Field of Specialization: Human Security and International Development
Academic Unit: International Affairs
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on December 9, 2019 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to research, teach and supervise graduate students at NPSIA. We are particularly interested in applicants with a focus on applied and practical policy issues and with expertise in human security and international development. We will consider a range of specializations, but especially welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on climate change or refugees or human rights. It is also expected that the chosen candidate will have a strong background in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

About the Academic Unit:

NPSIA is a recognized centre of academic excellence in international affairs and public policy. It is the largest and oldest school of its kind in Canada, with an international reputation and full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs ( We offer M.A., M.A.-J.D. and Ph.D. degrees in international affairs ( The M.A.-J.D. is offered jointly with the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. We also contribute to the Master’s programs in Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS) that are jointly offered with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University. NPSIA also contributes to specialized undergraduate programs in the area of international affairs and development. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty is engaged in a broad and growing array of research projects, innovative teaching initiatives, and linkages with the policy community.


Applicants should have, or expect to have, a completed Ph.D. at the time of appointment (July 1, 2020) in a relevant discipline. The ideal candidate will have a strong record in teaching and research (including relevant publications) and demonstrated potential for excellence as a teacher and researcher in the identified fields. Candidates should be committed to working in a policy-oriented multidisciplinary environment; related policy experience in the public or private sector will be an asset.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit applications electronically to in three PDF files including : 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of teaching interests, a teaching portfolio and any evaluations or other evidence of teaching performance, and a statement regarding their approach to teaching; 3) a plan for ongoing and future research, a short  description  of papers or monographs published or in progress, a summary of the doctoral thesis, and links to any publications or some sample publications. Candidates should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to the School. All candidates invited for an interview will be asked to deliver a research seminar to faculty and students.

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. 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 carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Director of NPSIA 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.