Friday, September 18, 2015

Barton Chair at NPSIA

We will be doing two searches at NPSIA this fall.  Here is the first one:

Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (The William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs) - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Closing Date for applications: November 1, 2015 or until the position is filled

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) invites applications from qualified candidates for an appointment as the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs focusing on the area of international affairs beginning July 1, 2016. While there is a possibility of appointing an accomplished and promising junior researcher at the rank of Assistant Professor, it is anticipated that the appointment will be a more senior scholar at the rank of Associate Professor. The appointment may be with or without tenure depending on qualifications, and while the appointment to the Chair is renewable subject to periodic review, the position of professor will be considered permanent once tenure has been granted.

The successful candidate will be expected to research, teach and supervise students (primarily at the graduate level) in international affairs as defined by the School’s fields of study. While the position is open to any excellent candidate in the field of international affairs, we are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated commitment to applied, policy relevant teaching and research who can bring innovative and policy-oriented perspectives to areas such as international institutions, the United Nations, diplomacy, disarmament and arms control, and defence and foreign policy. The holder of the William and Jeanie Barton Chair will be expected to be a focal point for research at NPSIA and in Canada on his or her fields of expertise, and to contribute to our associated research centres.

NPSIA is a recognized centre of academic excellence in international affairs and public policy. It is the largest and oldest school of its kind in Canada with an international reputation and full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs ( We offer M.A., M.A.-J.D. and Ph.D. degrees in international affairs (, and contribute to some specialized undergraduate programs. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty is engaged in a broad and growing array of research projects, innovative teaching initiatives and linkages with the policy community. The School also hosts research centres such as CTPL and the Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS).

At the time of appointment applicants should have a completed Ph.D. (or normal disciplinary equivalent) in a discipline or multidisciplinary program relevant to international affairs, such as International Affairs, Political Science, Economics, Law, Public Policy, Public Administration or other relevant programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong record in teaching and research (including relevant and high quality publications) and demonstrated excellence as a teacher and researcher in the identified fields. Candidates should be committed to working in a policy-oriented multidisciplinary environment; related policy experience in the public or private sector will be an asset.

Consideration of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2015. Candidates should submit applications electronically to Karen Howard ( in three PDF files including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of teaching interests, a teaching portfolio and any evaluations or other evidence of teaching performance, and a statement regarding their approach to teaching; and 3) a plan for ongoing and future research, a short description of papers or monographs published or in progress, a summary of the doctoral thesis, and links to any publications or some sample publications. Candidates should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to the School. All candidates attaining an interview will be asked to deliver a research seminar to faculty and students.

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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