Call for Applications for Long-term EU Visiting Scholar in Residence

EU Visiting Scholar in Residence – Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

EU External Policies, with a focus on trade policy

Fall Term (September – December 2017) or Winter Term (January – April 2018)


The Centre for European Studies at Carleton University (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Ottawa) invites applications for a position as scholar-in-residence for a period of four months, either from September-December 2017 or from January-April 2018. The position will involve teaching a graduate level seminar on “The EU in International Affairs”; the course will be cross-listed between two graduate teaching units at the university, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS). 

In addition to teaching, the visitor will be expected to participate in organizing a conference, planned for the spring of 2018, on “European Union Trade Policy in the 21st Century”. He/she may also participate in other teaching or outreach activities at the Centre for European Studies. We will discuss a plan to maintain teaching and/or research collaboration after the visitor returns to Europe. The visitor may also have the opportunity to visit other Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence in Canada. 

Applicants must hold EU citizenship and must be based at an academic institution in an EU member state. We are seeking applicants with a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field and with a record of publication, research, and teaching in the relevant field. The scholar-in-residence will receive a stipend to cover travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a fee for teaching. Applicants should include a letter of application explaining their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and, if possible, a copy of a recent publication relating to a topic of relevance to this competition. In addition, two letters of reference should be provided directly to us under separate cover. 

Please submit required materials electronically no later than April 28, 2017, to Application materials should specify the preferred time for the visit (Fall 2017 or Winter 2018). All materials (except letters of reference) should be included as attachments in a single email with the title line “CES Scholar in Residence, YOUR NAME. In addition, please arrange to have two referees send letters of reference directly to the same email address ( with the title line “Scholar in Residence Reference for YOUR NAME.” 


For further information, potential applicants may email Prof. Achim Hurrelmann, Co-Director, Centre for European Studies, at However, please do not send application materials to this email address. For information about the Centre for European Studies, which is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, see

This program is supported by a grant from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and by Carleton University.  


Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply.