Carleton University, Department of History
The Department of History is seeking qualified contract instructors for the 2020 summer term (May to August 2020). As a general rule, the minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in the appropriate field. Terms and conditions of employment are set out in the Collective Agreement between Carleton University and CUPE Local 4600, unit 2.
The courses for which contract instructors are currently being sought are:
HIST 2401 [0.5 credit]
History of the United States to 1865
A survey of United States politics and society from the American Revolution to the Civil War.
May – June, day.
Candidates should have experience in teaching the history of the United States to 1865 and a record of publication in the field.
HIST 2707 [0.5 credit]
The conquest and colonization of African polities by the European imperial powers from the late 19th century, the 20th century wars of decolonization, and the emergence of independent African nations, including their economies, politics, and culture.
May – June, evening.
Candidates should have experience in teaching the history of Africa and a record of publication in the field.
HIST 2910 [0.5 credit]
Special Subject in History
A lecture course on a special topic, theme, or period. Topic varies from year to year. This term’s topic will be A History of Oil and it will be offered as an online course.
July – August.
Candidates should have experience in teaching the history of Oil as it relates to such matters as technology, industry, culture, and society, and a record of research and publication in the field. Experience in working with digital tools is also required.
HIST 3116 [0.5 credit]
History of Disability
History of disability including the representation and understanding of disability as it changes over time and as it is portrayed and experienced in changing cultural contexts.
July – August, day.
Candidates should have experience in teaching the history of Disability and a record of research and publication in the field.
Application Procedures and Deadlines:
All applicants must apply to the Department Chair in writing via email:
Dr. James Miller, Chair
c/o Ann Anderson, Departmental Administrator
Department of History
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, and a Contract Instructor Application Form. NOTE that when applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 10, 2020
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 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 Staff Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website https://carleton.ca/hr/cu-files/cupe-4600-unit-2-16-19/ and the CUPE 4600-2 website https://www.cupe4600.ca/