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Job: Instructor, 12-month term, Canadian Studies (Carleton; deadline: 14 Feb. 2020)

Field of Specialization: Canadian Studies
Academic Unit: Indigenous and Canadian Studies
Category of Appointment: Term (12 months)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: February 14, 2020

About the Position:
The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a one­ year term appointment in Canadian Studies at the rank of Instructor beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate will be expected to teach across a broad range of areas in Canadian Studies with expertise in critical race theory/studies, multiculturalism, immigration and diaspora in Canada; administrative responsibilities that support the School will also be required of the successful candidate.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in Canadian Studies.

About the Academic Unit:
Carleton University’s Canadian Studies program offers a four-year B.A. Honours, a four-year Combined Honours, a three-year B.A. General and a minor in Canadian Studies. These degrees expose students to courses in contemporary Canadian culture, identity, nationalism, heritage conservation, cultural politics, migration and diaspora studies in Canada, as well as Canada’s colonial history and settler colonialism today. This program builds on Carleton’s existing strengths in Canadian Studies and maximizes Carleton’s advantageous location in the National Capital Region. More information about the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Canadian Studies Program is available at Information on Carleton University’s responses to the Truth and Reconciliation’ s Call for Actions is available at

Qualifications include: a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Canadian Studies or a related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The principal duties of this position are classroom teaching; the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate programs in Canadian Studies at Carleton University and will have the opportunity to teach courses in their area of expertise.

Application Instructions:
Applications must be sent electronically to in one single PDF file which includes the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (as evident in sample course outlines, formal course evaluations, etc.) and samples of your academic writing. Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants should also arrange for three individuals to provide letters of recommendation electronically to Dr. Anna Hoefnagels, Interim Director of the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies c/o

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. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. 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 Director 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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