching with their scholarly work.
  • The teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate will include courses in Comparative Politics and Public Policy. The successful candidate must contribute to the governance, events, and service activity of the department.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service.
  • Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
  • Course descriptions and more information about the Political Studies Department can be found at: https: // www.


  • A doctoral degree in Political Science, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment, from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • A record of teaching excellence in Political Science, preferably in the subfields of Comparative Politics and/or Public Policy.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • An established record of scholarly research.
  • A record in delivering experiential learning for undergraduates.
  • Experience teaching in an online environment using a common learning management system, such as Desire2Learn, Blackboard, or Moodle.
  • A demonstrated ability to teach courses in at least two (2) of the following areas in addition to introductory Comparative Politics and Public Policy courses: Indigenous politics, governance, and public policy; race and ethnicity politics; politics of climate change; health policy; democratization and its challenges; methods; and refugee policies.
  • Note:

  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self- identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.
  • It is currently a requirement of employment at VIU that all employees disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Employees who are unvaccinated or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status may be subject to secondary safety measures, including rapid testing.

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