About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Project-Based Experiential Learning
  • Academic Unit: Business (Teaching Area: Across all Areas)
  • Category of Appointment: Confirmation Track Instructor
  • Rank/Position Title: Instructor I/II/III
  • Start Date: July 1, 2023
  • Closing Date: Complete applications will be accepted until the position is filled, applications to begin being reviewed as of April 15, 2023.

The Sprott School of Business at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for an appointment in Project-Based Experiential Learning, at the rank of Instructor I, II, or III level beginning July 1, 2023.

The Faculty seeks an individual specializing in Project-Based Learning. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills in program development. The individual will present with evidence of potential (Instructor I) or have a strong record of teaching effectiveness (Instructor II/III). Beyond teaching evidence/potential, the candidate will have at least five years of progressively responsible work experience in business or in a related environment, consistent with AACSB guidelines for a doctoral-granting business school.

About the Academic Unit

Accredited by AACSB, The Sprott School of Business is a full-service business faculty comprising multiple degree programs from undergraduate, professional graduate and graduate research programs. The School is recognized as a research-intensive faculty with world-leading researchers in many different areas and has strong and growing interactions with a rich community of industries, government organizations, and other organizations located in Canada’s National Capital region. For more information on Sprott, please visit: https://sprott.carleton.ca. General information on the University can be found on the Provost’s website at www.carleton.ca/provost.

The Project-Based Experiential Learning program aims to get students working with partner organizations on problems/issues facing that organization. Through this initiative, students work in interdisciplinary teams to address actual challenges and opportunities, allowing the students to acquire practical experience, expand their networks, and enhance their management and leadership skills. The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of courses within our Sprott programs and lead the continued development and growth of Sprott’s experiential learning opportunities within all programs, including the Sprott Student Consulting Group (sprott.carleton.ca/sscg) and Sprott Competes (sprott.carleton.ca/sprottcompetes), as well as the development and delivery of our SSCG for-credit courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.


The successful applicant will possess, appropriate to stage of career:

  • a Masters degree in business/management or equivalent terminal degree (CPA, CFA, JD, for example). Preference will be given to candidates possessing a PhD in the area;
  • a record of high-quality teaching and supervision in Project-Based Experiential Learning at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, if applicable; and
  • a record of community engagement

The following items will be considered assets:

  • leadership skills as evidenced by previous professional experience;
  • quality of business experience (including, but not limited to; part- or full-time work; work on consulting projects; professional association membership; BoD service/membership; professional development, project development, and networking); and
  • commitment to continuing improvement and excellence in teaching

Application Instructions

Please send your application by email in one single PDF document to hiring@sprott.carleton.ca including:

  • a cover letter elaborating on your qualifications and skills per the Qualifications listed above;
  • C.V.;
  • a brief statement on current/future teaching philosophy;
  • a brief statement on current/future Project-Based Experiential Learning;
  • a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in Business and on campus, as well as your future plans; and
  • a record of recent (last 5 years) teaching experience and effectiveness (if applicable).

Three letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to hiring@sprott.carleton.ca and be received as soon as possible.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.