CLOSED! Contract Instructor (CI) Opportunities in the Summer 2024 Term

The Northern Studies Program invites applications from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach courses that will be offered during the Summer 2024 term. The specific course requiring a CI is listed below, and calendar course description is linked to the course ID.


A Masters degree in Geography, or Environmental Studies, or another discipline, with research related to Canada and the North, is the minimum requirement to be considered for this position.  Previous work or research experience in the subject area is required; demonstrated evidence or potential for teaching excellence is required; previous teaching experience in the subject area will be considered an asset.  CI stipends are $8,385 per 0.5 credit.

How to Apply

Applications (in the form of a letter, a C.V., a list of all courses taught at a Carleton, evidence of teaching competence including previous teaching evaluations at Carleton or at another institution, and the contact information for two references) are to be emailed to: Indicate in the subject line the course(s) and module (if applicable) to which you are applying.

Incumbency in any course
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.”

Review of applications and hiring decisions will be made in accordance with the CUPE4600 (Unit 2) Collective Agreement, Article 16- Hiring, Incumbency & Seniority. More information on Article 16.

CLOSED! Application deadline is March 13, 2024. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.  

The modality of this course is determined by the University (in-person, online, or hybrid).


NRTH 5009 [0.5 credit]  Field Course in Canada’s North
Field observation and methods in a selected region of northern Canada on a group basis.
Two or three weeks in summer term. A supplementary fee may apply. Prerequisites: NRTH 5000; NRTH 5001; NRTH 5905 or concurrent registration in NRTH 5905; Permission of the Northern Studies Supervisor.

Anticipated TA support = none; anticipated enrolment = 3-4 students.

Further description of the courses and program requirements can be found in the graduate calendar.

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 ( and the CUPE 4600-2 website (

Posted Feb 21,2024