Political Science


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are closed on campus. However, we are online! If you need assistance, please contact the administrative assistant, Marcy Baker, mbaker@stfx.ca

The Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications to teach one or more of the following courses in 2020-21 academic year.  

PSCI 102 Introduction to Comparative and Global Politics
PSCI 308 Global Justice
PSCI 355 Global Issues

Applicants should have a completed PhD or be near completion by the time of appointment. The Department is seeking candidates who are committed to contributing to StFX’s priorities of equity and inclusion. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

A cover letter indicating the course(s) the applicant is qualified to teach, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as course outlines and teaching evaluations, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent electronically as a PDF file to:

Ms. Marcy Baker
Administrative Assistant
Department of Political Science

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Youngwon Cho, Department Chair, at ycho@stfx.ca

Review of applications will begin May 22, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.

Posted: April 29, 2020


The Memorial for Mr. MacEachen at St. F.X. can be watched on YouTube at Allan J. MacEachen a Celebration of life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a20tbGyzf-Q

The life and legacy of one of Canada’s most important and respected politicians, the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen, was honoured as hundreds—including Canadian Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau—filled StFX’s Keating Centre Sept. 17 for a celebration of life for a man regarded as a Canadian icon.

Mr. MacEachen, 96, a native of Inverness, Cape Breton, died Sept. 12, 2017. The longtime Nova Scotia MP, cabinet minister and senator was also Canada's first deputy prime minister. He was one of StFX’s most notable alumni.

Hugh and Celia Gillis Bursary
This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at StFX, with preference for students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% and demonstrate financial need in their application. Preference will be given to students from Antigonish County. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 75% in each year of study.  Award Value: up to $2000.  Applications will open mid-August and are available to students online at:http://sites.stfx.ca/financial_aid/application

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