Assistant Professor in Law and Justice, 3-Year Contractually-Limited

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Law and Justice, 3-Year Contractually-Limited

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department: Political Science
Date Posted: February 11, 2022
Deadline: March 31, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-13

Position Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a 3-year contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph seeks an applicant with research and teaching interests in the area of comparative or international Law and Justice for a three-year contractually limited position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The substantive focus is open, including but not limited to such areas as international development law; international, comparative or transnational criminal law; international or comparative environmental law; international or comparative human rights; comparative, transnational or international Indigenous law and justice, comparative judicial systems, or international law and organizations.

The successful applicant will teach one or more of the following courses: Comparative Law and Courts (POLS*3550), International Law and Organizations (POLS*3020), and Advanced Topics in Global Law and Courts (POLS*4020). In addition to teaching these and other law and justice related courses in Political Science at the undergraduate and graduate-levels, the successful candidate would be expected to contribute to other dimensions of the Political Science program, such as in Comparative Politics, International Relations, or the Politics of Identity.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or be ABD in Political Science or related discipline with an excellent research record and demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching commensurate with their experience.

The Political Science Department at the University of Guelph offers a BA, MA, and PhD in Political Science and a BA in Justice and Legal Studies. The Department co-administers BA and MA programs Criminal Justice and Public Policy and collaborates in other interdisciplinary programs such as International Development and Environmental Governance.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process Assessment of applications will begin on March 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) documentation supporting the potential for outstanding teaching; and (4) the names and email addresses of three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Troy Riddell
Department of Political Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, particularly those from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in employment, including scholars who are Black, Indigenous, visible minorities, disabled, LGBTQ*, and women. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2258031.