About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Cybersecurity, National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Academic Unit: Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)/tenured
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tier 2
  • Start Date: July 1, 2024
  • Closing Date: Consideration of candidates will begin on May 15, 2023

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair whose work centres on policy-relevant questions related to Cybersecurity, National Security and Foreign Policy. An appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, including possibly with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (i.e. typically less than 10 years from highest degree at nomination) who are acknowledged by their peers as potential leaders in their field. Applicants with  legitimate career interruptions who are more than 10 years from their highest degree may have their eligibility assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  For more details, full program information, and eligibility criteria, please see https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.  For more information, please contact Carleton’s research grants office at https://carleton.ca/coris/.

Appointment is conditional on the approval of the application by the CRC Program.

About the Academic Unit

NPSIA is a recognized centre of academic excellence in international affairs and public policy.  It is the largest and oldest school of its kind in Canada. We offer M.A., M.A.-J.D. and Ph.D. degrees in international affairs (http://www.carleton.ca/npsia), and contribute to the Master’s in Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS) degree that is jointly offered with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • a PhD in Political Science or a cognate discipline (Carleton requirement)
  • an outstanding record of research and peer-reviewed publications
  • a record of high-quality teaching and supervision
  • an emerging record of international recognition in their field(s) and the capacity to establish themselves as an international leader within the next 5-10 years
  • a proposal for an original, innovative research program of the highest quality
  • experience and/or detailed plan to address equity, diversity and inclusion
  • the capacity to attract substantial external research funding

Preference will be given to candidates external to Carleton University, although internal candidates can apply and be assured fair consideration in the process.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file which includes a signed letter of application, curriculum vitae, three publications, and a five-page statement (describing (1) the proposed research program including research objectives, potential contribution to knowledge, and methods; (2) the training and mentoring plan; and (3) previous experience and/or future plans to address equity, diversity and inclusion).

Applicants should arrange to have three referees send supporting letters electronically.

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

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

All application materials should be sent to the attention of Associate Dean Jonathan Malloy, Chair of the CRC Selection committee, Carleton University. Email: odfpa@carleton.ca

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.

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; racialized persons; 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.