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Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Program Manager

Department: Politics and Public Administration
Position supervisor: Daniel Rubenson - Executive Director and Professor of Politics
Contract length: 2 Years from Start Date (M/D/Y)
Hours of work per week: 36.5
Position type: MAC Research Term
Rate of pay: $67,373–$107,621 per year.

About Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.

In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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About the program/department/team

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research program is housed at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University. EGAP is a research, evaluation, and learning network with worldwide reach that promotes rigorous knowledge accumulation, innovation, and evidence-based policy in various governance domains, including accountability, political participation, mitigation of societal conflict, and reducing inequality.  It does so by fostering academic-practitioner collaborations, developing tools and methods for analytical rigor, and training academics and practitioners alike, with an intensive focus in the Global South. For more information about our work, visit (external link) .

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Program Manager will provide oversight to EGAP’s activities, including programmatic, financial and administrative aspects of the network. The candidate will work closely with EGAP’s global membership of researchers and practitioner organizations, as well as EGAP regional hub partners in West Africa and Latin America. The candidate is the primary point of contact at TMU, working with relevant departments on grant management, reporting and financial management, and other university-related tasks. The position will report to EGAP’s Executive Director and Professor of Politics at TMU, Daniel Rubenson.

The Opportunity

Duties and Responsibilities:


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, social science discipline preferred
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline preferred but not required

Additional Qualifications and/or Skills:

  • Ability to work with membership in a service-oriented manner
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people at different levels of the University and with external stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • French or Spanish language skills
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter directly to:

RUBENSON, Dr. Daniel
Department: Politics & Public Administration

Toronto Metropolitan University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion:

  • Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
  • We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process,please reach out to Human Resources: 
  • All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
  • We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.
  • If you self declare as being a North American Indigenous applicant and require support during the recruitment process, please reach out to TMU’s Indigenous Human Resources Lead at A consultation meeting will be made available for you to inquire about further support for your application.