Thursday, September 21, 2017

Public Policy and Administration (Indigenous Policy and Administration) – Assista...

Academic unit: Public Policy and Administration
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of specialization: Indigenous Policy and Administration
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: 1 July 2018
Closing date for applications: 27 October 2017

About the position:

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Policy and Administration, effective 1 July 2018.

Through research, teaching and supervision, the successful candidate will participate in the development and delivery of the School’s graduate programs in Indigenous policy and administration.

The School is a recognized centre of academic excellence in public policy and administration.  It is the largest and oldest school of its kind in Canada and is well known internationally, offering a PhD Public Policy, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, a joint MA Sustainable Energy Policy, the graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation, and the graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty members are engaged in diverse research and teaching initiatives, and are regularly called upon for their expertise by government departments, NGOs and international agencies. More information on the IPA is available at, on the School at, and on the University as a whole at the Faculty Affairs Web site


Candidates should have earned a PhD in a relevant discipline by 1 July 2018 or soon thereafter, and have demonstrated promise of excellence in research and teaching related to Indigenous policy and administration. Priority will be given to candidates with active research programs and teaching competencies that reflect the diversity of First Nation, Métis and Inuit circumstances in Canada, and who have developed expertise in models of Indigenous governance, intergovernmental affairs, and economic and community development. Of particular interest is expertise in the leadership and management of Indigenous governments and organizations, and their financing. A variety of methodological approaches is welcome and encouraged. Experience living in an Indigenous setting or working with Indigenous organizations and governments would be an asset. Persons who identify as Indigenous are particularly invited to apply.

Application instructions:

Applications should include:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of research interest,
  • a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of effectiveness, and
  • one or more research papers or publications.

The application materials should be sent electronically as four separate pdf documents to: Dr. Calum Carmichael, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, (5217 River Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1S 5B6; telephone 613-520-2600 ext. 2631 or 2547). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees to the same email address.  All materials must be received by 27 October 2017.  On-site interviews will take place in late November 2017.

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

About Carleton University:

Located on unceded Algonquin land in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems.  Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 28,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly 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, Métis and Inuit peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 in
Share: Twitter, Facebook