Contract Instructor Opportunities Winter 2021

Pursuant to Articles 15 to 18 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, and subject to both budgetary and administrative approvals, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Department of French course during the 2021 Winter term. Please note that the University reserves the right to cancel any courses with insufficient registration.

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed below 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 website

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills for FINS 3105
The required minimum qualification is an MA in French or Applied Linguistics. However, a PhD in French or Applied Linguistics will normally count as a superior qualification. For degrees in French, given the nature of our French language program, a degree specialization in language pedagogy or applied linguistics will normally be considered as more relevant to the position than a degree in formal linguistics or literary and/or cultural studies. A desired qualification is experience developing curricular content and assessment tools. Native or near-native fluency and excellent written skills in French are required. Candidates should also possess a strong written and spoken knowledge of English (the working language at Carleton University). The required teaching experience is specified for each course below.

FINS 3105 [0.5 credit] (1 section Winter)
French Reading II
Reading knowledge for academic purposes. Advanced reading strategies. Individual reading in the student’s specialization. Given in English.
Offered online. Equivalent to a weekly three-hour course, available all week.

Teaching Competence: Relevant experience in teaching written language at the intermediate level is required, and preferably, experience teaching in a university setting. Experience with on-line teaching preferred.

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 by August 10th, 2020.

Randall Gess, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of French
Professeur titulaire et directeur, Département de français
1604 Dunton Tower, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
Tel: (613) 520-2600, ext. 2332

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 are also asked to complete a “Contract Instructor Application Form” available at

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.

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 further diversification of our University including but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pre-Posting Hiring Decisions:
No courses have been assigned to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or visiting scholars.