Field of Specialization: Critical Race Studies
Academic Unit: Women’s and Gender Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Applications will be considered starting October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies with a specialization in Critical Race Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.

The candidate will be expected to do research and teaching in the area of critical race studies.  Additional expertise in any of the following areas would be especially welcome:  disability studies, Indigenous studies, African studies, and/or transnational and diaspora studies.

About the Academic Unit:

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies offers a graduate MA in Women’s and Gender Studies, undergraduate degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies, and minors in Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies. As part of the recent addition of Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies to the Institute, we are seeking scholars who can help foster the growth of intersectional pedagogy and institution building both within the Institute, including plans for a possible Critical Diversity Studies initiative, and through connections with departments and programs such as the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, the Institute of African Studies, Childhood and Youth Studies, Human Rights and Social Justice, Migration and Diaspora Studies, and Global and International Studies. https://carleton.ca/womensstudies/

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies or related field, with evidence of strong potential for innovative and intersectional scholarly research and pedagogy in critical race studies and other interdisciplinary areas central to feminist research. Additional expertise in any of the following areas would be especially welcome:  disability studies, Indigenous studies, African studies, and/or transnational and diaspora studies. The candidate should have demonstrated aptitude for teaching core courses in women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, and/or disability studies and evidence of ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file to Lana Keon (lana.keon@carleton.ca) and should include the following: cover letter, CV, research statement, and names of three referees. Requests for full dossier with writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching record in Women’s and Gender Studies will follow.

Please also identify any experience in your previous institutional environment in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, such as curriculum development or support for student diversity.

Applications will be considered starting October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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 30,000 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. 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 almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair 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.