About the Position

  • Academic unit: Public Policy and Administration
  • Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Field of specialization: Policy and Program Evaluation
  • Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
  • Start date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing date for applications: File review will begin December 15, 2021

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure- track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Policy and Program Evaluation, effective 1 July 2022. Through research, teaching, and supervision, the successful candidate will participate in the development and delivery of the School’s graduate programs.

About the School of Public Policy and Administration

The research-intensive School, which is situated in a unique Faculty of Public Affairs, is a recognized centre of academic excellence in public policy and administration. It is the oldest and largest school of its kind in Canada and is well known internationally, offering a PhD in Public Policy, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master and Diploma of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, joint MA in Sustainable Energy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation, and Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty members are engaged in diverse research and teaching initiatives, and are regularly called upon for their expertise by government departments, nonprofits, and international agencies.


The position is open to candidates from a diversity of disciplines; candidates should have earned a PhD by July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter, have an active research agenda related to policy and program evaluation and have demonstrated promise of teaching related to evaluation.

A variety of expertise related to monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment is relevant to this position, including expertise in: quantitative and/or qualitative approaches to evaluation; data management and visualization; gender-based analysis; and management of evaluation and impact measurement systems in a public or nonprofit context. Priority will be given to candidates working on the conduct and application of evaluation to social and economic inequities, vulnerable and racialized communities and/or the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion in the public or nonprofit sector. The candidate would have an ability to teach graduate students how to produce evaluation, critically assess and use evaluation, understand pressures and challenges of impact assessment, and supervise and mentor student teams in experiential learning projects with government or community partners.

Application Instructions

Application materials should be sent electronically as a single PDF file which includes:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of research interests, and
  • a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of effectiveness.

Please also provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans. As separate files, please include one or more research papers or publications. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

The electronic package should be sent to: Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Eval.Hiring@carleton.ca. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees to the same email. Review of files will commence on December 15, 2021, and (virtual) interviews will begin in mid-January 2022.

About Carleton University

Located on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University 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.

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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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

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