The Institute of Political Economy offers yearly employment opportunities  subject to budgetary approval. These positions are typically in the capacity of Contract Instructor or Visiting Professor. All opportunities with the Institute will be posted under Employment Opportunities as positions become available.

Contract Instructor Position Fall 2021

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 Economy course in the Fall 2021 academic term.

PECO 5002 [0.5 credit]
Political Economy of Work and Labour

Interdisciplinary survey of core concepts, contexts, and debates in the study of work and labour; critical and historical approach addressing inequalities of class, race, and disabilities; relational perspective on labour including technological change, care, political action, and the environment. If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures. The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent to by June 30, 2021.

Visiting Professor Winter 2022

Field of Specialization: Political Economy and Work and Labour
Academic Unit: Political Economy
Rank/Position Title: Visiting Professor
Start Date: Winter 2022
Closing Date: January 30, 2021

About the Position:

The Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University invites applications from distinguished scholars for a term-length appointment as Visiting Professor in the Winter term 2022. The Institute is unique in Canada in offering an M.A. and a Ph.D. Specialization in Political Economy. There will be one appointment available. The appointment will be for the Winter 2022 term (January-April, 2022). The appointment involves teaching one graduate course in an area of political economy, and one graduate course in work and labour. In addition, the visiting professor will deliver a public lecture. The appointment is for a scholar whose research includes political economy.

About the Academic Unit:

For more information about Carleton’s Institute of Political Economy, please visit our website at:


The applicant should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a record of internationally-recognized published scholarship, and a strong record of teaching at the graduate level.

 Application Instructions:

Applications should be sent electronically in one single PDF document and include a full curriculum vitae, plus a short description of two proposed courses, and should be addressed to Prof. Justin Paulson, Director, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University and sent via email care of Consideration of complete applications will begin after January 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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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 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of 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 over 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 especially 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 Director 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.