Instructor (Political Communication) – Public Affairs

Field of Specialization: Political Communication
Academic Unit: Public Affairs (Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management)
Category of Appointment: Term (Three Years)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin March 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:

The Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management invites applications from qualified candidates for a three-year term appointment in Political Communication at the rank of Instructor I or II beginning July 1, 2020.

The Instructor is responsible for teaching 2.0 credits of courses annually in the MPM program, as assigned by the Program Director and Associate Dean and Director of Kroeger College. The Instructor will also be responsible for coordinating the MPM mentorship program and evaluating student practicum assignments on an annual basis. In addition, the Instructor will be responsible for working with the MPM Program Administrator, faculty, and students, as appropriate, to implement as many as four events annually. There are no research expectations associated with this position.

About the Academic Unit:

The Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management is Canada ‘ s preeminent program in applied politics. It offers an intensive master’s degree designed to prepare students for work in political offices – as policy aides, government relations professionals, communications consultants, pollsters, and more. The Riddell Program is housed with the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, which is home to three of Carleton’s other innovative multidisciplinary programs. Further information about the program can be found at


This successful candidate will have at least three years of significant practical experience in a political setting and a university degree, preferably in a discipline related to public affairs. Experience in university teaching would be an asset. The candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions.

Application Instructions:

Applications for this appointment must include: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that includes relevant experience; evidence of significant and successful professional experience; and co-ordinates for three referees, one of whom should be a political practitioner.

Submit an electronic copy of your application in one single PDF document to: Dr. Mary Francoli, Associate Dean and Director, Kroeger College of Public Affairs, c/o Holly Klein-Swormink (HollyKleinswormink@CUNET.CARLETON.CA).

The deadline for applications is March 13, 2020. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2020.

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 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 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 carefully considered.

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.