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19. 4. 2024

The Graduate School of International Studies at Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) is currently seeking a professor working in a multidisciplinary approach on globalization issues. Multilateral governance of trade; regional economic integration partnerships; combating inequalities on an international scale; links between trade and development; reconciling freedom of trade with environmental, health, social, and cultural issues; development and implementation of national trade policies; combating climate change and policies for adapting to these changes; challenges related to agricultural trade; phenomena of protectionism, precautionism, and friend-shoring; inclusive and sustainable trade; e-commerce and cybercrime; and more generally, green, digital, and security shifts that today’s global economy is undergoing are examples of themes that the Graduate School is interested in.

The Graduate School of International Studies is recognized as a center of excellence in multidisciplinary research and teaching on international issues. Its mission is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge on global issues and to train highly specialized professionals capable of understanding, debating, and acting on the international stage. Our specialists, from 12 different disciplines, work on various international issues, such as international trade, the environment, security, migration, geopolitics, global health, agribusiness, development, democratization, conflicts, and many other subjects.

The selected candidate for this position will be integrated into the Graduate School as a regular professor as of September 1, 2024. Hiring may be at any academic rank in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Laval University and the Syndicat des professeurs et des professeures de l’Université Laval (SPUL).

Duties include:

• Teaching at the graduate level;
• Supervising master’s essays, dissertations and doctoral theses;
• Conducting research and publishing in the field of globalization;
• Participating in School-related pedagogical and administrative activities;
• Being involved in any other activity provided for in the Université Laval-SPUL collective agreement;

Selection criteria:

• To hold a Ph.D. in international studies or in a field of study relevant to the position (applications from doctoral students who are about to defend their doctoral thesis will be considered, provided that a letter from the department head confirming the expected date of thesis submission or defense is provided);
• To demonstrate a strong commitment to multi/interdisciplinarity, whether through training, a research program, teaching experience or collaborations;
• To have an excellent research record with publications in peer-reviewed journals considered among the best in the field, or the potential to develop an excellent research record for early career applicants;
• To have teaching experience at the university level, ideally confirmed by evaluations;
• To have received research grants from granting agencies in their field or demonstrate the potential to obtain such grants in the near future;
• To demonstrate the ability to teach a graduate-level methodology course;
• To demonstrate proven involvement in international research networks (considered an asset);
• To show a high interest in collaborative work;
• To have the ability to teach in French within 3 years of taking up the position (Université Laval provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French).

Employment conditions:
• Regular full-time position;
• Salary based on recognized experience with benefits in accordance with the Université Laval-SPUL collective agreement (available in French only)

• Application deadline: May 10, 2024
• Starting date: September 1, 2024

The application file must include:
a. A cover letter demonstrating, among other things, a commitment to multi/interdisciplinarity and international issues;
b. A resume;
c. A document (2 pages maximum) describing a research program for the next 5 years that covers the theoretical, methodological and dissemination aspects of research;
d. A sample of publications.

Candidates on the short list of successful applicants will be required to provide three letters of recommendation from respondents outside Université Laval. Letters are to be sent to the Graduate School of International Studies management.

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.

All applications will be processed confidentially.

Applications and letters of recommendations must be sent to

Jonathan Paquin
Graduate School of International Studies
Université Laval