Job Postings

Job: Instructor, English Language and Literature (Drama Studies), Carleton (deadline: May 1, 2017)

English Language and Literature (Drama Studies) – Instructor

Region: Ontario
Institution: Carleton University
Discipline: English Language and Literature

Academic unit: English Language and Literature
Category of appointment: Two Year Term
Field of specialization: Drama Studies (History and Theory)
Rank/Position title: Instructor
Start date: July 1, 2017
Applications will be reviewed starting: May 1 and continue until the position is filled

About the position:
The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications from qualified candidates for a two-year term appointment in Drama Studies (History and Theory) at the rank of Instructor beginning July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3.0 full-course equivalent teaching load and serve as Coordinator of Drama Programs.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the designated area and a substantial record of successful teaching both in the designated area and in first-year writing.

About the academic unit:
Carleton’s undergraduate English program offers students the opportunity to study texts that give voice to the aspirations and struggles of their authors and their ages. Examining the pressing issues and enduring ideas behind literature, students discover how literary texts help us make sense of today’s complex issues. As they hone critical and creative skills in writing, analysis, and research, students develop a respect for questions that cannot be reduced to easy answers or practical outcomes. Our courses are taught by internationally-recognized professors and cover texts from a broad range of cultures, places, and time periods, including British, Canadian, Indigenous, American, African, South Asian, Celtic, and Caribbean writings. Students may also take workshops in creative writing and drama, and, if they wish, pursue concentrations in Creative Writing and Drama Studies as part of the larger English degree. Students majoring in English also have the opportunity to participate in our co-op program, which incorporates paid, full-time work experience into their university education. We also offer minors in Digital Humanities and Drama Studies, as well as the literature stream in the Bachelors in Global and International Studies program.

The first year of the program focuses on developing skills in reading, analyzing, and writing, and introduces English as a scholarly discipline. These introductory English courses are designed to facilitate the transition from high school modes of reading, writing, and thinking to those demanded by university-level English through the study of a range of texts and genres and through a focus on critical reading and critical thinking, solid research and documentation skills, and clear, effective writing. Majors choose one of three pathways to acquire their first-year required 1.0 credit in English. One of these three paths is comprised of ENGL 1010: Writing an English Essay, plus one of our new first-year thematic courses (combining the study of literature with art and culture, law and criminality, psychology, or science and technology). These four thematic courses were also designed to appeal to non-majors, as was the new course ENGL 1020: Effective Writing.

Please visit to learn more about our department and our courses.

Application instructions:
Please send complete applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy in one single PDF document to:
Dr. Robin Norris
Chair, Department of English Language and Literature,
Carleton University
1812 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario KlS 5B6,

Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent separately. Applications will be reviewed starting May 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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

About Carleton University
Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a nationally and internationally reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee 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.

Categories: Job Postings

Leave a Reply