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Sessional Instructor, Indigenous Language I (Plains Cree), Division of Linguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures

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Job ID: 13195

Updated: August 15, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Division of Linguistics in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the 2017 Fall Session (September 11-December 21, 2017):

  • INDL 205 L01 - Indigenous Language I (Plains Cree)
    Wednesdays 15:00-17:45

Course Description: Primary emphasis on the acquisition of conversational skills and vocabulary

Qualifications: Candidates with a post-secondary certificate in teaching Plains Cree will be given preference. The successful candidate must show evidence of strong previous teaching performance or show the potential for excellent teaching ability.

Application Details: Qualified applicants interested in teaching this course should submit a complete application if the School of LLLC does not already have it on file: a cover letter addressed to Dr. Darin Flynn, Chair of the Division of Linguistics (including a short description of topics you would cover in the course, and relevant teaching experience), a current curriculum vitae, a tentative outline of the course (outlines are available on the department’s website and can be used as models for your own), course syllabi (courses previously taught), and teaching evaluations, if available. Materials should be submitted electronically in .pdf format to the email address below. Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to the email address below. At least 1 of the 3 letters must directly address the applicant’s teaching ability.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for sessional instructor positions only if they have been given permission by their supervisor. (If the supervisor is providing a letter of reference please ask that they indicate consent as part of their letter. Otherwise, ask them to provide a separate written statement). Student applicants are strongly encourage to take an instructional skills workshop, such as the one offered at the University of Calgary’s Teaching and Learning Centre.

The application package should be directed to:

Katherine Guevara, Manager of Administrative Services
School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The application deadline is August 14, 2017.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information on the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures and the University of Calgary, please visit our website at:

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. 

We thank you for your application. Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

All courses are subject to budgetary approval. An offer of a Term Certain Sessional Instructor appointment may be cancelled in whole or in part by the Governors prior to the commencement of the appointment term (23.10 in the Collective Agreement).

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)

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