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Contract Instructor Opportunities Fall/Winter 2019-20

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 2019/20 Fall/Winter Term:

FYSM 1004 [1.0 credit]:  Literature, Genre, Context  (Fall/Winter)

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 and excellence in teaching.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications.

ENGL 1008 [0.5 credit]:  English Grammar:  Fundamentals (Fall)

A practical and intensive overview of English grammar designed for students who want to improve their understanding of grammar of their own writing and reading.  This is not an ESL course.
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 English grammar and first-year writing.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications.

ENGL 1010 [0.5 credit]: Writing Essays about Literature (Fall and Winter)

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 1020 [0.5 credit]:  Effective Writing  (Fall and Winter)

The rhetorical principles, skills, and structures necessary for the kind of writing done at the university level. Clear and effective composition as a mode of research, discovery, analysis, and persuasion. Open to students from all disciplines.
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 (Fall)

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 1300 [0.5 credit]:  Literature, Psychology, and the Mind (Winter)

An introductory course whose readings focus on the intersections between literature, psychology, and the mind.  Topics will 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 psychology within literary studies.

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

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

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

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 2104 [0.5 credit]:  Drama Workshop (Fall)

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

ENGL 2109 [0.5 credit]:  Gender, Sexuality and Literature (Winter)

How literature represents, reproduces, and resists cultural notions of gender and sexuality.  Topics may include: gender and sexuality in relation to literary history, production, and reception; literature by/about “deviant” or subcultural sexualities and genders.
Lectures three hours a week.

Required Professional 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 literature and gender and/or sexuality.

ENGL 2300 [1.0 credit]:  British Literatures I  (Fall/Winter)

A study of literary cultures form 597-1700.  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.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in medieval and/or Renaissance literature.

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

An introduction to the principal debates in and approaches to the Digital Humanities.
Also listed as DIGH 2001.
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 and/or research in digital humanities.

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

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 previous teaching experience in the subject area and excellence in teaching.

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

ENGL 2701 [0.5 credit]:  American Literatures II (Fall)

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 in American literature.

 ENGL 2901 [0.5 credit]:  Poetry Workshop  (Fall)

A workshop involving regular assignments in writing poetry 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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 recent poetry publications (within the last 3 years).

ENGL 2903 [0.5 credit]:  Fiction Workshop  (Fall)

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 2915 [0.5 credit]:  Creative Non-Fiction Workshop  (Fall)

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 2926 [0.5 credit]:  African Literatures I  (Fall)

An introductory survey of modern African literatures, discourses, and cultural production in the first half of the 20th 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 teaching experience in the subject area.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in African literatures.

ENGL 2927 [0.5 credit]:  African Literatures II  (Winter)

A survey of modern African literatures, discourses, and cultural production from the era of political independence from colonialism (the 1960s) to the present.
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 teaching experience in the subject area.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in African literatures.

ENGL 3414 [0.5 credit]:  Introduction to Professional Writing and Editing (Winter)

The fundamental skills of professional writing and editing, including writing for specific audiences, document design, revision strategies, copyediting.
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 teaching experience at the university level.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must demonstrate experience in professional writing.

ENGL 3904 [0.5 credit]:  Intermediate Drama Workshop  (Winter)

A course dealing with techniques of characterization, principles of ensemble performance, scene analysis for actors and directors, styles of performance.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 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.

ENGL 3915 [0.5 credit]:  Special Topics in Writing  (Fall)

An intermediate workshop involving regular assignments in creative writing and practical criticism based on this work.  Topics will vary.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

 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 writing.

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

ENGL 3965 [0.5 credit]:  Intro to Postcolonial Theory (Fall)

A survey of major concepts and key figures in postcolonial theory.
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 4135 [0.5 credit]:  Studies in Publishing  (Fall and Winter)

Topics will vary from year to year.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline or the equivalent in professional experience and post-secondary teaching experience, accompanied by at least one post-secondary degree in English.

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

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent publications, as well as experience in the following areas: book production, publishing in Canada (current and historical, mass market and small press), graphic contexts, professional and transferable skills.

ENGL 4401 [0.5 credit]:  Studies in 18th-Century Lit. (Winter)

A study of a selected topic in Restoration or 18th-century literature.

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 in the subject area.

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

ENGL 4605 [0.5 credit]:  Theatre Production Seminar  (Winter)

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.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 theatre productions at the local and national level (Stratford, National Arts Centre, etc.).  Experience creating original, site-specific theatre is an asset.

Teaching Competence:  Candidates must have experience teaching drama workshops in a University.

ENGL 4915 [0.5 credit]:  Advanced Writing Workshop  (Winter)

An advanced workshop involving regular assignments in creative writing and practical criticism based on this work.  Topics will vary.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
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 previous teaching experience in the subject area.

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

ENGL 4975 [0.5 credit]:  Issues in Postcolonial Theory (Winter)

A study of a selected issue in postcolonial and/or diaspora theory.
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 in the subject area.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications in postcolonial studies.

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

Selected texts of eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Topics 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.

Other Relevant Experience: Candidates should have recent scholarly publications and/or research in the subject area.

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 1008 [0.5 credit], English Grammar: Fundamentals (Winter)
  • ENGL 1300 [0.5 credit], Literature, Psychology, & the Mind (Fall)
  • ENGL 1400 [0.5 credit]. Literature, Art, and Culture (Winter)

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 Robin Norris

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 16, 2019

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.

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3-16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Employment Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website (http://carleton.ca/hr/collective-agreements/) and the CUPE 4600-2 website (http://4600.cupe.ca/).  

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