Field of Specialization: Intersectional approaches to Women’s and Gender Studies
Academic Unit: Women’s and Gender Studies
Category of Appointment: Term Appointment
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: August 15, 2019
Closing Date: Applications will be considered starting July 25 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year limited-term appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies at the rank of Instructor beginning August 15, 2019.

We seek candidates who would be able to teach the following core courses for our undergraduate major and minor:  WGST 2801 Feminism, Activism, and Social Justice; WGST 3809 Feminist Thought; and WGST 3810 Feminist Research Methods; as well as three additional courses to be negotiated.  We are also in need of instructors for the following courses and would welcome those qualified to teach them:  WGST 2812 Critical Race Studies; WGST 4812/5901 Critical Trans Studies; WGST 4812/5902 Queer of Colour Critique.

We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in the area of critical race studies, as well as those who can teach intersectional courses that will serve students in our Women’s and Gender Studies major and minor, and our minors in Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies

About the Academic Unit:

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies offers a graduate MA in Women’s and Gender Studies, undergraduate degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies, and minors in Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies.  As part of the recent addition of Sexuality Studies and Disability Studies to the Institute, we are seeking scholars who can help foster the growth of intersectional pedagogy and institution building within the Institute, including plans for a possible Critical Diversity Studies initiative.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies or related field, with evidence of strong potential for innovative and intersectional pedagogy that encompasses critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and other interdisciplinary areas central to feminist research.  The candidate should have demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching core courses in women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, and/or disability studies and evidence of ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file to Lana Keon, and should include the following: cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and writing sample, evidence of teaching record in Women’s and Gender Studies, and the names of three referees.

Please also identify any past experiences in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as curriculum development or support for student diversity.

Applications will be considered starting July 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled

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 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.