Assistant Professor Position in Childhood Studies at Carleton University

Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (Child Studies Program) – Assistant Professor
Applications Closing Date: January 15, 2015

The Child Studies Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence on July 1, 2015.

The Child Studies Program at Carleton University, located in the nation’s capital, began in 1997. Child Studies is housed in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and works collaboratively with the Institute’s other programs: Human Rights, and Sexuality Studies. Our unique program has quickly established itself as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate programs, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to its rapidly growing needs.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a related field in Social Sciences, Health, Education, Applied Sciences, or Humanities; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a track record of research and publication of relevance to child/youth well-being. Research interests and expertise must address children/youth at risk with a focus on ethics and/or policy. A demonstrated interdisciplinary and critical approach to child studies frameworks in both teaching and research is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, contribute effectively to academic life in the Institute, and undertake community advocacy in regards to children and youth. Faculty members are expected to apply for external research funding.

Applications are due on January 15, 2015. Please submit the following information electronically to in one PDF file: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching scores); and 4) samples of writing or published work. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have supporting letters from three referees sent to the department. All materials can be sent to the attention of: Patrizia Gentile, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, 2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6.

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

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

Carleton University is strongly 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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted by the Chair of the Search Committee to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to meet accommodation requests in a timely manner.

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