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Instructor I or II – Geography and Environmental Studies (Urban Geography/Urban Studies)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Urban Geography/Urban Studies (Cities and Social Justice)
Academic Unit: Geography and Environmental Studies
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: May 14, 2019

About the Position:
Carleton University's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies invites applications for a one-year term appointment Instructor I position in Urban Geography/Urban Studies (Cities and Social Justice), commencing on July 1, 2019.

Applications are invited from individuals able to teach courses in our BA program, particularly in our new Concentration in Urban Geography. This position requires lecture or seminar format teaching in four courses, directed studies or thesis supervision, and time dedicated to developing a new course, Cities and Urbanization (GEOG 1023) in collaboration with another faculty member. Assigned courses may include but are not limited to the following (approximate enrolments in brackets; F = fall term; W = winter term; FW = fall and winter terms):

GEOG 1023F - Cities and Urbanization (0.5 cr, 120 students)
FYSM 1107FW - Social Justice and the City (1.0 cr, 30 students)
GEOG 3024W - Understanding Globalization (0.5 cr, 25 students)
GEOG 4023F - Special Topics on the City (0.5 cr, 30 students)
0.5 cr - New course preparation for GEOG 1023F
0.5 cr - Undergraduate directed studies/thesis supervisions

About the Academic Unit:
Carleton's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (DGES) offers the following degrees: BA Environmental Studies; BA Geography, BSc Physical Geography; BA and BSc Geomatics; and Bachelor's in Globalization and International Studies. It also delivers MA, MSc and PhD programs in Geography and hosts Carleton's interdisciplinary Masters programs in Northern Studies. The Department is home to about 400 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students, and is committed to teaching and research that focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants should consult for more departmental information, and on Carleton's strategic interests.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Geography, Urban Studies, or other relevant field, or a similar Master’s degree plus relevant experience. The successful applicant will have: excellent teaching skills, university teaching experience, and specialized knowledge of urban research and issues related to social justice, social movements, urban inequality, and global issues; capability to engage and inspire students in academic work; and strong inter-personal, communication and collaboration skills. Instructors contribute to service, including our recruitment and retention efforts, departmental meetings, and program development. Carleton offers teaching enhancement through our Educational Development Centre and other services.

Application Instructions:
Applications for this appointment must be e-mailed as a PDF file with: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching portfolio including a description of the candidate's pedagogical approaches and evidence of teaching innovation, performance (including student evaluations if available), and other relevant experience; and 4) co-ordinates for two referees. Please name the PDF document using the following format: UrbanlnstructorPosition_LastName.pdf.

Please email your application by May 14, 2019 to; questions can be directed to the Departmental Chair at that address, or by calling +1-613-520-2561.

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, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge.

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.