About the Position

Field of Specialization: Anti-Black Racism

Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; open discipline

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: July 1, 2023

Applications will considered beginning February 15, 2023 until the position is filled

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Carleton University invites applications from Black scholars for a tenure-track position in Anti-Black Racism, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is to begin July 1 2023 and to be held in one or more of the units of FASS. To learn more about the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please visit: https://carleton.ca/fass/

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this selection will be limited to persons who are Black. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify. In addition, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) persons, Racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community) whose intersectional identity includes Blackness, are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity supports Carleton University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black persons from Africa or of the African diaspora (e.g., African and African descendants from the Caribbean, The Americas, and Europe).


A PhD is required by July 1, 2023, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication, and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in Anti-Black Racism. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding and innovative research. Applicants should have a strong research profile appropriate to their stage of career. Evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence will be demonstrated by, for example, record of publications (or forthcoming publications) in monographs with major presses or articles in significant journals; presentations at major conferences; public-facing community work; awards and accolades; a record of external funding from major funding bodies; and strong recommendations from referees.

The position will involve undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through a statement of teaching interests, and a record of teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations, including in the high priority areas of experiential education and technology enhanced learning. Past experiences in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in previous institutions, such as in curriculum development and in supporting students from diverse backgrounds, is also an asset.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to clearly indicate in their cover letter the unit(s) to wich they may be appointed. For applicants with interdisciplinary research areas, more than one Unit may be named. Applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary search committee in FASS.

A complete application will include:

  • A cover letter
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Samples of academic writing

Please 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.

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

Please send your complete application electronically as one PDF in confidence to FASSOD@carleton.ca.

Queries about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof Shireen Hassim (Shireen.Hassim@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. 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 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.

We acknowledge that Carleton University is situated on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin people.