ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE (STM) is the Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Saskatchewan.  In our mission statement, we affirm that “through our teaching we are devoted to a partnership of learning and growth with our students which addresses the synthesis of faith and reason in all aspects of the human condition. The creative discovery of truth and its open dissemination nourishes our life as teachers and members of the wider academic and Catholic intellectual community.” 

The Department of Political Studies at STM College invites applications for a one-year term position commencing July 1, 2014 in Canadian and American politics with a preferred specialization in Canadian foreign policy. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Lecturer or Instructor depending on qualifications. The STM Department of Political Studies works in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan Political Studies Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

The successful candidate will have a completed or near-completed PhD in the area of Canadian and/or American politics and will be expected to teach the equivalent of five three credit unit undergraduate courses. Courses may include: POLS 111 (Democracy in Canada and the United States), POLS 248 (Foundations of American Government), POLS 249 (Institutions and Processes of American Government), POLS 304 (Democracy and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms), POLS 305 (Provincial Politics), POLS 307 (Topics in Canadian Politics), POLS 375 (Canada and the World), and POLS 376 (Issues in Canadian Foreign Policy).

Applicants should email electronic copies of the following items to Dr. David McGrane, Acting Head, Department of Political Studies, St Thomas More College, Saskatoon, SK at dmcgrane@stmcollege.ca :

1) a letter describing qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts; 4) two letters of reference; 5) a teaching dossier (e.g., statement of teaching philosophy, peer and student evaluations of teaching, courses taught, sample syllabi); and 6) a sample of academic writing.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. St Thomas More College is committed to diversity within its faculty. Women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, visible minorities and members of other designated groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. Additional information on STM College and the University of Saskatchewan is available on the STM website (http://www.stmcollege.ca). 

This appointment is subject to the availability of funds.


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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.