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Social Sciences - Assistant Professor (Afrofeminist Studies)

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2021-01-06
Advertised until: 2021-03-07

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.

The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Anishinabe-Algonquin people, is accepting applications for one (1) tenure-track position in Afrofeminist studies. Applications from people who work with an intersectional framework on Islamophobia and anti-black racism, solidarities between Black and Indigenous people, transnational feminisms, Black feminist methodologies and practices, queer of colour or black trans studies and/or the history and impacts of slavery in Francophone contexts, are particularly welcome. Community experience is an asset, as is bilingualism. Qualified applicants must be able to teach in French. Qualified Black applicants from Africa or the African diaspora (descended from the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Latin America, etc.) are invited to apply for this position.


  • Conduct research and publishing activities
  • Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Supervise Master’s and Ph.D. candidates
  • Participate in the University’s academic and administrative activities
  • Carry out other activities as specified in the collective agreement


  • Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field (Feminist and Gender Studies, Black Studies, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Literature, Criminology, etc.); candidates who are close to completing a Ph.D. could be considered.
  • Demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching and research; and
  • Possess a strong publication and research track record in the field in French and/or English.


The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual to obtain tenure. The University of Ottawa offers second-language training to staff members and their spouses.

Terms and Salary

Tenure-track position. Assistant professor salary scale is between $86,986 and $120,306. Tenure-track positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Starting Date

July 1st, 2021 

Location of Work

Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa, 120 University, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5

Benefits Package

The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Posting no.: 21003-SSOC

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 1, 2021; however, applications may be considered after this date until the position is 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 a brief statement of their teaching philosophy (maximum one page) and/or teaching evaluations. Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover.

All information and letters must be submitted by email to the attention of Marie-Josée Massicotte, Director of the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies:

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

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 at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

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