The Institute of Political Economy offers yearly employment opportunities  subject to budgetary approval. These positions are typically in the capacity of Contract Instructor or Visiting Professor. All opportunities with the Institute will be posted under Employment Opportunities as positions become available.

Visiting Professor – 2 positions

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Political Economy and Work and Labour

Political Economy

Visiting Professor – 2 positions

Fall 2024 and Winter 2025

September 30, 2023 or until filled.


About the Position:

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 political economy (broadly defined), and one graduate course in work and labour. 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.

List of past Visiting Professors can be found here.

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For more information about Carleton’s Institute of Political Economy, please visit our website at:


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 Consideration of complete applications will begin after September 30, 2022. The positions will remain open until filled.

Please also provide an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement that may identify your strengths and experiences in advancing EDI, in curriculum, in supporting diverse students, and research excellence, in addition to future plans.

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

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About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America and Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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.  Launched by our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities, our EDI Institutional Action ( renews Carleton’s commitment to leadership in the areas of anti-racism and 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.