About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Any area in the Faculty of Science
  • Academic Unit: Faculty of Science
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track) or Tenured
  • Rank/Position Title: Open
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing Date: Applications will be considered until the position is filled

The Faculty of Science invites applications from qualified Indigenous candidates for an appointment in any unit of the Faculty, beginning July 1, 2022. The rank of appointment is open (Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor). All areas of research and teaching focus of relevance to units in the Faculty of Science will be considered.

Appointment will be either preliminary (tenure-track) or with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate(s).

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

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science comprises:

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Health Science
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Department of Physics
  • Institute of Biochemistry
  • Institute for Data Science
  • Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science
  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics

 More information about the Faculty can be found at https://science.carleton.ca

Candidates are asked to identify the unit where an appointment is sought. Cross-appointments will be considered.


  • PhD (or other degree/s as applicable) in a relevant discipline). Candidates close to completion will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching contributions.
  • Demonstrated potential for innovative and scholarly research and the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program.
  • Excellent ability to contribute to the academic life of the Unit.

 Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file, which includes the following:

  • a cover letter of application (including the desired unit(s) of appointment and a reflection on Indigenous heritage and community connections);
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of teaching interests and experience (maximum 2 pages)
  • a statement of research interests, including brief summary of past research activities and outline of planned activities (maximum 3 pages)
  • a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Applicants should provide the names of three individuals who can be approached to provide letters of recommendation, including both academic and Indigenous community connections.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank (kfrank@kbrs.ca) or Christina Connors (cconnors@kbrs.ca), or submit your application online at https://www.kbrs.ca/Career/15593.

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

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. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. 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 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.

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