Faculty Lecturer in International Development Studies


Position Summary:


McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) invites applications a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Faculty Lecturer, to begin July 1 2019.

Teaching and Service:

The primary responsibility is to teach undergraduate credit courses in the International Development program. The teaching load will be six, 3-credit (undergraduate) courses per year, spread over fall and winter teaching terms.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to administrative activities within the Institute for the Study of International Development, working collaboratively with other academic and administrative staff members. These responsibilities may include participation on the IDS program committee and some student advising.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in International Development Studies or in related disciplines such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Management, Sociology, and Political Science, with a strong interest in research in International Development and proven record of excellence in teaching. A demonstrated ability to teach methodology courses for International Development an asset. Candidates should be able to engage actively with scholars and students across a wide range of research interests and are also expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of ISID


The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a field pertinent to International Development Studies and a proven record of excellence in teaching.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, ranked, academic, non-tenure track position with an appointment of 12-months’ duration.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application via Academic Jobs Online:

Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.

Applications must include:

The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • a one page teaching statement including a complete list of courses taught, teaching assistantships and summary of teaching experience
  • Course evaluations if available
  • one sample of written work
  • three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover by the applicant’s referees.

Inquiries should be addressed to Iain Blair (subject: “Faculty Lecturer Position”) at iain.blair [at] More information about the ISID and the International Development Studies program can be found online at

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email angela.campbell [at] or phone at 514-398-1660.

The language of instruction at McGill is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Faculty/Unit: Institute for the Study of International Development, Faculty of Arts

Start date: July 1, 2019

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Duration of Posting: Review of applications will begin on May 20 and continue until the position is filled

Duration: 12 months

Post Date: May 9 2019