Contract Instructor Opportunities Fall/Winter 2016-17

Carleton University, Department of English Language & Literature

Pursuant to Article 16 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Department of English Language & Literature courses during the 2016/17 Fall/Winter Term:

FYSM 1004 [1.0 credit]:  Literature, Genre, Context

Introduction to active literary reading skills, focusing on at least three literary genres including poetry, prose, and drama, with attention to literary, social, historical, and political contexts. This course is writing attentive. Strongly recommended for English majors. Consult English Department website for annual topics.

Seminars three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of introductory English literary studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies.

ENGL 1000 [1.0 credit]:  Literature, Genre, Context

An introduction to active literary readings skills, focusing on at least three genres, including poetry, prose, and drama.  Attention will be paid to literary, social, historical, and political contexts.  This course is writing attentive.  Consult English Department website for annual topics.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of introductory English literary studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies.

ENGL 1009 [0.5 credit]:  Literature in Global Context

This course will introduce students to the study of literature from a global perspective.  Students will be exposed to writers from various locations and to methods for studying literature across national boundaries.  This course is writing attentive.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of introductory English literary studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies.

ENGL 1010 [0.5 credit]: Writing an English Essay

An intensive writing course focusing on the formulation and construction of a literary essay.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of introductory English literary studies and composition studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies.

ENGL 1100 [0.5 credit]:  Literature, Law, and Criminality

An introductory course whose readings focus on the intersections between literature, law, and criminality.  Topics will vary.  Consult the English Department website for the current topic.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.  Candidates must demonstrate research experience in the subject area of Law and Criminology within literary studies.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience in the subject area of Law and Criminology within literary studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have publications in the subject area of Law and Criminology within literary studies.

ENGL 1400 [0.5 credit]: Literature, Art, and Culture  

An introductory course whose readings focus on the intersections between literature, art, and culture.  Topics will vary.  Consult the English Department website for the current topic.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of introductory English literary studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies.

ENGL 1500 [0.5 credit]:  Introduction to Creative Writing

An introduction to the practice of creative writing, focusing on poetry, the short story, creative non-fiction, and drama.  Emphasis is also placed on contextualizing creating writing as an academic discipline, a mode of self-expression, and a professional industry.

Lectures and workshops three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates should have university-level teaching experience in the area of creative writing.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent creative writing publications (within the last 3 years).

ENGL 1609 [0.5 credit]:  Introduction to Drama Studies

An introduction to drama studies, combining attention to theatrical practice, the history of performance, and interpretation of dramatic texts.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline. Candidates must demonstrate research experience in the subject area of drama studies.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must have university-level experience with teaching lecture courses.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies and should have recent theatrical experience within the last 5 years in staging plays (directing, stage managing, or acting).

ENGL 2005 [0.5 credit]: Theory and Criticism 

An introduction to theories and methods of literary analysis.  Through the study of literature, theory, and criticism, students will explore disciplinary history, critical terms, textual analysis, and research methods.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills:  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience in literary theory and criticism.

Other Relevant Experience:  Candidates should have scholarly publications.

ENGL 2011 [0.5 credit]:  Children’s Literature

An introduction of the critical study of children’s literature.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills:  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience in the field of children’s literature.

Other Relevant Experience:  Candidates should have scholarly publications within the field of children’s literature.

ENGL 2104 [0.5 credit]:  Drama Workshop

A course dealing with the rudiments of theatrical performance:  voice, movement, improvisation, interpretation.  Exercises are based upon examples drawn from classical and contemporary repertoires.

Workshop three hours a week.

Required Professional Qualifications and Skills:  Candidates must have extensive professional experience in the theatre, either acting or directing, for at least 10 years, in at least 20 theatre productions at the local and national level (Stratford, National Arts Centre, etc.).

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must have experience teaching drama workshops in a University at the 2nd and 3rd year.

ENGL 2107 [0.5 credit]:  Science Fiction

A study of the history and traditions of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and utopia, covering various periods, nationalities, genres, and/or media.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience at the university level.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have scholarly publications.

ENGL 2400 [0.5 credit]:  Introduction of Digital Humanities / DIGH 2001 [0.5 credit]:  Introduction to Digital Humanities

An introduction to the principal debates in and approaches to the Digital Humanities.

Also listed as DIGH 2001.

Lecture three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience at the university level.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have scholarly publications and/or research in the area of digital humanities.

ENGL 2401 [0.5 credit]:  Digital Humanities:  Theory and Method / DIGH 2002 [0.5 credit]: Digital Humanities: Theory an Method

A multidisciplinary survey of core theories, methodologies and tools within the Digital Humanities.  Assignments will include collaborative work and applied projects.

Also listed as DIGH 2002.

Lecture and workshop three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience at the university level.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have scholarly publications and/or research in the area of digital humanities.

ENGL 2609 [0.5 credit]:  Drama Studies

A study of dramatic texts and traditions, offering sustained attention to theatrical practice, the history of performance, and interpretation of texts.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline. Candidates must demonstrate research experience in the subject area of drama studies.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must have university-level experience with teaching lecture courses.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in English literary studies and should have recent theatrical experience within the last 5 years in staging plays (directing, stage managing, or acting).

ENGL 2700 [0.5 credit]:  American Literatures I

Introduction to the traditions of American literature through 1865.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must have university-level experience with teaching lecture courses.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in American literature.

ENGL 2701 [0.5 credit]:  American Literatures II

Introduction to the traditions of American literature after 1865.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must have university-level experience with teaching lecture courses.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in American literature.

ENGL 2903 [0.5 credit]:  Fiction Workshop

A workshop involving regular assignments in writing prose fiction and practical criticism based on this work.  Permission to register in this course requires the student to submit a portfolio.  Instructions can be found at carleton.ca/english.

Workshop three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate teaching experience in the subject area of creative fiction.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have publications in nationally prominent journals and presses.

ENGL 2906 [0.5 credit]:  Culture and Society:  Topic: Gothic and Horror

A study of literature in relation to its social and political contexts.  Topics and periods vary.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline. Candidates must demonstrate research experience in the subject area of gothic and/or horror.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must have university-level experience with teaching lecture courses.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in gothic and/or horror.

ENGL 2906 [0.5 credit]:  Culture and Society:  Topic: Detective Fiction

A study of literature in relation to its social and political contexts.  Topics and periods vary.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline. Candidates must demonstrate research experience in the subject area of detective fiction.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must have university-level experience with teaching lecture courses.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have recent scholarly publications (within the last 5 years) in detective fiction.

ENGL 2915 [0.5 credit]:  Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

A workshop involving regular assignments in reading and writing creative non-fiction and practical criticism based on this work.  Permission to register in this course requires the student to submit a portfolio.  Instructions can be found at carleton.ca/english.

Workshop three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate teaching experience in the subject area of creative fiction.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have publications in nationally prominent journals and presses.

ENGL 2936 [0.5 credit]:  South Asian Literatures I

An introductory historical survey of the literatures of South Asia to the early colonial era, starting with the Indian epics and concluding with literary traditions of 18th-century India.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications.

ENGL 3105A [0.5 credit]: History of Literary Theory

Introduction of ideas about literature, aesthetics, authorship, and readership as these have circulated in periods before the twentieth century.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills:  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience in literary theory and criticism.

Other Relevant Experience:  Candidates should have scholarly publications.

ENGL 3502 [1.0 credit]:  British Literatures II (Winter term only)   

A study of literary cultures from 1700-1914.  This course is writing attentive.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of 18th or 19th century studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in 18th or 19th century studies.

ENGL 3902 [0.5 credit]:  Writing for Stage and Screen

An intermediate workshop involving regular assignments in writing for stage and/or film.

Prerequisite(s):  a 2000-level creative writing workshop or permission of the instructor.  Permission to register in this course requires the student to submit a portfolio.  Instructions can be found at carleton.ca/english.

Workshops three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate teaching experience in the subject area of creative fiction.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have publications in nationally prominent journals and presses.

ENGL 3904 [0.5 credit]:  Intermediate Drama Workshop

A course dealing with techniques of characterization, principles of ensemble performance, scene analysis for actors and directors, styles of performance.

Workshop three hours a week.

Required Professional Qualifications and Skills:  Candidates must have extensive professional experience in the theatre, either acting or directing, for at least 10 years, in at least 20 theatre productions at the local and national level (Stratford, National Arts Centre, etc.).

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must have experience teaching drama workshops in a University at the 2nd and 3rd year.

ENGL 3940 [0.5 credit]:  Studies in Diaspora Lit.

A study of diaspora literatures and cultures.

Lectures three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in the subject area.

ENGL 4115 [0.5 credit]:  Culture and the Text

Topics will vary from year to year.

Seminar or lecture three hours a week.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications.

ENGL 4605 [0.5 credit]:  Theatre Production Seminar

This course offers students advanced engagement with the theory and application of theatrical crafts and includes participation in a writing, acting, or technical capacity on a class production.

Seminar three hours a week.

Required Professional Qualifications and Skills:  Candidates must have extensive professional experience in the theatre, either acting or directing, for at least 10 years, in at least 20 theatre productions at the local and national level (Stratford, National Arts Centre, etc.).

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must have experience teaching drama workshops in a University at the 2nd and 3rd year.

ENGL 4806 [0.5 credit]:  Studies in Canadian Lit. I

A study of a selected topic in Canadian literature.

Prerequisite(s):  fourth-year standing in Honours English.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of Canadian literature.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications.

ENGL 5402 [0.5 credit]:  Studies in Eighteenth-Century Lit.

Selected Texts of eighteenth-century literature and culture.

Topic may vary from year to year.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline.

Teaching Competence: Candidates must demonstrate previous teaching experience in the subject area of 18th century studies.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in 18th century studies.

Pre-Posting Hiring Decisions:

The following courses have been assigned to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or visiting scholars.  These courses are 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 [0.5 credit], Topics in Popular Culture
  • ENGL 2901 [0.5 credit], Poetry Workshop

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

All applicants must apply to the Department Head in writing and in relation to each course for which they wish to be considered:

Professor Grant Williams

Chair, Department of English Language & Literature

Carleton University

1125 Colonel by Drive, 1812 Dunton Tower

Ottawa, ON. K1S 5B6

Send application directly to judy.katz@carleton.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 19, 2016

As per Article 15.3 of the current CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applicants are required to submit an up to date CV, including a complete listing of all courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton University.  Candidates who have already contacted the department and submitted a CV recently need only indicate their interest in particular courses.  NOTE that when applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.

Disclaimer:  All contract instructor positions are subject to budgetary approval.  Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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