Field of Specialization: Politics of Migration and Work
Academic Unit: Political Science
Category of Appointment: Tenured
Rank/Position Title: Full Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible after that date
Closing Date: Consideration of candidates will begin on February 19, 2021.

About the Position:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a Tier 1 CRC in Politics of Migration and Work eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.

The successful applicant will have an internationally recognized research program bridging the fields of migration, global labour markets and gender relations. We are particularly interested in research agendas that focus on the provision of care by migrant workers. Strong research networks in sending communities would be seen as an asset.

Tier 1 Chairs recognize outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Please see the CRC website at for details and consult the website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Political Science is a research-intensive unit, with significant and longstanding strengths in the study of global politics. The department established one of Canada’s first political science PhD fields in Gender and Diversity, and is rapidly becoming a centre of expertise on migration. For more information, please visit:


The successful candidate will have:

  • a PhD in Political Science or a cognate discipline
  • an outstanding, international recognized research record, with a focus on politics of migration and work
  • an international reputation as a research-leader in their field(s)
  • a proven ability to attract external research funding
  • a proposal for an original, innovative research program of the highest quality
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • a superior record of attracting and mentoring graduate students

The successful candidate will work with the Faculty of Public Affairs to prepare the application for the Tier 1 CRC.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an updated curriculum vitae, three exemplary publications, and a five page vision statement (including a summary of the proposed research, a statement of research leadership, and a plan for fostering interdisciplinary collaborations) in one single PDF document.

Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Completed applications can be submitted online at For more information about this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank at or Beth McLennan at, or call 1-866-822-6022.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to arrange for three letters of support at a later date.

To help us develop our equity programs, a confidential equity and diversity self-identification survey will be sent to all applicants separately.

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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 31,000 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 over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

We are strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nomination and appointment process. 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 qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.