About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Political Economy and Work and Labour
  • Academic Unit: Political Economy
  • Rank/Position Title: Visiting Professor – 2 positions
  • Start Date: Fall 2024 and Winter 2025
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2023 or until filled

The Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University invites applications from distinguished scholars for two term-length appointments as Visiting Professor. There is one appointment open for each of Fall 2024 (September-December) and Winter 2025 (January-April).

The Institute’s unique programming includes an M.A. in Political Economy, a Ph.D. Specialization in Political Economy, and a Graduate Diploma in Work and Labour. Each appointment involves teaching one graduate course in an area of work and labour, broadly defined (delivered in the Institute), and one graduate course in any area of political economy or Sociology. In addition, the visiting professor will deliver a public lecture, workshop, or symposium.

Candidates are expected to be mid- to senior-career scholars with well-established research portfolios in one or more domains of political economy, including work and labour.  Each successful candidate will be paid a salary of $30,000 for the one-term appointment.

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

About the Academic Unit

For more information about Carleton’s Institute of Political Economy, please visit our website at: https://carleton.ca/politicaleconomy/.


The applicant should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong record of internationally-recognized published scholarship, and a strong record of teaching at the graduate level.  The applicant should also ensure that when they apply, if selected, that they will be on sabbatical or able to take leave to accept the position.

Application Instructions

Applications should be sent electronically in one single PDF document and include cover letter (The cover letter must include an attestation that the applicant will be on sabbatical or other approved leave for the duration of the appointment), a full curriculum vitae, plus a short description of two proposed courses, and should be addressed to Prof. Susan Braedley, Director, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University and sent via email care of aleksandra.minic@carleton.ca. Consideration of complete applications will begin after September 30, 2023. The positions will remain open until filled.

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.

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 at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/.

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 at https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/cu-files/kinamagawin/ and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at http://carleton.ca/equity for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is one of the university’s strategic priorities and applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements so 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.