Contract Instructor Applications for 2024/25 academic year.

The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies is seeking qualified contract instructors for the 2024/25 academic year. As a general rule, the minimum qualification is an MA 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 modality of these courses are determined by the University (in-person, online, or hybrid).

Course Code Course Title Term Modality Course Description Proj. Enrol Proj. TA Support
FYSM 1450 Indigenous Reclamation and Resurgence [1.0 credit] Fall and
In-Person Introductory seminar emphasizing the reclamation of Indigenous philosophical, cultural, artistic and spiritual traditions. Indigenous resurgence is examined through the integration of ways of being rooted in pre-colonial worldviews. 30
CHST 1102 Experiential Learning in
Childhood and Youth Studies [0.5 credit]
Winter In-Person An examination of the philosophies, purposes, methods, techniques, and issues of childhood and youth studies through engagement with children and youth in campus and community settings. Students will make connections to theoretical and curriculum frameworks and current debates and perspectives. 150 2.5
CHST 3302 Children, Policy, and Practice [0.5 credit] Fall Online An introduction to the concepts of policy and practice and how
these are influenced by history, economy, geography, and
culture. Topics may include provincial, national, and
international economic, social, and educational policies concerning children and youth.
90 1.5
HRSJ 2102 Sexuality, Gender, and
Security [0.5 credit]
Fall In-Person Historical and contemporary analysis of surveillance, security,
and regulation of sexuality, race, class, and gender. Students will critically examine how ‘subversives’ were created through discourse and administrative logics such as policy and law.
HRSJ 2202 Power Relations & Human
Rights [0.5 credit]
Winter Online The study of power from a critical, transnational perspective; the impact on human rights of different forms and modalities of power, including those emanating from the state and corporations and those implicated in socio-economic and other hierarchical relations. 90 1.5
HRSJ 3304 Disability Rights [0.5 credit] Fall Online A critical approach to the study of disability rights that explores the intersections of disability with race, sexuality, gender, colonialism, ‘health’, and other discourses. 60 1
HRSJ 3504 Public Health and Human
Rights [0.5 credit]
Fall In-Person Through a social-scientific analysis of AIDS, this course explores HIV/AIDS as a case study for understanding the politics of public health. Students will critically interrogate the authority of science and explore avenues for democratizing biomedicine and public health policy in various national and policy contexts. 30
HRSJ 4305 Disability and Social Justice [0.5 credit] Winter Online An intersectional national/transnational approach to social
justice issues such as poverty/exploitation, labour, representation, decolonization, race/racism, sexuality and gender from a critical disability studies perspective.
HRSJ 4404 Rights Refugee & Displaced Persons [0.5 credit] Winter In-Person Contemporary issues concerning the rights of refugees and displaced persons, from social, political, and legal perspectives; Canadian and international dimensions of these issues. 20

Note: Anticipated TA support is based on anticipated enrollment and may change based on actual enrollment in a course.

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

All applicants must indicate each course for which they wish to be considered.

Applications must include a recent CV and a cover letter describing their qualification for the specified course.

All applications must be sent to the Director of the Institute via email to

Attn: Professor Julie Garlen
Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, June 21, 2024

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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 who have already contacted the department and submitted a CV recently need only indicate their interest in particular courses.
NOTE that when applying to courses for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.

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 16.3-16.4 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 ( agreements/academic-staff- agreements/) and the CUPE 4600-2 website (