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Sessional Instructor, Fall 2017 Courses, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 12217

Updated: May 25, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education, Undergraduate Programs, at the University of Calgary invites applications for term certain Sessional Instructor positions for Fall 2017. Sessional instructors will teach on-campus or online classes, supervise student teachers participating in Field Experiences, and teach in the curriculum areas for both elementary and secondary levels.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • EDUC 201 - Introduction to Educational Studies
  • EDUC 420 - Issues in Learning and Teaching 
  • EDUC 427 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)     
  • EDUC 430 - Pragmatics of Learning and Teaching
    *You must also apply for EDUC 430 if you are interested in teaching Pragmatics, as the courses are linked and applicants will be selected to teach both classes.
  • EDUC 435 - Literacy, Language and Culture 
  • EDUC 440 - Field Experience I
    *You must also apply for EDUC 440 if you are interested in teaching Field Experience I, as the courses are linked and applicants will be selected to teach both classes. 
  • EDUC 520 - Interdisciplinary Learning 
  • EDUC 525 - Ethics and Law in Education
  • EDUC 530 - Indigenous Education 
  • EDUC 535 - Specialization II
    • Early Childhood
    • Elementary English Language Arts
    • Elementary English as an Additional Language/Elementary & Secondary Second Languages (Combined)
    • Elementary/Secondary French
    • Elementary/Secondary Fine Arts
    • Elementary Inclusive Education
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • Elementary Physical Education
    • Secondary Physical Education 
    • Elementary Science
    • Elementary Social Studies
    • Secondary English Language Arts
    • Secondary Mathematics
    • Secondary Science
    • Secondary Social Studies 
  • EDUC 540 - Field Experience III
    *Instructors who are interested in teaching EDUC 540 should also indicate their interest in EDUC 560 as applicants will be selected to teach both classes.

Position Requirements

  • Completed doctorate in education, but professionals with a master’s degree will also be considered.
  • Five years of successful teaching experience at the elementary/secondary level
  • Ability to work collaboratively with school and community members
  • Demonstrated history of ongoing professional development
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of creativity and flexibility
  • Recent experience as a partner teacher or school liaison.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the new undergraduate program in Education and commitment to inquiry based teaching and learning will also be considered assets for these positions. 

For additional information on the BEd Undergraduate Program in Education at the University of Calgary, please visit our website.

Sessional positions are offered on a per course basis. Please see The Faculty Association of the University of

Calgary (TUCFA) website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

Applicants will need to submit the following documentation to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs:

  • Cover letter specifying the course(s) that they wish to apply for
  • Updated CV including all previous courses taught for the Werklund School
  • Three (3) letters of reference 

*Required ONLY for first time appointments to the Werklund School

Application documents must be sent electronically to 

This posting will remain open until all posting vacancies are filled.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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