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Carleton University, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011-2012[]

The Human Rights 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, 2012.

The Human Rights program is one of only two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Human Rights in Canada, and has over 400 majors currently registered. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growing needs of this expanding program.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a related field; evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching; a track record of research and publication; and experience in the field of Human Rights. We are seeking candidates whose expertise lies in Health and Human Rights, in one or both of the following areas of specialty:

  1. Social, cultural, and economic rights
  2. Indigenous Populations in Canada and/or in transnational communities and the health implications of income inequality, environmental vulnerability, and the allocation of health-sustaining resources.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the Institute. A demonstrated interdisciplinary and critical approach to human rights frameworks in both teaching and research is required.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 13 February 2012. Please include the following in your application package: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and samples of writing or published work. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have three referees forward supporting 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.