Field of Specialization: Religion
Academic Unit: College of the Humanities
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: February 15, 2019

About the Position:

Carleton University’ s College of the Humanities, program in Religion, invites applications for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies.  The preferred area of specialization is Ancient Israel and Hebrew Bible.

Responsibilities will include teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and MA supervision in area of specialty. The candidate is also expected to offer thematic courses and method and theory courses for the BA and for the MA in Religion and Public Life. Ability to teach in the College’s Great Books program will be considered an asset.

About the Academic Unit:

The Religion programs are housed in the College of the Humanities together with the Bachelor of Humanities program and the B.A program in Greek and Roman Studies. Religion offers a B.A. and an M.A. in Religion and Public Life. For more information on the program, please see


We seek an outstanding scholar with a PhD in Religious Studies and demonstrable excellence in teaching, with an expertise in the primary languages.

Application Instructions:

A letter of application, a complete CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of excellence in teaching should be sent electronically as one single PDF file by February 15, 2019 to Dr. Shane Hawkins, Director of the College of the Humanities, at In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. Candidates should be available in March for either on-campus or Skype-interviews.

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, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate 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.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. 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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

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.