Field of Specialization: Global and International Projects
Academic Unit: Kroeger College of Public Affairs
Category of Appointment: Visiting Scholar
Rank/Position Title: Fellow in Residence
Start Date: September 1, 2020 (appointment is for 8 months)
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on January 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program at Carleton University invites applications for a Fellow in Residence position. The program is interested in candidates working on projects of global and international significance.  The successful candidate is expected to be in residence in Ottawa, Canada and take the award during Carleton’s 2020/21 academic year (September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021).  The appointment will involve delivering one public lecture, teaching one course per semester, and engaging with BGInS students, including during weekly office hours. In one semester, the Fellow is expected to teach a fourth-year honours seminar in the area of their expertise. In the other semester, the teaching assignment will be determined in collaboration with the BGInS Program Director. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach in one of: GINS 1020 (Ethnography, Globalization and Culture), or GINS 1000 (Global History).

The Fellow in Residence award is CAN $20,000.  During the term of the award, the Fellow will be appointed as a Visiting Scholar under Carleton’s policy on visiting appointments.


The applicant should have an impressive record of public policy engagement in the broad field of global and international studies, ranging from work in the public service, diplomacy, policy research arena, civil society advocacy, development, international litigation, or security services.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be sent electronically in ONE PDF file and should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a full resume or curriculum vitae, (3) an indication of which of the two named lecture courses above the candidate is qualified to teach, and (4) a short description of the proposed honours seminar that the candidate would teach.  Reference letters are NOT required at the time of application, but candidates should include the contact information for three potential referees.  Please send to the attention of Professor Neil Gerlach, Program Director, Bachelor of Global and International Studies. Please submit applications via email to  Consideration of complete applications will begin on January 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Academic Unit:

Launched in 2015, the BGInS program is an interdisciplinary program jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Affairs.  It is housed administratively in the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs:  Over 120 Carleton faculty members, from 19 different academic units, are affiliated with the program.  The BGInS program is unique in Canada in that it offers students and faculty a comprehensive multi- and inter-disciplinary space for teaching, learning, research and policy engagement on issues related to globalization in our contemporary period.  For more information on BGInS, please consult the program website:

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.