Professorial Ranks – Political Science (Indigenous Politics in Canada)

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO

About the Position:

Field of Specialization: Indigenous Politics in Canada
Academic Unit: Political Science
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Start Date: January 1, 2023 or July 1, 2023
Closing Date: October 31, 2022

The Department of Political Science invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment specializing in Indigenous Politics in Canada at the rank of assistant or associate professor. 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.

The position focuses on Indigenous politics and political systems, which may be approached from a range of perspectives, including Indigenous and decolonial philosophies, cultures, governance, social movements, resurgence, and subaltern histories. The areas of expertise of the successful candidate may include, for example: Indigenous-settler relations in Canadian state-building; Canada’s Indigenous policies and their legacies; truth and reconciliation; decolonialization; Canada-Indigenous treaties; public policy-making on issues relevant to Indigenous communities; Indigenous representation in and engagement with Canadian political institutions.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. In addition to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, we welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code Section 14, this selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities and the groups noted above are encouraged to self-identify.

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

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Political Science at Carleton University is one of the largest in Canada. It offers programs of study at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Our faculty teach and research in all fields of the discipline. We have strong interdisciplinary connections to other academic units on campus, including the Department of Law and Legal Studies, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. We are part of the Faculty of Public Affairs, which brings together twelve departments and schools focused on preparing students to apply scholarly knowledge to the practical world. We are informed by the recommendations of Kinàmàgawin , Carleton University’s Indigenous strategy.


Candidates should hold a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline, or the completion of such a degree should be underway (ABD). They should have a record of publications and/or demonstrate potential for future research output. They should have a record of university teaching and of engagement with Indigenous politics and political systems at community, regional, national, or international levels, and/or they should demonstrate future potential in these respects. They should demonstrate connections to Indigenous communities, and/or the ability to build such connections.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit their applications electronically in one single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a cover letter and CV; (2) a statement of research interests and samples of research or publications; and (3) a teaching portfolio with evidence of teaching experience. Applicants are encouraged to outline relevant non-academic experience, such as advocacy work or other engagement with Indigenous politics and political systems, as well as future plans for building connections between the university and Indigenous communities.

Please indicate in your application if you are a legally eligible to work in Canada.

Applicants should arrange for three individuals, including both academic and Indigenous community connections, to provide letters of recommendation electronically to the address below.

All application materials should be directed to: Ms. Amy Papineau, Department Administrator, Department of Political Science, Carleton University at

About Carleton University:

Located in Ottawa, Carleton 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 .

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the department 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.

Friday, August 19, 2022  |  Categories: FPA , Indigenous , Job Postings
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