The IPIS Program is seeking qualified contract instructors for the following positions:

Fall 2022

IPIS 5106 [0.5 credit] Management of Critical Infrastructure

IPIS 5509 [0.5 credit] Introduction to Cybersecurity

Winter 2023

IPIS 5103 [0.5 credit] Infrastructure Engineering Principles

IPIS 5105 [0.5 credit] Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessment

IPIS 5508 [0.5 credit] Introduction to Explosives and Explosion Effects as they relate to Infrastructure and its Components

IPIS 5306 [0.5 credit] Emergency and Business Continuity Management

*Course description can be found below.


Candidates must have a degree (preferably at the graduate level) in a relevant field of engineering or security and ideally will have work experience in the subject area of the course. Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills; with teaching experience to broad audiences as an asset. (Note: All positions are subject to budgetary approval.)

How to Apply

All applications should include a draft course outline. Applicants must submit a completed Contract Instructor Application Form alongside a recent curriculum vitae including educational background, employment history and related work experience to Gillian Dailey (

Applications for the above positions will be accepted until June 30, 2022.  All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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.

Note: 15.3(a) of the CA: “When applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.”


Fall 2022

IPIS 5106 [0.5 credit] Management of critical infrastructure (CI) and its relationship to facility and asset management; asset maintenance, rehabilitation, and restoration; tools, systems and approaches to effective CI management, integration and linkages across CI and consequent challenges to managers of critical infrastructure systems.

IPIS 5509 [0.5 credit] Introductory cyber security principles with an emphasis on critical infrastructure protection.  Basic concepts in computer networking, including: local and remote access, cloud computing, vulnerability identification and threat assessment, attack methodologies and exposed access points, access control and authentication.

Winter 2023

IPIS 5103 [0.5 credit] Introduction to infrastructure engineering: civil, municipal/environmental, energy, communications, and military infrastructure systems; engineering principles; design, analysis and construction techniques; lifecycle performance, maintenance and retrofit strategies; optimization, asset-management; decision-making and decision support tools.

IPIS 5105 [0.5 credit] Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessment Risk-assessment techniques and methodologies relevant for the identification of threats. Assessment of vulnerabilities and evaluating the impact on infrastructures or systems considering the probability of such threats being realized.

IPIS 5508 [0.5 credit] Properties and effects of explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics, detonation, deflagration and consequence of confinement, commercial and military applications including areas of terrorism and entertainment, sensitivities and hazards in transport, storage and use, specialized charges, explosion effects and indicators, and bombings and accident investigations.

IPIS 5306 [0.5 credit] The disciplines of emergency management and business continuity, their interaction, and how they provide complementary contributions to critical infrastructure protection and resilience.  A focus on the Canada and Canadian standards is supplemented by consideration of broader international approaches and contexts.