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Employment Opportunity

Political Studies Instructor, Limited Term Contract

Political Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Competition Number: 18-4007
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Subject to funding and enrolment.
Start/End: August 01, 2018 up to July 31, 2019
Workload: Full-Time Limited Term Contract - One Year.

Eight sections per academic year, four in each semester (seven teaching sections with one upper-level course release).
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00825
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: We seek a candidate qualified to teach seven three-credit courses. This entails a mixture of Comparative Politics as well as introductory courses.

The Comparative courses:
POLI 231: Comparative Politics
POLI 220: American Politics and Government, or POLI 335: Asian Governments and Politics
POLI 302: Political Dimensions of International Development

The introductory courses are:
POLI 151: Law and Politics in Canada, and
POLI 245: Ideologies and Political Thought

Course descriptions and more information about the Political Studies Department can be found at
  The successful candidate must be available and willing to teach on weekdays between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. Evening courses in a few cases may also be possible depending on room availability and other timetabling considerations.

The Department Chair will strive to balance the workload; however, flexibility with respect to timetabling is very limited.
  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.

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree (or ABD) in Political Science, from an appropriately accredited institution, demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate students, and proven ability to work well with faculty colleagues.
Preferred Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Political Science with disciplinary expertise in Comparative Politics.

First consideration will be given to internal VIUFA members.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume.
Recent teaching evaluations.
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference.

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: February 22, 2018 - March 14, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.