Recognizing that many women continue to face systemic obstacles in pursuing careers in STEM disciplines, this page has been developed by Carleton’s Women in STEM Working Group to showcase specific resources for women considering applying to a STEM-related academic opportunity.


Deans Maria DeRosa and Larry Kostiuk

Maria DeRosa, Dean, Faculty of Science and Larry Kostiuk, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design

On behalf of Carleton University, we are thrilled to invite you to learn more about academic opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)! We welcome all qualified candidates for the academic appointment opportunities listed below. Recognizing that many women continue to face systemic obstacles in pursuing careers in STEM disciplines, we have developed this page to provide additional resources for women who may be considering applying to STEM-related academic opportunities at Carleton.

This page features some of the resources, programming and events that Carleton is pleased to host. For more information on these initiatives, we invite you to review the Faculty of Engineering and Design and Faculty of Science websites.


Maria DeRosa, Dean, Faculty of Science
Larry Kostiuk, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design

Current Academic Opportunities in STEM Disciplines

The list below includes all open academic job opportunities in Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design and Faculty of Science. A full list of all academic job opportunities across all Faculties and disciplines and Canada Research Chair opportunities is also available. Please note that these opportunities are open for all candidates to apply.

Carleton’s Commitment to EDI

Carleton has articulated its commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the comprehensive EDI Action Plan that outlines ways to reimagine curricular and pedagogical practices, and commits to further enhancing student supports, research infrastructure, leadership development for academic and non-academic staff, organizational culture and more.

Carleton’s commitment to EDI is also demonstrated through the institution-wide calls to action outlined in Kinàmàgawin, our revitalized Indigenous strategy. Carleton has also endorsed the Dimensions Charter and signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion and the UN International Decade for People of African Descent.

EDI Action Plan front cover

Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities

Rowan Thomson

In 2020, Prof. Rowan Thomson was appointed as the Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Science to continue building on various initiatives to foster awareness, build collaborations and spark engagement to enhance EDI in Science.

STEM Resources and Programs

Women in Engineering and IT students

Supported by 20 industry and government partners, Carleton’s Women in Engineering and IT (WiE&IT) program is a unique program that aims to help close the gender gap in STEM.

Students and professor in lab

The Faculty of Science collaborates on concrete and sustained actions to address the historical and persistent challenges to equity, diversity and inclusion in Science.

Lab classroom

Carleton offers teaching and research support for academics through Teaching and Learning Services and the Carleton Office for Research Initiatives and Services.

Additional Resources

  • Virtual Ventures logoVirtual Ventures is a not-for-profit organization run under Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design. It offers nationally recognized technology and engineering programs for youth who have completed junior kindergarten to grade 12, such as Go Eng Girl and Go Code Girl, which provide unique opportunities for female students to learn about careers in the exciting field of engineering and coding and software development.
  • CU Wise logoCarleton’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) chapter is part of a global movement that encourages and supports women in STEM. Their mission is to help younger generations to learn about STEM; inspire members through mentorships, workshops and other programming; and support members through social events to help achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  • The Faculty of Science has established a new junior faculty mentoring program, which includes mentors, training and an active Slack channel.

Related News

Additional stories and news releases are available on the Faculty of Engineering and Design and Faculty of Science websites.

Featured Events

  • The Awareness, Collaboration and Engagement (ACE) event series aims to increase and advance EDI efforts in the Faculty of Science.
  • The annual Faculty of Science Herzberg Lecture is held in honour of Gerhard Herzberg, a former Chancellor of Carleton and recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The lecture emphasizes the relationship between science and society and seeks to address an aspect of science which has a pronounced impact on our daily lives.
  • The Ingenious Talks and Science Café event series engage the community in lively discussions of timely and innovative ideas in engineering and science.
  • The Fields-Carleton Distinguished Lecture is an annual lecture sponsored by Carleton and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, which features internationally-renowned speakers with expertise in mathematics, statistics and theoretical computer science.
  • The annual Discovery Lecture, hosted by the Faculty of Science and School of Journalism, addresses a scientific issue and brings well-known scientists from around the world to campus to showcase and promote excellence in science journalism.
Maydianne CB Andrade

Prof. Maydianne CB Andrade, 2021 Discovery Lecture guest speaker | Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn

Akiko Iwasaki

Prof. Akiko Iwasaki, 2021 Herzberg Lecture guest speaker | Kike Calvo/AP Images for HHMI

Contact Information

Norah Vollmer
Manager, Faculty Affairs