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Posted July
12 2018

Academic: Japan Endowed Chair

The University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream, endowed chair appointment in the Department of Political Science (51%) and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (49%) in the area of Japanese Politics and Global Affairs. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in politics, government, international relations, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and be able to provide evidence of innovative research excellence of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of publications in leading outlets in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Candidates should have an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, graduate supervision, dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The ideal candidate will focus on Japanese politics (including political history) in comparative and international perspective, Japanese policy in global and regional context, or international relations and contemporary Japan.

The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek applications from candidates whose research program fits well with the Department and with the global focus of the Munk School. The appointee will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in both the Department and the School. The opportunity is also available to direct a new Centre for the Study of Global Japan established in the School to stimulate collaborative scholarship and public outreach.

We encourage applicants to review both academic units’ research and teaching profiles prior to applying. Please visit our home pages: Department of Political Science; Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Sari Sherman at All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the Chair of the search committee in the Department of Political Science, Professor Antoinette Handley, via e-mail at by the closing date, October 9, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: October 9, 2018

Posted June
21 2018

Academic: Postdoctoral Fellow

The Applied Moral Psychology lab (PI: Dr. Laura Niemi, Assistant Professor, Social Psychology and Global Justice) is looking to hire a full-time (with benefits) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The term of appointment is for one year beginning approximately September 2018, with the possibility to extend for an additional year. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the research program of the lab by conducting research involving novel applications of moral psychology findings and basic research on moral cognition. This includes contributing to ongoing projects at the intersection of political/social psychology and the psychology of language. A variety of research approaches are welcome, such as text analysis, field-based studies, in-lab and web-based experiments.

Applications are encouraged from those with:

  •  Expertise conducting research in a relevant field such as social psychology, moral psychology, and/or the psychology of language, acquired through PhD or post-doctoral experience.
  • Team approach and leadership ability, as evidenced by collaborative research practices, ability to deliver open and constructive scholarly feedback, and an interest in helping with the start-up of the lab and research program.
  • Extensive know-how in research design, reproducible and transparent research practices, participant recruitment, data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing — and an interest in mentoring junior lab members in these areas.
  • Excellent follow-through, as evidenced by first-author publications.Applicants should send the following to with the subject line: Postdoc Application (Last Name)
  • Current CV
  • Cover letter that describes their research interests and their relevance to lab’s research program
  •  Up to 2 publications
  •  List of three referencesApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on June 11, 2018 until the position is filled. Email with questions about the position (Contact Name: Laura Niemi, Ph.D.; email: Location: St. George Campus, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

Deadline: open until filled

Posted September
23 2017

Research: Researchers and Compliance Analysts for the G7 and G20 Research Groups

The G7 Research Group and the G20 Research Group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs always welcome volunteer Researchers and Compliance Analysts. The Research Groups conduct various research projects, including analyzing compliance with commitments made at G7 and G20 summits on issues related to climate change, gender equality, trade, global macroeconomic issues, financial regulatory reform, corruption, energy and many other issues. Other research projects might involve analyzing media coverage or civil society engagement in the G7 and G20 process. The two groups serve as the world’s leading independent sources of research and analysis on the G7 and the G20.

The Summit Studies sections of the G7 and G20 Research Groups are responsible for producing the annual and final compliance reports for each summit. These reports are published on the G7 Information Centre website and the G20 Information Centre website and distributed to the participating governments, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders as well as to the media. The Summit Studies sections oversee the recruitment process for those volunteers, as well as for other projects they have developed.

Other research opportunities may be available through the G7 Research Group and the G20 Research Group. These might focus on specific issues and involve retroactive compliance or econometric analysis as well as other tasks.

Compliance Analyst:

Compliance analysts are responsible for writing, editing and updating analytical reports on G7 or G20 members’ compliance with the commitments they make at annual summits. Compliance analysts are responsible for conducting research on and writing individual country compliance reports within their assigned commitment. Compliance analysts are assigned a lead analyst, who provides some background information on the commitment, as well as directions for assigning compliance scores to the members they are assessing.

Compliance analysts are expected to:

  • Conduct thorough research on their commitments and members;
  • Maintain regular communication with their lead analyst (including attending meetings scheduled by lead analysts);
  • Email their lead analysts with any and all questions related to reports or other related issues;
  • Submit their reports by assigned deadlines;
  • Follow up on any requests made by their lead analysts before and after their assigned deadlines; and
  • Inform their lead analysts of any schedule changes or issues that might prevent them from meeting their commitments for the duration of the compliance cycle.

Compliance analysts may also have opportunities over the course of the compliance cycle to take on additional responsibility for material in the compliance report, and to apply for a position on the G7 or G20 Research Group Field Team or Home Team.

The Summit Studies section recruits volunteers at the start of each academic year, but there can be opportunities to participate throughout the year. Participants do not need to be students at the University of Toronto, nor do they have to be geographically based in Toronto. To inquire about getting involved, please contact the G7 Research Group at or the G20 Research Group at

Deadline: Open



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