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About Carleton University

Carleton is a dynamic research and teaching institution dedicated to achieving the highest standards of scholarship. Located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation and bordered by the Rideau Canal, the Rideau River and lush parkland, Carleton’s 62-hectare campus is a self-contained community just minutes away from Parliament Hill and downtown Ottawa. Explore our beautiful, accessible campus through a virtual tour or our campus map. Read more about Carleton and view a historical timeline of the university.


Please contact Norah Vollmer, Manager, Faculty Affairs: or 613-520-2600 x 4156.

Carleton is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who 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 or gender identity and expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to work at Carleton University; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Teaching at Carleton: Passionate about student-centered learning experiences

Committed to discovery, knowledge and understanding of the world around us

We celebrate teaching and research achievements through many award opportunities

Ottawa is one of the country's best places to live and work

Faculty and Academic Staff

Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, public policy and administration, engineering and design, and the arts and social sciences. Read about our faculty, instructors and librarians on the Carleton Newsroom.

Our Students

We have almost 29,000 full- and part-time students, including more than 4,000 graduate students from every province and territory and over 100 countries around the world. They participate in academic opportunities in more than 100 programs and specializations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Academic Units/Departments and Programs

Carleton boasts six Faculties – Arts and Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Engineering and Design, Science, the Sprott School of Business, and Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs – that offer a wealth of study programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in 45 Academic Units and Departments.

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