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Assistant Professors, Tenure Track

School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
Contact e-mail: 
Victoria, BC Canada
Posting date: 
July 20, 2018
November 1, 2018


Assistant Professors


School of Public Administration, Faculty of Human and Social Development
The School of Public Administration is among Canada’s leaders in the delivery of programs in public and non-profit sector administration and community development. We invite applications for 2 full-time assistant professor positions (tenure-track). We are looking for candidates with pertinent expertise in, for example, public administration, Indigenous studies, environmental studies, economics, health administration, political sciences, sociology, psychology, evaluation, dispute resolution, education, business, community development, social innovation. A substantive interest in environmental sustainability, in Indigenous governance or equity would be considered an asset.  The preferred start date of these positions is January 1, 2019 or later.
The School of Public Administration is dedicated to educating public sector and community leaders who are able to effectively navigate complex settings. We contribute to the development of innovative thinkers and professionals who will have a positive impact on governments and communities through their commitments to the values of integrity, engaged and courageous scholarship, sustainability and inclusivity.
The School of Public Administration offers multi-disciplinary programs for practicing or prospective leaders, managers and analysts seeking the skills necessary for effective and responsible public management and policy analysis.  We offer five undergraduate Professional Specialization Certificates and three Diplomas, as well as graduate-level Master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Community Development (MA), a Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Evaluation, and a PhD in Public Administration. Our programs are offered on campus and online. Additional information can be found at

Candidates for the appointment must hold a Ph.D., ideally with post-doctoral training, in a relevant field for public administration. Candidates must have teaching experience and a promising research program.
We are interested in recruiting a person who collaborates well and is interested in making a difference in her/his academic and community environments through teaching, research, and university and community service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs, in both online and on campus formats, supervise graduate students, conduct research and participate in the administrative structure of the School.

Application Procedure
Applications should be provided as a complete package and must include: (1) a cover letter reviewing the candidate’s qualifications, experience, research plans, teaching expertise and demonstration of engaged scholarship; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; (3) course evaluations if applicable; (4) a single article-length sample of the candidate’s scholarly work; and (5) the names of three referees who could be contacted if the candidate is short-listed.  Applications and supporting documentation should be sent to:
Dr. Astrid Brousselle, Director
School of Public Administration
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 Stn CSC
Victoria, BC     V8W 2Y2
[email protected]

Additional Information
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association ( 

This competition will remain open until the position has been filled.

Contact Information
Questions regarding this competition should be directed to Dr. Brousselle at [email protected].

Application Deadline
Application packages must be complete and received by Nov 1, 2018 in order to be considered for this position. 

Accommodation Statement
Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Pamela Richards in the office of the VP Academic and Provost at 250-721-7010 or [email protected].  Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Equity Statement
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
The School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria acknowledges and respects the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.