Applications due: February 21, 2023

Fields of specialization: Indigenous Museology and Public History

Academic Units: Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture / Department of History

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) and the Department of History invite applications from qualified Indigenous candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) cross- appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2023, specializing in Indigenous practices in museology, broadly defined.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an engagement with Indigenous cultures, histories, or art-making practices, and how these have been represented or performed in institutional and/or non-institutional spaces and sites. Relevant areas of expertise include History, Art History, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Museum Studies, Heritage Studies, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, or a related discipline. The geographical focus of specialization is Turtle Island, the lands now called Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This is an Indigenous-specific position. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit scholars are particularly welcome, but Indigenous scholars globally are eligible to apply.

This joint position will support ISCLAC’s Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies and the Department of History’s MA in Public History and its Public History concentrations at the B.A. and Ph.D. level. The position includes undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision, involvement in the running of graduate programs, and active participation in the collegial governance of their academic units, proportional to a 50/50 joint appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a program of independent research, which may include curatorial practice, and engage with partnering cultural institutions and communities. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing efforts and initiatives towards Indigenizing and decolonization.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. In addition to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, we welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code Section 14, this selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities and the groups noted above are encouraged to self-identify.

About the Candidate

The successful candidate will hold or be nearing completion of a PhD in a field of specialization relevant to the position, as described above. They will have a record of academic publications, and/or curatorial practice, or demonstrate potential for future research output.

Candidates are expected to show demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching. They should provide evidence of their commitment to pedagogical innovation, which might include, for example, land-based, community-engaged, and/or experiential learning.

The successful candidate must demonstrate research and teaching interests in and engagement with Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, with evidence of community involvement, including lived experience or collaborative partnerships with First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other Indigenous communities and organizations in Turtle Island.

Ideal candidates will have experience collaborating with cultural institutions, teaching a diverse student body, developing Indigenized curricula, and mentoring Indigenous students.

About the Academic Units:

The Department of History offers a four-year undergraduate Honours degree, a MA in History, a MA in Public History, and a PhD in History. For more information, see:

The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) is a graduate-only academic unit, offering an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Cultural Mediations and a Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies. For more information, see:

Both academic units are informed by and committed to the recommendations of Kinàmàgawin, Carleton

University’s Indigenous strategy.

Application instructions:

As part of their letter of application, the applicant should include:
A clear statement indicating their relationship to the Indigenous community that claims them

  • A statement indicating if they are currently legally eligible to work in Canada
  • A statement that reflects their perspectives on and/or experience dealing with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, service, or scholarly activities

The letter of application and a curriculum vitae should be emailed as an attachment in a combined, single PDF file to department administrator Darlene Moss (

Applicants should also arrange for three individuals, including both academic and Indigenous community connections, to send letters of recommendation directly to department administrator Darlene Moss (

*All materials should be received by February 21, 2023*

No other materials will be accepted, but teaching or research examples may be requested at a later stage. Questions about the position should be directed to the committee chair, Dr. James Opp (

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the committee chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin Anishinaabe people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.