The largest and oldest policy school of its kind in Canada, SPPA is a recognized centre of academic excellence in public policy and public administration.

We are hiring for three positions at the assistant professor level, starting July 1, 2022.
Closing date for applications: File review will begin December 15, 2021

Assistant Professor – Public Policy and Administration (Organizational Management and Leadership)
The ideal candidate’s research should reflect a broad and nuanced understanding of the increasingly complex leadership and governance structures in which public policy is developed. We seek candidates whose research addresses organizational change and the roles that leadership and management can play in these processes within a broad range of institutional settings, including public service and nonprofit and civil society organizations.

Assistant Professor – Public Policy and Administration (Policy and Program Evaluation)
A variety of expertise related to monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment is relevant to this position, including expertise in: quantitative and/or qualitative approaches to evaluation; data management and visualization; gender-based analysis; and management of evaluation and impact measurement systems in a public or nonprofit context. Priority will be given to candidates working on the conduct and application of evaluation to social and economic inequities, vulnerable and racialized communities and/or the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion in the public or nonprofit sector.

Assistant Professor – Public Policy and Administration (Public Policy and Inequality)
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in any social science field relating to inequality and public policy by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. These fields may include Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or  related disciplines. Candidates must have demonstrated promise of excellence in research and teaching related to policy and inequalities. The ideal candidate’s research should focus on the ways in which public policy can foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society.

About the School of Public Policy and Administration

A research-intensive School, situated in a unique Faculty of Public Affairs, is a recognized centre of academic excellence in public policy and public administration. It is the largest and oldest school of its kind in Canada and is well-known internationally, offering a PhD in Public Policy, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, a joint MA in Sustainable Energy, an online graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation, and a graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty members are engaged in diverse research and teaching initiatives and are regularly called upon for their expertise by government departments, NGOs, and international agencies. More information on the School is available at and on the University as a whole at the Faculty Affairs website:

About Carleton University

Located on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.