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Sessional Instructor, Special Topics in Communications Studies, Department of Communication, Media, and Film

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Job ID: 12334

Updated: March 29, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Communication, Media, and Film invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the 2017 Spring Session:

The dates for the Spring session are May 15 to June 27, 2017 (June 28-30 Spring session final examinations). 

  • COMS 401 - Special Topics in Communications Studies (Countercultural Communication)
    L03, Mon/Wed, 12:00-14:45

Note: This course offering is tentative, pending funding and sufficient student enrolment.

Please check this website frequently as new courses will be posted as they are approved. For Course Descriptions see the following calendar.

To apply to any of the above teaching opportunities, please submit a letter of application to the email account indicating which course(s) and session(s) you are interested in teaching. Please indicate if you are willing to teach more than one course in each session.

In support of your application, please provide the following:

  • Current, up-to-date CV (if our Department does not already have one on file)
  • Three references (required if you have not taught for our Department before)
  • Description of your qualifications in support of each course(s) you are interested in teaching
  • Any restrictions (e.g., scheduling day or time constraints) that would need to be taken into consideration

Doctoral students who will have passed their candidacy exams by the time the course begins are eligible to apply.

The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration. 

Note that you will receive an email confirming receipt of your emailed application, but only successful candidates will be notified upon completion of the selection process.

We thank you for your application.

The application deadline is Monday, March 27, 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 Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
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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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