Global Studies: 1 yr. Limited Term position in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Options
Faculty/Academic Area :
Faculty of Arts
Position Summary :
Wilfrid Laurier University – The Department of Global Studies invites applications for a one-year limited-term appointment at the Assistant Professor level. In addition to Global Studies courses, the successful candidate will teach in the Social Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Options. The position will commence September 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.
To be considered, applicants must have a PhD by the start of the appointment, a research and publication record and/or other professional experience in social entrepreneurship, other research and/or teaching experience in fields related to Global Studies, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The department is particularly interested in qualified applicants whose research focuses on the application of social entrepreneurship strategies and practices in community development. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the social sciences and humanities. The successful candidate will teach five undergraduate courses and will be expected to play a leading role in the ongoing development of C3 Innovation Labs, an innovative hub for experiential learning based in the Faculty of Arts.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, one sample publication, and a teaching dossier (which should include course evaluations, selected course outlines, and a one-page statement outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy). Candidates should also provide contact information for three referees (including at least two academic referees). All materials should be sent to:
The deadline for receipt of all materials is June 28, 2019. Electronic applications are welcomed.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
The Faculty of Arts wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.
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