Assistant Professor: School of Public Policy and Administration
City : Ottawa, ON
Category : See posting
Industry : Education
Employer : Carleton University
About the Position
Field of Specialization: Research Chair in Sustainability Transitions
Academic Unit: School of Public Policy and Administration
Category of Appointment: Tenure-Track
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Committee will begin looking at applications on February 15th, 2024.
The School of Public Policy and Administration invites applications from qualified candidates for a Research Chair in Sustainability Transitions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning 1 July 2024. The Chair’s focus is the governance of sustainability transitions. The Chair is intended to support the work of an outstanding early career researcher. Candidates are expected to have already established themselves for their expertise and contributions to understanding the governance of sustainability transitions. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the Canadian political and policy reality and a demonstrated commitment to engage with government, rightsholders and societal stakeholders to accelerate transformation of key economic sectors to reach net zero and other sustainability goals in Canada.
The Chair is a time-limited position (10-12 years), supported by generous donations from the Ivey Foundation and Rosamond Ivey. With the expiry of the Chair the appointment will revert to a regular faculty position. The Chair includes a 1.0 credit (50%) annual teaching release, a substantial budget for research and knowledge mobilization activities, and funds for student support.
We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Public Policy and Administration with experience in mentoring students from such groups.
About the Academic Unit
The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University prepares students for careers of leadership and meaningful contribution across the public, private and nonprofit
sectors. SPPA delivers a range of professionally-relevant academic programs that balance theory and practice, tradition and innovation. For more than three decades SPPA has been a leader in research and teaching in the areas of environment, energy, innovation, transitions, and sustainability. See https://carleton.ca/sppa/sustainability-transitions/ for more information on the School and its expertise in sustainability.
This position requires candidates with:
- a PhD in public policy, political science, other relevant social science discipline or academic field with a focus on sustainability transitions,
- an outstanding record of research and peer-reviewed publications relating to the governance of sustainability transitions, relative to stage of career,
- established knowledge of the Canadian political, economic, and social context,
- evidence of the ability to collaborate with external partners (e.g. industry, government, First Nations, non-government organizations) to advance the research area and sustainability transitions,
- a record of high-quality teaching and supervision, appropriate to stage of career, and
- a capacity to attract external research funding.
Applications must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org in one single PDF document which includes a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, strategic plan for the development of the research Chair, a record of teaching experience and effectiveness, a sample of research publications or working papers, and a statement that identifies your strengths and/or experience in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching, service, and/or scholarly activities. Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.
Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees to the email address listed above.
We invite all applicants to provide an optional Career Interruption Statement outlining any career interruptions https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/?p=1784.
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. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/.
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 and gender equity-seeking groups; racialized individuals; Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation 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 at https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/cu-files/kinamagawin/ and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at http://carleton.ca/equity 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.