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Sessional Instructors, 2017 Spring and Summer Courses, International Foundations Program, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 12313

Updated: April 17, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary is seeking sessional instructors to teach International Foundations Program courses for the 2017 Spring and Summer (A/B) Sessions as follows:

Spring (A) Session: May 8 - June 27

Summer (B) Session: July 4 - August 16


  • IFPX 280 A/B - Academic Writing & Grammar
  • IFPX 283 A/B - Reading Comprehension & Proficiency
  • IFPX 287 A/B - Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency
  • IFPX 290 A/B - Academic Writing & Grammar
  • IFPX 293 A/B - Reading Comprehension & Proficiency
  • IFPX 297 A/B - Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency

Note: Instructors may be hired for either or both Spring/Summer (A/B) course section(s).

The International Foundations Program provides required English language skills to academically qualified students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements of the University of Calgary. It also serves as a laboratory facility for teacher education (B.Ed.) students and graduate students specializing in teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) and applied linguistics.

Sessional Instructors will teach students in the International Foundations Program and will serve as instructor of record for student teachers who are assigned to IFP for their field experience.

Position Requirements

International Foundations Program: To be considered, applicants must hold a PhD specializing in Second Language Acquisition, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or 2nd Language Literacy Education. Successful candidates must have proven experience in post-secondary EAP/ESL/SLA education using a variety of current pedagogical approaches, and a strong commitment to English language and/or bilingual education. Candidates with a proven track record in English language instruction for Science and/or Engineering at a tertiary level are strongly encouraged to apply. Non-native speakers of English must be able to demonstrate proficiency and fluency in English equivalent to iBT TOEFL score of 110 or higher. Successful applicants will be expected to work effectively in a fast-paced and highly collaborative post-secondary teaching and learning environment.

Information about our programs may be found on the Werklund School of Education's website.

Sessional positions are offered on a per course basis. Please see The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary (TUCFA) website at for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

New applicants must submit a cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three written letters of reference addressed to Dr. H. Douglas Sewell, Associate Dean, International Foundations Program. Please include all courses of interest in the cover letter.

Returning applicants may express interest by sending an email Dr. H. Douglas Sewell    

Please include the following:

  • Updated CV
  • Specific, named course(s) of interest and/or qualification
  • Most recent term of employment and course(s) taught
  • List of all courses applicant would be interested in teaching

Applicants may submit the required application materials electronically to

Application documents should be mailed or delivered to:

International Foundations Program
Werklund School of Education
c/o Dr. H. Douglas Sewell
ED Tower 340,
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Application Deadline:  Friday April 14th, 2017 at 11:59 pm MT

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.

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