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Carleton University: McMillan Chair in Russian Studies

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    Field of Specialization: Russian Politics

    Academic Unit:European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

    Category of Appointment:Advanced Preliminary (Tenure-Track) or Tenured

    Rank/Position Title:Assistant or Associate Professor

    Start Date:July 1, 2020

    Closing Date:Consideration of complete applications will begin on December 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    About the Position:

    The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for an advanced preliminary (tenure-track) or tenured appointment as the McMillan Chair in Russian Studies, with a research and teaching focus on Russian politics, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (the level of appointment will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate). The position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 (a later start date may be considered).

    The McMillan Chair is an endowed, permanent position created through the generosity of Carl McMillan, long-time faculty member and former Institute director. It is designed to host a transformative, world-class specialist who will strengthen EURUS’ position as a national and international leader in the research of modern Russia. The McMillan Chair will receive start-up funds of $10 000 for the first five years of the position.

    The successful candidate will bring an active research agenda, with a record of quality publications commensurate with career level, as well as teaching and administrative experience. Attributes will include a track record of successful grant funding and a network of academic contacts in Russia and the West. Teaching responsibilities comprise advanced undergraduate/graduate seminars, interdisciplinary surveys at the undergraduate and MA level, and graduate supervisions. The candidate should be able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary context and within team teaching arrangements.

    About the Academic Unit:

    The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is a national and international leader in teaching and research. It began in 1971 as the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies. Today, EURUS is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program. Its members maintain prolific research profiles and excellent teaching standards ( Faculty members have significant freedom to design courses in their area of specialty. Located in Canada’s capital, the Institute hosts important policy conferences and workshops with Global Affairs Canada, Public Safety Canada and other government departments, as well as the diplomatic community.


    Applicants must hold a Ph. D. in Political Science or a related discipline (e.g. Political Economy, Political Sociology, International Affairs), with a research and teaching focus on Russia. They will have an established research agenda and a strong record of teaching.

    Application Instructions:

    Applications will include a letter of application addressed to the Institute Director, Dr. Jeff Sahadeo, and a curriculum vitae in one PDF file. A second PDF file will include selected publications as well as evidence of strong teaching, including course out lines. Three letters of reference are required.

    Applications are to be sent as an attachments by email, and letters of reference are to be sent directly by the referees, to Review of complete applications will begin on 15 December 2019.

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

    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 30,000 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. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

    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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