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Sessional Instructor, Collaboratory of Practice II - Language and Literacy, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 14353

Updated: December 11, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the Winter 2018 Term:

  • EDER 708.09: Collaboratory of Practice II - Language and Literacy

This course is intended for the Doctor of Education (EdD) Program, Leading Learning & Literacy Education. It will be delivered fully online using Desire2Learn and Adobe Connect.

The course instructor supports doctoral students in preparing a draft research design paper that builds and extends upon the critical literature review developed in Collaboratory of Practice I.

Course overview:  The goal of this course is to promote critical inquiry that addresses high-leverage problems of practice related to teaching, learning, and leading in order that service and collaboration among colleagues and the professional communities can be enhanced. It will provide students the opportunity to critically apply theoretical and technical knowledge, to develop and refine professional skills, and to integrate theoretical, research, and practical knowledge through a focus on data collection and analysis.  

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of this course each learner will:

  • Evaluate and select a research methodology to address the research questions.
  • Determine a setting, sample and data sources applicable to the research problem and purpose.
  • Develop methods of data collection and data analysis to address the research problem and purpose within the ethical requirements of the TCPS2 and the University of Calgary Research Ethics Board.
  • Write a draft Research Methods and Methodology section for an EdD Research Proposal.

Note:  Course dates for the Winter 2018 term are January 8 to April 13, 2018

The Graduate Programs Office has over 1000 graduate students registered in 7 specializations. Graduate Programs in Education is proud of the high-quality graduate programs delivered in both face-to-face and online formats. Its programs are characterized by a strong learner focus, flexibility, technological innovation, and responsiveness to community desire for accreditation, certification, lifelong learning, and rigorous scholarship.

Position Requirements

Education Required: PhD or EdD

Educational Research:  Educational Research consists of Educational Studies in Adult Learning, Curriculum and Learning, Language and Literacy, Leadership and Policy, and the Learning Sciences. Desired qualifications include a completed doctorate in education or a related area, evidence of successful teaching and leadership experience in school, university, or workplace settings, demonstrated experience in online/distance education, and capacity to work effectively in a collaborative culture. Knowledge and understanding of the graduate programs and specializations in Educational Research will also be considered as assets for the sessional teaching positions.

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.

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. Michele Jacobsen, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education.
Returning applicants may express interest by sending an email Pat Braul  Please include the following:

  • Updated CV
  • Specific, named course(s) of interest and/or qualification
  • Most recent term of employment and course(s) taught

Applicants may submit the required application materials electronically to

Application documents should be mailed or delivered to:

Graduate Programs in Education
Werklund School of Education
c/o Pat Braul
Ed Tower 114,
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Application Deadline:  Friday, December 8, 2017

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

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