Job Opportunity with the Child Studies Program, Carleton University

The Child Studies Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, to commence on July 1st, 2013.

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

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a related field (such as Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Health Studies, Public Policy, Law); demonstrated excellence in teaching; a track record of research and publication of relevance to children and youth/adolescents. Research interests and expertise must focus on marginalized and vulnerable communities with a specialization in social cultural issues such as health sustainability, poverty, education and/or transnational policies.  A demonstrated interdisciplinary and critical approach to child studies frameworks in both their 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 funding.

Applications are due on November 15, 2012. Please include the following in your application package: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching scores), and samples of writing or published work. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have three referees supporting letters sent to the department. The referee may send electronic copies of reference letters.

Materials can be mailed to: 

Patrizia Gentile, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies Carleton University
2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6

or sent electronically to

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 faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.