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Now hiring! Tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is hiring a tenure-track professor to be cross-appointed with the Faculty of Social Science’s innovative new Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program.

Nov 15, 2021

McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor in the case of an exceptional candidate) jointly appointed to the Department of Political Science and the Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program to begin on July 1, 2022. 

Applicants must have expertise in public law and digital governance. They must demonstrate an ability to teach courses in Canadian public and/or administrative law as well as digital policy. A record of engagement with external stakeholders will be considered an asset.

The successful applicant will play an integral role within the Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, where they will teach and contribute to the continued development and growth of the program. They will also have graduate and undergraduate teaching responsibilities in the Department of Political Science.

The successful applicant will have evidence of high-quality scholarly output and excellence in research.  They will be expected to carry out an independent research program yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, and to compete successfully for external funding to support this research program.

The successful applicant must have or be very near completion of a PhD in political science, public policy, or a related discipline (including doctoral degrees in law), by the time of the appointment.  They will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Master of Public Policy program and the Department of Political Science. 

At the graduate level, the successful applicant will be expected to teach courses as part of the Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program, and will also contribute to the Masters and PhD in Political Science, where they will be expected to supervise graduate students in their areas of research expertise. Teaching contributions will also be expected at the undergraduate level, particularly in the Honours Political Science Specialization in Public Law and Judicial Studies.

Applications are now open at