Field of Specialization: Sociology (An Indigenous-specific position)
Academic Unit: Sociology and Anthropology
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)/Tenured
Rank/Position Title: Lecturer or Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021 (negotiable)
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin September 28, 2020 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time appointment in Sociology, beginning July 1, 2021. This is an Indigenous-specific position. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit scholars are particularly welcome but Indigenous scholars from any context are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

The rank of appointment is Lecturer or Assistant Professor. All areas of research and teaching focus of relevance to Sociology programs will be considered, for example, Indigenous worldviews, Indigenous ways of knowing, social theory, research methodologies, social justice, social inequality, cultural studies, or different substantive foci such as Indigenous communities, decolonization, education, social movements, political sociology, or the criminal justice system. Appointment will be either preliminary (tenure-track) or with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities are encouraged to self-identify.  Indigenous candidates who are women; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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

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The applicant should hold, at a minimum, a graduate degree in sociology or a relevant social science discipline, and be working on or have completed a doctoral degree. The successful candidate will have or demonstrate the ability to develop an externally funded, high-quality research program; a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; community engagement; an ability to contribute effectively to the academic life of the department, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the University. Candidates are encouraged to identify community connections.

Application Instructions:

Applications are due September 28, 2020, and applicants should send electronically the following in five (5) separate files: a cover letter of application (including a reflection on Indigenous heritage and community connections); a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio; a statement of research interests; a research writing sample, for example a thesis chapter or a published article. Applicants should also arrange for three individuals to provide letters of recommendation, including both academic and Indigenous community connections, electronically to the address below.

Submissions should be sent to: Kimberley Séguin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, at

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

To help us develop our equity programs, a confidential equity and diversity self-identification survey may be sent to all applicants separately.

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

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.