Assistant Professor- Public Administration

3-year limited term position
School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

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The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The School of Public Administration is among Canada’s leaders in the delivery of programs in public and non-profit sector administration and community development. We contribute to the development of innovative thinkers and professionals who will have a positive impact on governments and communities through their commitments to the values of democracy, engaged and courageous scholarship, sustainability and inclusivity.

The School of Public Administration offers multi-disciplinary programs for practicing or prospective leaders, managers and analysts seeking the skills necessary for effective and responsible public management and policy analysis. We offer five undergraduate Professional Specialization Certificates and three Diplomas, as well as graduate-level Master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Community Development (MA), a Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Evaluation, and a PhD in Public Administration. Our programs are offered on campus and online. Additional information can be found at

Job Summary

The School of Public Administration invites applications from talented scholars for a 3-year limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1st 2021 (preferred start date).

We are interested in recruiting a person who collaborates well and is interested in making a difference in their academic and community environments through teaching, research, and university and community service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs, in both online and on campus formats, supervise graduate students, conduct research and participate in the administrative structure of the School.


Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, economics, or other relevant field. We are looking for candidates with quantitative analysis and research methods skills, with expertise in public economics, ecological economics, local government or urban and regional development. A promising research program, post-doctoral training, and teaching experience will be considered assets. Potential to bring diversity of perspectives within the unit, and be role-models or mentors for students from underrepresented groups will also be considered an asset.

Additional Information

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at . Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadlines and Procedure

To be considered, please send a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, along with your curriculum vitae. Three referees should be available upon request. Application packages must be complete and submitted by April 20th, 2021.

Applications and supporting documentation should be sent to: Dr. Astrid Brousselle, Director, School of Public Administration University of Victoria:

Contact Information

Questions regarding this competition should be directed to Dr. Astrid Brousselle at