CRC Tier I - Faculty of Public Affairs

Field of Specialization:                 Governance and Emerging Technologies
Academic Unit:                            Public Policy and Administration
Category of Appointment:           Tenured
Rank/Position Title:                     Full Professor
Start Date:                                  July 1, 2021
Closing Date:                              Consideration of candidates will begin on February 19, 2021.

About the Position:
The School of Public Policy and Administration invites applications for a Tier 1 CRC in Governance and Emerging Technologies eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.

The successful applicant will have an internationally recognized research program bridging the fields of governance and emerging technologies, with preference for research agendas that focus on the governance implications of artificial intelligence (AI). Governance includes interventions devised by state and non-state actors to steer the behaviour of others. AI includes the processes, datasets, actors, and technologies designed to harness the power of machine intelligence in myriad applications.

Tier 1 Chairs recognize outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Please see the CRC website at https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/ for details and consult the website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

About the Academic Unit:
The School of Public Policy and Administration is the largest and oldest school of its kind in Canada, offering a number of academic programs including a PhD in Public Policy. More information on the School is available at www.carleton.ca/sppa.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD in a social science discipline, with advanced expertise in theories of governance and computational methodologies/techniques
  • An outstanding, internationally recognized research record
  • An established record of fostering and leading interdisciplinary research collaborations
  • A proven ability to attract external research funding
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • A superior record of attracting and mentoring graduate students
  • A proposal for a research program of the highest quality, bridging the fields of governance and emerging technologies

The successful candidate will work with the Faculty of Public Affairs to prepare the application for the Tier 1 CRC.

Application Instructions:
Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an updated curriculum vitae, three exemplary publications, and a five page vision statement (including a summary of the proposed research, a statement of research leadership, and a plan for fostering interdisciplinary collaborations) in one single PDF document.

Completed applications can be submitted online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. For more information about this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank at kfrank@kbrs.ca or Beth McLennan at bmclennan@kbrs.ca, or call 1-866-822-6022.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to arrange for three letters of support at a later date.

To help us develop our equity programs, a confidential equity and diversity self-identification survey will be sent to all applicants separately.

Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

To see the full posting for this position, please visit https://carleton.ca/provost/jobs/academics/.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

We are strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nomination and appointment process. 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; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made 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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