Contract Instructor Employment Opportunities
Summer 2019
Carleton University, Department of Political Science

Pursuant to Article 16 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Political Science courses in the Summer 2019 academic term. All courses are 0.5 credit value.

Early Summer 2019 (May-June)
PSCI 2200 Introduction to U.S. Politics
PSCI 2301 History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2701 Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 3307 Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3802 Globalization & Human Rights
Late Summer 2019 (July-August)
PSCI 1200 World Politics
PSCI 2302 History of Political Thought II
PSCI 2602 IR: Global Political Economy
PSCI 2702 Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 3603 Strategic Thought and International Security

All courses are subject to final budgetary approval.

Please note that courses will be offered first to applicants with incumbency rights under the collective agreement. For non-incumbents, hiring will be based on the following criteria:

Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should hold a PhD, or be close to completion, in Political Science or a related discipline. For each course, preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated research expertise, scholarly publications and other academic accomplishments in the specific subject area of the course.

Professional Qualifications and Skills:  For each course, additional professional experience and demonstrated expertise in areas related to the subject area of the course is an asset.

Teaching Competence:  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated previous excellence in teaching, both generally and specifically in the subject area and the level of the course.

Application Procedures:

All applicants must apply via electronic mail. Please send one PDF file containing a cover letter and CV. Applications are due by 4:30 pm on Monday, January 7 to:

Ms. Sandy Herbert
Department Administrator
Department of Political Science

General inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair, Elinor Sloan, at

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.  NOTE that when applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.

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 Labour Relations webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website ( and the CUPE 4600-2 website (