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Contract Instructors

Contract Instructor Positions
Fall/Winter 2020/21

Applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach selected European, Russian and Eurasian Studies courses during the Fall Term 2020 and the Winter Term 2021.

FALL TERM 2020 (SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2020)

  •    EURR 1001, Introduction to European and Russian Studies

This course provides an introduction to the study of Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. It employs an interdisciplinary lens that considers social, cultural, political, economic, and historical aspects of the region’s past and present. The course will focus on key issues and debates in the study of the region and familiarize students with some of the different types of questions that scholars working in different disciplines pose. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline with a demonstrated expertise on Europe and Russia. Teaching Competence: Candidates will have significant experience teaching interdisciplinary courses that touch on European and Russian regions.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  • EURR 2001: Current Issues in European Politics and Society (.25 credit: co-taught with EURUS faculty)

This course examines the social, political and economic issues facing Europe, including the European Union, Eastern Europe and Russia.  Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline. They should have demonstrated expertise on Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, and should have a record of related publications.  Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in Political Science or European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  •    EURR 3001/ENGL 3804, Literature and Culture in Europe

This course provides a survey of the literature and cultural texts that have defined Europe. It examines fiction and non-fiction texts that have contributed to and reflected the development of European culture and society. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in Comparative Literature. Candidates must have strong knowledge of European literature and culture, including its reception in North America.  Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in Comparative Literature, focusing on European literature.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  •    EURR 4100/5100, Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe

This course examines processes of nation building in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on selected countries or sets of countries. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science, Sociology, or a related discipline. They should have demonstrated expertise on Central and Eastern Europe and should have a record of related publications.  Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in Political Science, Sociology, or European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  • EURR 4101/HIST 4605 The Balkans in Transition, 1918-1989 [0.5 credits]

Course description: EURR 4101/HIST 4605 uses the concept of transition to understand the Balkan encounter with modernity and Europe. Key periods to be examined include the interwar era and the period of communist rule, with an emphasis on political, social and economic themes. The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

    

  •    EURR 5107 Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions

This course examines domestic conditions in Russia from 2000 to the present and the framing of Russia’s foreign policy and strategic objectives towards the former Soviet republics and other key global actors, including the United States, the European Union, NATO and China. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in Russian/Soviet History or Political Science and should have a research focus on Russian foreign policy. Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in History or Political Science, focusing on Russian politics.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

WINTER TERM 2021 (JANUARY TO APRIL 2021)

  •    FYSM 1614A: Power, Politics and Populism in Russia and Europe

This course will examine how power and populism intertwine in the context of political rivalry and cooperation within countries and across Europe. It will look at how populism arose after the collapse of the Soviet Union and how it has since been harnessed by the regions.  Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline with a demonstrated expertise on Europe and Russia. Teaching Competence: Candidates will have significant experience teaching interdisciplinary courses in a first-year, seminar setting that touch on relevant themes in European and Russian regions.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

 

  •    EURR 3002/ENGL 3805 Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia

This course provides a survey of the literature and cultural texts that have defined Russian and neighboring Slavic countries. It examines fiction and non-fiction texts that have contributed to and reflected the development of Russian and Slavic culture and society. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in Comparative Literature. Candidates must have strong knowledge of Russian and Slavic literature and culture, and its reception in North America.  Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in Comparative Literature, focusing on Russian and Slavic literature.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  •    EURR 4202/5202: Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies  

This course examines terrorism and violent extremism in Europe and Eurasia.  It will analyze phenomena such as foreign fighters and returnees in recent conflicts and violent intolerance in Europe. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline. They should have demonstrated expertise on Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, and should have a record of related publications.  Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in Political Science or European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

 

  •    EURR 4202B/5202B HIST 4201A, Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies

This course focuses on Russia-China relations in historical context.  It will examine geopolitics and societal relations in Eurasia over the twentieth century and their legacy in the contemporary era.  Topics will include Communist revolutions and the impact of Chinese-Russian relations regionally and globally.  Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in Russian/Soviet or Chinese History or Political Science. Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in History or Political Science, including courses that deal with both China and Russia.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  •    EURR 4206/5301 Internship and Applied Policy Skills

This seminar accompanies an unpaid internship placement. It is designed to relate applied experience to the academic literature and to develop workplace and applied policy skills, including writing skills for an applied policy setting. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a graduate degree (MA or PhD); in addition they should have practical experience in delivering job skills training to university students.  Teaching Competence: Candidates should have relevant teaching experience in university-level career development and job readiness programs.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

For all positions, please submit your application with the following documents to the EURUS Administrator, Krysia Kotarba, at krysia.kotarba@carleton.ca:

 

  • the Contract Instructor Application Form (available at this link)
  • a current Curriculum Vitae
  • a draft course outline for the course in question
  • a summary of teaching experience, including – if possible – evaluations of previous courses
  • two letters of recommendation (only required for applicants who have not taught for EURUS in the past five years)

 

Alternatively, these documents may also be mailed to EURUS, Carleton University, River Building 3304, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, June 1, 2021.

 

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 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 and the CUPE 4600-2 website.

The following course has been assigned to a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or visiting scholar. This course is not open to applications, but the Institute will contact the most senior incumbent to review their rights under Article 17.6 of the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement: EURR 4202B/5202B Selected Topics in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies. Topic: The Eurasian Economic Union (also listed as PSCI 4809).

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Carleton University is strongly 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 diversification of our faculty and scholarship including but not limited to women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.