The Department of English is seeking qualified contract instructors for the 2015-16 academic session. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline and have had previous teaching experience in the subject area. Terms and conditions of employment are set out in the Collective Agreement between Carleton University and CUPE Local 4600, unit 2.
Courses for which contract instructors are currently being sought are:
ENGL 1000 – Literature, Genre, Context (Fall/Winter)
ENGL 1009* – Literature in Global Context (Fall)
ENGL 1010* – Writing an English Essay (Fall and Winter / 5 sections)
ENGL 1200* – Literature, Science, and Technology (Winter)
ENGL 2005 – Theory and Criticism (Winter)
ENGL 2104 – Drama Workshop (Fall / 2 sections)
ENGL 2107 – Science Fiction (Fall)
ENGL 2400* – Introduction to Digital Humanities (Fall)
ENGL 2700 – American Literatures I (Fall)
ENGL 2701 – American Literatures II (Winter)
ENGL 2915 – Creative Non-Fiction Workshop (Fall)
ENGL 3901 – Intermediate Poetry Workshop (Winter)
ENGL 3904 – Intermediate Drama Workshop (Winter / 2 sections)
ENGL 4115 – Culture and the Text (Fall)
ENGL 4806 – Studies in Canadian Lit. I (Fall)
ENGL 4947 – Issues in Diaspora Lit. (Fall)
Qualified candidates are invited to apply in writing to Grant Williams, the Department Head, emailing an expression of interest plus curriculum vitae to the following address: Judy.Katz@carleton.ca
*Because four of the above courses are new, the department is requiring extra documentation to assess candidates. For these 4 new courses, please follow the respective instructions:
ENGL 1009 – Literature in Global Context
This course is the gateway to the program’s new Concentration in Global Literature. Along with your expression of interest and CV, please email a pedagogical statement explaining why you are well suited to teach in the course’s subject matter and how you would teach this new course to first-year students. Please also explain how you would make the field accessible and meaningful in order to spark interest in the minor.
ENGL 1010 – Writing an English Essay
Along with your expression of interest and CV, please email a statement of pedagogy on why you are well suited to teach this course and how you would teach essay-writing to first-year students. In your statement, please also explain how you would make the course appropriate for majors and non-majors alike.
ENGL 1200 – Literature, Science, and Technology
Along with your expression of interest and CV, please email a statement of why you are well suited to teach this introductory course to literature that is organized around science and technology. In your statement, please explain in general how you would meaningfully integrate the study of literature with the topic of science and technology. Please also explain how you would make the course appropriate for majors and non-majors alike.
ENGL 2400 – Introduction to Digital Humanities
This is the gateway course to Carleton’s new minor in Digital Humanities. Along with your expression of interest and CV, please email a statement of why you are well suited to teach an introductory course in the digital humanities. In your statement, please explain in general how you would design and organize this course. Please also explain how you would make the field accessible and meaningful in order to spark interest in the minor.
The deadline for receipt of applications is May 18, 2015
Disclaimer: All contract instructor positions are subject to budgetary approval. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.
Note: All Fall and Winter courses must reach minimum enrolment standards during the summer registration period or they will be cancelled.
Pre-Posting Hiring Decisions:
The following course has been assigned to a graduate student. This course is not open for applications but the department will contact the most senior incumbent to review their rights under Article 17.6 of the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement:
ENGL 2100 – Topics in Popular Culture (Fall)