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Public Law
University of Toronto-Scarborough

  • Jul. 7, 2017
  • Oct. 2, 2017
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Science - General
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The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time, tenure stream appointment in Public Law. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2018.

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline with an emphasis on Public Law, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.  Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in research in Public Law and the ability to mount an independently funded innovative program of research. Candidates also must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and an emerging record for excellence as a graduate supervisor.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She/he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and will also be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He/she will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate public law program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. This program includes required courses on the Canadian judiciary and Canadian constitution, and elective courses on comparative legal systems, international law, and law and public policy. Besides teaching required or optional courses in the undergraduate public law program, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach graduate courses and supervise graduate students in his/her areas of research expertise. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience and future research plans. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by the referee (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to the attention of Professor Margaret Kohn, Acting Chair, at 

All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The closing date for applications is October 2, 2017.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Margaret Kohn at For more information about the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit: For information about the graduate department of Political Science at the University of Toronto please visit:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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


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  • Prof. Margaret Kohn
    Political Science
    University of Toronto-Scarborough
    1265 Military Trail
    Room MW220
    Toronto, ON
  • 416-208-2898
  • 416-287-7283


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