Job Details
Posting ID : 792
Position Title : Chair in Human Security
Faculty/Academic Area : Balsillie School of International Affairs
Campus : Waterloo
Position Summary :

Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications and nominations for a tenured position in human security at the rank of Professor. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong familiarity with international efforts at promoting human security, including the existing and alternative policy frameworks concerning human security and the major governance architectures currently under discussion at multilateral and global scales.

The research interests of the successful candidate might address the roles of intergovernmental agencies, regional governmental initiatives, transnational corporations and transnational NGOs and/or social movements in shaping policy around key issues such as inequality, poverty, social care and human rights.

The successful candidate will hold the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair in Human Security. This endowed chair includes a tenured appointment at Wilfrid Laurier University and cross-appointment to the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The incumbent will also holdadjunct status at the University of Waterloo.

The successful candidate's research record will demonstrate a clear, sustainable, and relevant research program. The candidate's scholarship elicits widespread peer acceptance, is regularly supported by multi-year research funding and attracts highly qualified graduate students. As well we are especially interested in candidates who are effective teachers, thesis supervisors and mentors. Applicants need not currently hold the rank of Professor, but must demonstrate a record of scholarship that is consistent with promotion from Associate to Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.

CIGI Chairs are expected to teach two courses annually in the Balsillie School's graduate programs, supervise doctoral candidates, and undertake research relating to the School's mandate. As the Balsillie School is a new endeavour, the incumbent should expect to take an active role in enhancing the programs and the international profile of the Balsillie School.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. If you wish to identify yourself as a member of one of these groups, you may write under separate cover in confidence to Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, Provost, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5.  Further information on the equity policy can be found at

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

Please forward applications or nominations and a cv to Dr. Terry Levesque, Associate Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 6C2 or by email at The Appointments Committee will begin considering candidates March 19, 2012, continuing until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable, but can begin as early as July, 2012.

More information about the Balsillie School may be found at