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Carleton University, Department of History
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Contract Instructor Opportunities, 2021-22

The Department of History is seeking qualified contract instructors for the 2021-22 academic session. 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 University may require that all or part of these courses be delivered remotely, including online.

Courses for which contract instructors are currently being sought are:

FYSM 1405 [1.0 credit] – Selected Topics in History: World War II
This seminar will take a comprehensive global history approach to World War II.  It will examine the origins of the war, the strategic, diplomatic, and tactical prosecution of the war, the impacts of the war on civilians, and the post-war settlement.
Fall/winter, day.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the history of World War II. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 1001 [1.0 credit] – The Making of Europe
A survey of the major events, ideas, and movements that have shaped Europe from Antiquity to the 21st century.
Fall/winter, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching European history and in the supervision of teaching assistants. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 1002 [1.0 credit] – Europe in the 20th Century
An introduction to some of the major ideological, political, diplomatic, military, social, cultural, and economic developments that have shaped contemporary Europe.
Fall/winter, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching 20th century European history and in the supervision of teaching assistants. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 1301 [0.5 credit] – Conflict and Change in Early Canadian History
An exploration of how colonialism and conflict altered peoples, cultures, and places in what came to be called Canada from pre-contact to the first age of industrialization. Course topics include imperialism, Indigenous-settler relations, slavery, migration, and government, providing context for contemporary issues.
Fall, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching Canadian history and in the supervision of teaching assistants. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 1302 [0.5 credit] – Rethinking Modern Canadian History
An exploration of how major political, economic, legal, social, and cultural changes shaped modern-day Canada from the late 1800s to the present. Course provides context for contemporary issues including colonialism, redress, reconciliation, race relations, migration and urbanization, globalization, technology, and the environment.
Winter, evening.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching Canadian history and in the supervision of teaching assistants. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 2000 [1.0 credit] – Medieval Europe
A survey of the history of medieval Europe from the fourth to the fifteenth century.
Fall/winter, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching Medieval history. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

 HIST 2204 [0.5 credit] – Early Modern Europe 1350-1650
A survey of the major social, political, and cultural developments in continental Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries.
Fall, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the history of Early Modern Europe. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 2304 [1.0 credit] – Social and Cultural History of Canada
A thematic exploration of how the spaces of home, work, and play have been historically produced, understood, and experienced in Canada.
Fall/Winter, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the social and cultural history of Canada. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.  

HIST 2308 [0.5 credit] – Colonial Latin America
From ancient civilizations to the era of Independence, this class follows conquest, colonization and development of national identity in the countries of Latin America.
Fall, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the history of Colonial Latin America.  A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

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. Fall, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the history of the United States to 1865. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 2510 [0.5 credit] – 19th Century Germany
The social, cultural, and political history and impact of German nationhood. Topics include the rise of social democracy and the feminist movements, alliance and empire building, scientific racism, sexology, and the emancipation and assimilation of German Jews into the body politic.
Fall, online.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the history of 19th Century Germany. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 2913 [0.5 credit] – History of Oil
An exploration of the history of oil from the ancient period to the present day. The course introduces students to the interconnected histories of oil in countries across the world.
Fall, online.
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.
Fall, day.
Candidates should have experience in teaching the history of disability and a record of research and publication in the field.

HIST 3511 [0.5 credit] – Themes in Indigenous History
A lecture course that examines key themes in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples. This year the topic is Metis Communities in Canada.
Winter, day.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching Metis history and in applying Metis ways of knowing to the study of the past. They should, more generally, have a record of incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the classroom. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

HIST 3908 [0.5 credit] – Thematic History
A lecture course on a special topic that takes a thematic approach to history. This year the topic is Creating History: Writing Historical Fiction and Narrative. This will be a discussion and workshop-oriented course in the production of popular forms of historical writing: historical fiction and narrative.
Winter, day.
Candidates are required to have a record of proven ability in historical research and in creative writing with a historical foundation, and experience in using creative writing as an element in the teaching of history.

HIST 4302 [1.0 credit] – Canada: Ideas & Culture
A seminar on ideas, culture, and society in Canada. This year’s topic is “Making Documentary History”.
Fall/winter, day.
Candidates are required to have a record of documentary film making on historical topics, and experience in teaching the practice of historical documentary filmmaking.

HIST 4915 [0.5 credit] – Topics in History
A lecture course on a special topic in history. Topic varies from year to year.  This year the topic examines The Making of the Modern Middle East.
Winter, day.
Candidates are required to have experience in teaching the history of the Middle East. A record of relevant publications would be an asset.

 HIST 5701 [0.5 credit] – Archival Theory and Practice
Theories, methodologies and problems relating to archives and records management including principles and concepts guiding the work of archivists; records appraisal, collection, arrangement, description; special attention to archival communities including Library and Archives Canada.
Winter, evening.
Candidates should have a record of practice and publications in archival matters.  They are required to have experience in teaching archival practice.

HIST 5702 [0.5 credit] – Public History Special Topics
Theoretical and practical instruction in topical areas such as digitizing history, oral history, local history, photography, material history, performance, etc. This year’s topic is Difficult Histories.
Fall, evening.
Candidates are required to have expertise in public history, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and its calls to action for commemoration, experiences with and knowledge of best collaborative practices in public history and / or critical heritage, and experience in teaching public history and / or critical heritage.

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

As per Article 15.3 of the current CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, an up to date CV that includes a 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.

Applications should be sent to the Department Chair via email to:

Dr. James Miller, Chair
c/o Ann Anderson, Departmental Administrator
Department of History
Carleton University
ann.anderson@carleton.ca


The deadline for receipt of applications is May 12, 2021

Disclaimer: All contract instructor positions are subject to budgetary approval. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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:

  • HIST 2206 Early Modern Europe 1600-1800 – winter
  • HIST 3001 History at the Movies – winter
  • HIST 3813 Problems in Global and Transnational History – fall
  • HIST 3907 Transnational History: Transnational Migration & Identity – winter
  • HIST 4806 Global, Transnational or Thematic History (Diseases Without Borders) – winter

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 (https://carleton.ca/hr/labour-relations/academic-staff-agreements/) and the CUPE 4600-2 website (https://www.cupe4600.ca/)