Field of Specialization: Critical Disability Studies
Academic Unit: Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary, Tenure-Track
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on January 15, 2021 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 Disability Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021.

The candidate will be expected to research and teach in the area of critical disability studies, including teaching core courses in Disability Studies and helping to build our growing Disability Studies Minor. Additional expertise in the areas of critical race studies and/or critical mad studies would be especially welcome.

We encourage applications from disabled people, those with experience mentoring disabled students, and/or those engaged with diverse disability communities.

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, Disability Studies, and Critical Race Studies. As part of the recent inclusion of Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies in the Institute, and the development of a new minor in Critical Race Studies, we are seeking scholars who can help foster the growth of intersectional pedagogy and institution building both within the Institute and beyond by building 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, Sociology/Anthropology, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Global and International Studies, Law and Legal Studies, and Criminology and Criminal Justice.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies, Disability Studies, or related field, with evidence of strong potential for innovative and intersectional scholarly research and pedagogy. The candidate should have demonstrated aptitude for teaching core courses in critical disability studies and evidence of ability to work in the Institute’s interdisciplinary, collaborative environment, which brings together women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, and critical race studies with a strong commitment to transnational, decolonial, and Indigenous frameworks.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file which includes the following: a cover letter (1-2 pages), CV, research statement (1-2 pages), and a list of three referees. Requests for full dossier with writing sample, letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching record in Disability Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies and of institutional experience supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion will follow.

Submissions must be made electronically to:  Prof. Ann Cvetkovich, Director, c/o Lana Keon, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University, at Please include “Critical Disability Studies Application – (CANDIDATE’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME)” in the subject line of all emails.

Consideration of complete applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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. As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Carleton has recently approved a Coordinated Accessibility Strategy, an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, the Kinàmàgawin Indigenous Strategy, as well as a new Strategic Integrated Plan.

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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, 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.

Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.

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.