Free open Job in North, South & Central America Professor Position in Public Finance at Université Laval

The Department of Political Science at Université Laval invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Public Finance to begin June 1, 2021. Hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Duties include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising Master’s and Doctoral students, engaging in ongoing research and publication, participating in all aspects of academic life and any other activities foreseen in the Collective Agreement.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in political science or in a related discipline (candidates who are near completion will also be considered), demonstrated excellence in teaching and peer-reviewed publications. Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to teach quantitative methods at all levels of study. A demonstrated aptitude with R will be considered as an asset.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s research agenda, the candidate’s curriculum vitae, a sample of published scholarly writing, a sample of a course outline, as well as teaching evaluations or any other evidence of teaching excellence. Three confidential reference letters must be emailed directly by the referees to the address below.

Application files as well as letters of reference should be addressed to Thierry Giasson, Directeur du Département de science politique, Université Laval and sent by e-mail at

Closing date for receipt of applications is January 18th, 2021.

The hiring process at Université Laval allows all professors in the Department to have access to the curriculum vitae of all applicants unless an applicant explicitly states in their cover letter that access to their application should be limited to the members of the search committee. Please note that this restriction will be lifted if and when the applicant is invited for an interview.

In order to respect social distancing and sanitary norms imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the interview process with the selected candidates will be carried out online.

Université Laval is a francophone institution where teaching is carried out in French. The institution provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply. Women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants who wish to self-identify as members of these underrepresented groups are invited to mention it in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting. In agreement with the commitments of the federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents.