Research Assistantships and Job Opportunities

The IMRC and the many IMRC Associates and Affiliates carry out international and national research that often requires short-term and long-term research assistance. Please contact the Associates below or the IMRC directly to inquire about work opportunities on a variety of research projects. When Associates and Affiliates are actively recruiting for research assistantships, opportunities will be noted below.



Wilfrid Laurier University: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chairs at the Associate Professor Level

Wilfrid Laurier University is seeking outstanding scholars working on the frontiers of global governance and international public policy for appointment to CIGI Chairs. The primary responsibilities of CIGI Chairs are towards the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), a partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Successful candidates will be appointed to a tenured position at Laurier and to a renewable CIGI chair in their respective field of expertise: they will provide leadership in their research fields and teach in the programs affiliated with the BSIA.

Successful candidates will have an outstanding record of research within a field central to one or more of the research clusters at the BSIA, where faculty have broad interests in the area of rights, global governance and policy. Applicants will have demonstrated success in gaining external funding for their research and be effective teachers, graduate supervisors and mentors. Applicants should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor, but in exceptional cases Assistant Professors can be considered if they meet the criteria for promotion to Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one of the following areas:

i) China’s role in global governance

ii) The politics and global governance of water

iii) Global health epidemiology

iv) Circumpolar governance

CIGI Chairs have a reduced teaching load of two one term courses annually. They will supervise doctoral candidates and undertake research relating to the School’s mandate. The incumbent should expect to take an active role in enhancing the programs, research clusters and international profile of the Balsillie School.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. If you wish to identify yourself as a member of one of these groups, you may write under separate cover in confidence to Kendra Young, Faculty Relations, Office of the Vice President Academic, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5 ([email protected]). To obtain a copy of this job ad (or links referenced) in an alternate format, please contact [email protected]. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please forward applications including a 2-3 page cover letter, CV and the name of three references to Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts, Associate Dean, School of International Policy and Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 6C2 or by email to [email protected].  The deadline for applications is February 16th, 2015. The start date is negotiable, but can begin as early as July 1st, 2015.

More information about the Balsillie School may be found at http://www.balsillieschool.ca.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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