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Additional Contract Instructor Posting Winter 2023

Applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following European, Russian and Eurasian Studies courses during the Winter Term 2023.

WINTER TERM 2023 (JANUARY TO APRIL 2023)

EURR 4202/5202/PSCI 5915 Special Topics Course

Topic: The War in Ukraine: Roots, Dynamics, and Global Impact

This course considers the degree to which nation-building processes in Eastern Europe, the gradual democratization of Ukraine and the evolution of post-Soviet security architecture have combined to create a transformed political and economic order over the last three decades resulting in regional upheaval. In examining this transformation and its impact the course will first take a post-colonial perspective to understand the historical relationship between Ukraine and Russia up until the end of the Soviet Union. Second, the course will review the post-Soviet transformation of the region with a specific focus on the dynamics of nation-building in Ukraine. Drawing on the relevant theoretical and historical literature the course will consider processes of nation-building as well as the rise of ethnic identity and challenges of economic and political reform in Ukraine. Key events to be considered include Euromaidan and the preceding Orange Revolution, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the frozen war in Donbas between 2014 and 2021. The final cluster of the course will be dedicated to an in-depth analysis of Russia’s intervention in February 2022 and its impact on the Ukrainian state and society, the future of the Russian Federation in the global order and the impact the war is having on international security structures, migration and economic and political stability, regionally and globally.

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.

Please submit your application with the following documents to the EURUS Administrator, Heather Moulton, at heather.moulton@carleton.ca:

  • 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)

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, June 6, 2022.

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600 (Unit 2) Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600 (Unit 2) Collective Agreement can be found at the Academic Staff Agreements webpage on the Carleton University website.

Contract Instructor Positions for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 Terms

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 2022 and the Winter Term 2023.

FALL TERM 2022 (SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2022)

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. This course will be offered as a HyFlex course. 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               

This course provides an interdisciplinary examination of social, political, and economic issues facing Europe, including the countries of 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. This course will be offered as a HyFlex course. 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 4101/HIST 4605, The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989 

This course 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. Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD in Southeast European History or Political Science with publications in the field. Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in History or Political Science, focusing on Southeastern Europe. The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online. 

EURR 4107/5107 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 2023 (JANUARY TO APRIL 2023)

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 4201C/5201C, Selected Topics in European Studies, Topic – Arctic Governance

Arctic governance presents many challenges and opportunities for collaboration among the Arctic states, other nations with interests in expanding access to Arctic resources, and the international community more generally. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has important implications on the relations developed among the Arctic players. Thus, the main objectives of the course are to discuss the present and potential future governance of Arctic nations and international collaborations that have been established.  Required Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Political Science or a related discipline. They should have demonstrated expertise on international governance, institutional effectiveness and public policy, the Arctic. Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have relevant teaching experience in Public Policy, including courses that deal with the Arctic. 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, Heather Moulton, at heather.moulton@carleton.ca:

  • 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)

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

 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 Academic Staff 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/.

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 5201A Special topics in European Studies. Topic: Transatlantic Relations.

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.