Assistant Professor – Public Policy and Administration (Organizational Management and Leadership)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO

About the Position
  • Academic unit: Public Policy and Administration
  • Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Field of specialization: Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
  • Start date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing date for applications: File review will begin December 15, 2021

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure- track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Organizational Management and Leadership, effective 1 July 2022. 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 and on the University as a whole at the Faculty Affairs website:


Candidates should have earned or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline by July 1, 2022, and have demonstrated promise of excellence in research and teaching related to public administration, public management, and/or organizational theory 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. This position will integrate research across several crucial School programs (e.g., Public Policy and Administration; Sustainable Energy; Program Evaluation; Nonprofit Leadership; Indigenous Administration). The person appointed would be ideally situated to enhance the School’s reputation in inclusive and innovative leadership and governance and play a key role in related funding applications and projects. In their applications, we invite candidates to reflect on the implications of their research agenda for Indigenous peoples and traditionally excluded and marginalized groups in Canadian society.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • Covering letter and Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of research interest;
  • Teaching portfolio with a statement on teaching philosophy and evidence of effectiveness; and
  • One or more research papers or publications.

The application materials should be sent electronically as four separate pdf documents to: 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 files will begin December 15, 2021. Interviews will take place in early January 2022.

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

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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