Assistant Professor – Public Policy and Administration (Local Government and Local Policy Processes)

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO

About the Position
  • Academic unit: Public Policy and Administration
  • Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Field of specialization: Local Government and Local Policy Processes
  • Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
  • Start date: 1 July 2023
  • Closing date for applications: File review will begin September 30, 2022

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure- track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Local Government and Local Policy Processes, effective 1 July 2023. Through research, teaching and supervision, the successful candidate will participate in the development and delivery of the School’s graduate programs.

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 .


Candidates should have earned or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline by July 1, 2023 and have demonstrated promise of excellence in research and teaching related to local governance, local policy processes, and Canadian governance.

The ideal candidate’s research should be based in the context of local governments and local policy processes in the context of multi-level governance. We are particularly interested in applicants with policy interests in climate change mitigation efforts, Indigenous policy, public administration, or the nonprofit sector, as well as other areas. We invite candidates to reflect on the implications of their research agenda for Indigenous peoples and traditionally excluded and marginalized groups in Canadian society. Demonstrated leadership abilities in large research projects and evidence of community collaboration and outreach are beneficial. Expertise in case study approaches to learning would be an asset.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • Covering letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of research interest;
  • Teaching portfolio with a statement on teaching philosophy and evidence of effectiveness;
  • One or more research papers or publications; and
  • A statement identifying your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The online application form is at processes . For any clarification on the position or application procedure, please contact Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, .

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees to the same email address. Review of the applications will begin September 30th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be arranged in October 2022.

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.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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