Instructor, Preliminary in Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Rights) Carleton University, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Rights) – Instructor, Preliminary

Academic Unit: Interdisciplinary Studies

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)

Field of Specialization: Human Rights and Social Justice

Rank/Position Title: Instructor

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing Date: Applications will be considered until March 15, 2018

About the Position:


The Human Rights and Social Justice Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary Instructor position, to commence on July 1, 2018.


About the Academic Unit:


The Human Right s and Social Justice Program at Carleton University, located in the nation’s capital, began in 1998. Human Rights and Social Justice is housed in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and works collaboratively with the lnstitute’s other programs: Child Studies, Sexuality Studies, and Disability Studies. Our unique program has quickly established itself as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate programs, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to its rapidly growing needs. More information about the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Human Rights and Social Justice Program is available at:




Qualifications include: a graduate degree (PhD preferred) in Human Rights and/or Social Justice or a related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.


The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate program in Human Right s and Social Justice at Carleton University, including the first year introduction to human rights lecture courses and upper undergraduate seminar courses in critical race theory and critical disability studies. The course load is seven half credit courses (a 4/3 teaching load) per year. Course release may be available for administrative service.


Application Instructions:


Applications are due on March 15, 2018. Please include the following in your application package: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have supporting letters from three referees sent to the department. These may be submitted electronically. Material s can be mailed to: Adam Barrows, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, 2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or sent electronically to


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 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and 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.


Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. 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.

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