About the Position

Field of Specialization: French Linguistics
Academic Unit: French
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor II
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Closing Date: February 16, 2024

The Department of French invites applications from candidates for a 1 year term appointment in French linguistics at the rank of Instructor II, beginning July 1, 2024 with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The candidate will be expected to teach primarily undergraduate courses in French linguistics, with possible occasional teaching assignments in the area of research methodology. Teaching needs in French linguistics cover a comprehensive range of courses, from introduction to upper-year special topic seminars, including foundation courses in a variety of subfields (such as syntax, semantics, morphology, sociolinguistics and linguistic analysis). In addition, the candidate may be expected to provide undergraduate supervision and to contribute meaningfully to the academic and administrative life of the Department.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of French (https://carleton.ca/french/) at Carleton University offers programs in French studies at the undergraduate level with a focus on French linguistics and Francophone literary studies. Programs and courses respond to the academic needs of a predominantly English-speaking student population. The Department draws from linguistic expertise in the areas of sociolinguistics, phonetics, morphosyntax, language ecology and the study of French variation in general. Programs and courses build on an established tradition of approaching French studies from a North American perspective, and increasingly situate French studies in an expanded global context. The Department is committed to fostering a vibrant academic environment that can benefit student engagement and sustaining a strong collegial involvement in curriculum development.


The position requires a Ph.D. in French linguistics (to be completed by the time of the appointment). The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence relevant to the position. Native or near-native fluency in both French and English is a requirement.

Application Instructions

The closing date for application is February 16, 2024. Applications must include the following in a single PDF document: a letter of intent, a CV, a concise dossier that includes written evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the contact information of three potential referees. Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths and/or experience in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching, service, and/or scholarly activities. The application should be sent electronically in PDF format (one document 10 pages maximum) to both Dr Carmen LeBlanc, Chair, Department of French, Carleton University (CarmenLeblanc@cunet.carleton.ca) and Mrs. Marie-Eve Couture, Departmental Administrator (MarieEveCouture@cunet.carleton.ca).

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 at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/.

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 and gender equity-seeking groups; racialized individuals; Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation 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 at https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/cu-files/kinamagawin/ and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at http://carleton.ca/equity 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.