Assistant Professor, International Law and Justice

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor, International Law and Justice

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Political Science

Date Posted: June 29, 2023
Deadline: July 31, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD # 23-37

Position Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in International Law and Justice at the rank of Assistant Professor. In addition to possessing a promising research program in International Law and Justice, the successful candidate will teach courses in the global governance area of Justice and Legal Studies (JLS), including International Relations (POLS*2200), International Law and Organizations (POLS*3020) and Global Law and Courts (POLS*4020). The successful candidate will also be able to enhance the international dimensions of the JLS program and the Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP) program by developing offerings that include a focus on issues such as transitional justice or the International Criminal Court. The initial teaching load will be three courses per semester, though that load may be renegotiated to a 2-2 teaching load following a successful application for tenure and promotion. 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 July 31, 2023 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; and materials that demonstrate teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations/peer reviews of teaching). Applications should be sent to the attention of: Troy Riddell
Political Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Email: 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. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. 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 2638947.