Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and Political Behaviour, University of Calgary, Canada

Publish Date: Oct 29, 2015

Deadline: Nov 02, 2015

A dynamic research team, under the leadership of Dr. Melanee Thomas at the University of Calgary, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for an innovative project exploring the links between gender, stereotypes, and political attitudes. Additional information about the project may be obtained by contacting Dr. Thomas at (

The postdoctoral fellowship would be funded through the University of Calgary Eyes High Postdoctoral fellowship program. The position pays $50,000/year plus benefits for two years, with a possibility of renewal. Support for research and travel is also available. 


  • PhD in Political Science or related field, or PhD completion prior to December 1, 2015.
  • Demonstrated research expertise in gender, political behaviour, or political psychology.
  • Advanced methodological skills in one or more of the following: survey research, experimental methods, quantitative content analysis, physiological testing.
  • Ability to relocate to Calgary (in Alberta, Canada) as early as February 1, 2016.
  • There are no citizenship restrictions, but immigration requirements may need to be met prior to appointment.
  • Ability to read and write in French would be an asset, but not required.
  • Final approval of the fellow rests with the University of Calgary’s Office of the Vice President Research.
  • More information about postdoctoral fellows at the University of Calgary can be found here:

To Apply:

Please send applications to Dr. Melanee Thomas ( All applicants should provide a current CV and a cover letter explaining their research plans and fit with the team by November 2, 2015. 

The application should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Melanee Thomas via email (, with the applicant’s name in the subject line. 


The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Global Political Economy. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

The Department seeks applicants who will be expected to maintain an active research program; develop courses in their research area; teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and supervise and mentor graduate students. A commitment to departmental and university service is expected, as is a willingness to engage with the wider community.

A completed PhD in political science or a related degree is expected at the time of appointment. In addition to their specialized teaching interests, candidates must have the ability to offer general courses in International Relations or Comparative Politics, and in the Department’s Interdisciplinary International Relations Programme. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong record of or potential for original and rigorous scholarship, grantsmanship, teaching excellence and a commitment to service.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and intellectually diverse teaching and research-oriented department. It is also one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts, with over 500 majors in Political Science and over 300 in its interdisciplinary International Relations Program. Approximately 40 graduate students are enrolled at any given time in its MA and PhD programs. For more information go to

Applications (electronic only) should include a letter that outlines current research activities, future research plans and teaching and supervisory experience. Applicants should forward this letter, along with a curriculum vitae, one writing (preferably published) sample, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if applicable) to the Department Head. Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and scanned) to be sent directly via email. Inquiries and materials should be directed to:

Dr. Brenda O’Neill, Head
Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 1-403-220-6710   |   Email:

Applications will be considered complete when all requested materials have been received. Materials should be received by December 4, 2015 to receive full consideration.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity, and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (yes/no) and are you currently legally entitled to work in Canada? (yes/no)

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