Jane Jenson was awarded the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance ( CCCG) in March 2001. She is a Professor of Political Science in the Département de science politique at the Université de Montréal since 1993. Prior to joining this department she taught at Carleton University in Ottawa for more than 20 years.
Jane Jenson has also been invited to teach at a number of universities in North America and Europe. In 1988-89 she held the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian Studies at Harvard University.
She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Universität Augsburg, the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin), and the European University Institute, Florence. In winter 2005, she held the Chaire Bernheim en études sur la paix et la citoyenneté, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.