Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada - TT Assistant Professor Position in the Institue of Interdisciplinary Studies (Child Studies)

The Child Studies Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence on July 1, 2016.

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, Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Disability 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. More information about the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Child Studies Program is available at:

Qualifications include: a Ph.D. at the time of application; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a track record of research and publication of relevance to children and youth; research interests and expertise in the areas of digital humanities, social media, and/or gaming.

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, 2016. 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 (note: these documents may be combined into one PDF document). At the same time, candidates should arrange to have supporting letters from three referees sent to the department. These may be submitted electronically. Materials can be mailed to: Adam Barrows, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, 2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or sent electronically

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.  Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide academic opportunities in more than 100 programs of study to more than 28,000 full- and part-time students, from every province and more than 100 countries around the world. 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.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

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; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.

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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