Instructor – Public Affairs (Education and/or Public Affairs) Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs Canada

Field of Specialization: Education and/or Public Affairs
Academic Unit: Public Affairs
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I or II, Careers and Employability
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin on April 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Position:

The Faculty of Public Affairs is hiring an Instructor to develop, teach, and evaluate courses aimed at helping students to connect their degrees to skills desired in the workforce.

The Instructor is responsible for development and delivery of a pilot project aimed at integrating employability skills into curriculum. The Instructor will collaborate with programs and faculty members within the Faculty of Public Affairs and Carleton University’s Career Services on the development, delivery and evaluation of one 0.5-credit course at the 2000 or 3000 level, which will incorporate employability skills such as: communication, interpersonal skills and career management/path skills. The goal will be to give students a better sense of how they can use their degree to achieve their career goals. It will introduce students to issues and analytical tools connected to disciplines offered at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Public Affairs and of relevance to workplace contexts.  The successful candidate will also collaborate with faculty members in the Faculty of Public Affairs on the development, delivery and evaluation of one 0.5-credit course at the 1000 level (to be delivered as a first-year seminar). This course will draw from disciplines across the Faculty to address one or more specific issues of relevance to public affairs. Both courses should incorporate both in-class and online components. Appointment will be made at the rank of Instructor I or Instructor II, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

About the Academic Unit:

While the position is housed in the Kroeger College of Public Affairs, the Instructor will work with faculty and students across the Faculty of Public Affairs. A full list of the programs within the Faculty can be found at:


The successful candidate will have a doctorate, preferably in Education, or Educational Psychology, with a focus in Adult Education or post-secondary teaching, or in a discipline related to public affairs. A minimum of three years of experience working in a university setting either in a teaching or educational development capacity. Experience teaching in higher education or educational development work in an academic setting is required as are strong oral and written communication skills. Strong skills and experience with technology and tools used in teaching and in the scholarship of teaching and learning is an asset.

Application Instructions:

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching statement that includes relevant experience, (4) evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and pedagogical approaches to teaching; and (5) co­ ordinates for three referees.

Note: short listed candidates will be asked to provide a draft 2000/3000 level course outline prior to the interview.

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 Klein­Swormink (

Consideration of applications will begin on April 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2019.

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. 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 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.


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