The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.


The Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a two year, limited term appointment to teach in the area of Canadian Politics, starting July 1, 2017. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer (floor salary of $77,613).  This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package that includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Candidates must have a completed doctoral degree in Political Science and a record of demonstrated excellence in teaching, with ability to teach in the area of Canadian governance and institutions. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach in some or all of the following areas: Canadian northern provincial and territorial governance, circumpolar governance, indigenous governance, public policy and/or public administration.

We are seeking a collaborative-minded teacher-scholar who can contribute to the department’s broad thematic area of Governance in a Global Era. The Lecturer’s assignment of duties will include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, with a mix of campus and distance teaching.

The core of the Department consists of nine faculty members, with additional colleagues in the affiliated St. Thomas More College. We offer undergraduate degree programs in Political Studies, International Studies, and Aboriginal Public Administration, and are centrally involved in various interdisciplinary programs across campus. We have a MA program in Political Studies. Our faculty members are also involved as graduate thesis supervisors and thesis committee members in Interdisciplinary Studies. Further information about the Department can be found at

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts.  There are over 10,000 students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. The university is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.

Applications should be sent electronically to The application should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and experience, available teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for three academic referees. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2017.

Dr. Loleen Berdahl, Department Head
Department of Political Studies
College of Arts & Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5
Phone: (306) 966-1666

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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.