Academic Unit: Law and Legal Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-track)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: Consideration of applications will begin on April 29, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:
The Department of Law and Legal Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment at the rank of Instructor I beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in our undergraduate program, with an emphasis on teaching, developing course materials and pedagogical approaches, and coordinating multiple course sections at the 1000-level (i.e., first-year), as well as training TAs for these 1000-level courses. While the position requires the successful candidate to remain up-to-date with pedagogical theories and approaches, there are no research expectations associated with this position.

About the Academic Unit:
The Department of Law and Legal Studies (www.carlet is the home of the oldest and largest undergraduate and graduate programs in Legal Studies in Canada. The Department is committed to theoretically informed, interdisciplinary legal inquiry and is composed of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research from a range of disciplines including criminology, history, law, legal anthropology, political economy, political theory, mass communications and sociology.

The Department offers a B.A. and B.A. (Honours) in Law as well as a specialization in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies to over 1,300 students within the Faculty of Public Affairs, and includes concentrations in Human Rights and Transnational Law, Business Law, and Law, Policy and Government among its undergraduate programs. The Department also offers an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Legal Studies, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution.

Candidates should hold (or have completed comprehensive examinations in pursuit of) a doctoral degree, or the equivalent, in legal studies, law or a related discipline with a sustained record of effective undergraduate teaching. Preference will be given to those candidates with significant experience developing and teaching large first-year lecture courses, and experience working with and coordinating a large team of teaching assistants.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should send electronically the following in four (4) separate files: a cover letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio, including evidence of teaching performance and sample course outlines; and a statement of teaching philosophy/pedagogy. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees forward supporting letters electronically. Submissions must be made electronically to: Dr. Vincent Kazmierski, Chair, c/o Anna Bogic, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, at

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is 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; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.