By Steve Saideman
We are hiring this fall. We will have two jobs both in the area of intel, terrorism and national security. I am posting the first job ad below. It is more specific than the second job, which I will advertise when I get the final ad copy.
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Infrastructure Protection, Intelligence, and International Security) – Assistant Professor (Closing Date for applications: October 10, 2014 or until the position is filled)
The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track appointment in infrastructure protection, intelligence, and international security at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.
The successful candidate will be expected to research, teach and supervise students (primarily at the graduate level) in fields broadly related to critical infrastructure protection (CIP), intelligence and national or international security. The position includes teaching duties in the Infrastructure Protection and International Security program, where we are interested in offering courses in areas such as risk assessment, counterterrorism and cybersecurity.
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 (http://www.apsia.org/). We offer M.A., M.A.-J.D. and Ph.D. degrees in international affairs (http://www.carleton.ca/npsia), 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. This position is associated with the Master’s in Infrastructure Protection and International Security (MIPIS) degree that is jointly offered with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University (http://graduate.carleton.ca/programs/infrastructure-protection-and-international-security-masters/).
At the time of appointment applicants should have a completed Ph.D. in Political Science, Economics, International Affairs, Law, Public Policy, Public Administration or another relevant discipline. The ideal candidate will have a strong record in teaching and research (including relevant publications) and demonstrated potential for 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.
The deadline for applications is October 10, 2014. Candidates should submit applications electronically to Karen Howard (Karen.Howard@carleton.ca) 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 daily. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, researchers, and librarians provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. 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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 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. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
[Steve again]: NPSIA is a great place to work. I have been very happy in my two plus years there as it is a very supportive, engaged placed with sharp students and good connections to where foreign/defence policy happens in Canada.
Shoot me an email if you have questions about the position.