Job Offer: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Public Management

17 November 2022

The University of Ottawa is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in the country and the largest bilingual university (French and English) in the world. Located on the unceded territory of Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada's Capital.

The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

Preferential hiring:

The hiring for this position will be done in accordance with the University’s initiatives to combat systemic racial discrimination as announced by the University President in January 2021, which aim among other things, to remedy the under-representation of racialized peoples and Indigenous peoples within the ranks of its faculty members. A such, this hiring will give preference to candidates from EDI target groups in order to strengthen the diversity of the School of Political Studies. This hiring will be done in accordance with the principles of the University of Ottawa’s equity, diversity, and inclusion action plan, which aims to address the under-representation of people from four designated groups– women, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, racialized people (visible minorities). Those who wish to be considered as part of one of these groups are asked to self-identify by completing the confidential questionnaire at the time of submitting an application. (go to My profile / Employment Equity section).

Title of the position: One (1) tenure-track Assistant or if applicable, Associate Professor position in public management.

Candidates will need to demonstrate an expertise, commitment to a research program and a record of refereed publications in the management of equity, diversity and inclusion issues in and by public administrations (in any region of the world). The following areas of specialization will be an asset: reception of migrant populations and immigration policies; human resources from migration; government's relationship with Indigenous communities.


  • Research activities and refereed publications
  • Teaching courses in public administration at the undergaduate and graduate levels
  • Supervision of graduate students
  • Commitment to participating in the educational and administrative activities of the unit and the Faculty
  • Performing any other activity provided for in the collective agreement

Required skills:

  • PhD in public management, public policy or a related field
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach introductory courses in public management upon hiring
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach in English upon hiring
  • Quality of the teaching dossier
  • Quality of the record of publications and the research program


The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 160-year tradition of bilingualism. All faculty members in the Faculty of Social Sciences must demonstrate active bilingualism before being granted tenure. The working language at the School of Political Studies is French.

Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023).

Starting Date: July 1, 2023

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work:  School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, 120 University private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Frédéric Vairel, Faculty of Social sciences, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Telephone: 613-562-5754.

Application deadline: December, 20th 2022. Consideration of applications will begin on December 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a letter describing their teaching and research experience and interests, an example of their current research, an indication of their French and English language abilities, and submit copies of their main publications and teaching evaluations.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website

Three confidential letters of reference should be sent directly to:

Frédéric Vairel, Chair
School of Political Studies
University of Ottawa
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According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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