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Sessional Instructor, The Contemporary World, Department of History

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Job ID: 14245

Updated: November 21, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the 2018 Spring Session, May to June, 2018:

  • HTST 307 - The Contemporary World
    TR 0900

To apply, submit a letter of application to the Department Manager (see undersigned).  This letter should also speak to your qualifications to teach the course.  In support of your application, please provide the following:

  • Proof of completion of PhD, or see note below on doctoral progress
  • Current, up-to-date CV
  • Three academic reference letters (if not already on file)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Please provide a brief statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the specific goals and objectives of the course(s) you have taught. Give at least two examples of successful strategies you have used.
  • Course descriptions of courses you have taught. This is required to provide some specific details of the courses you have taught, such as textbooks and method of evaluation. Please specify if the course description was created by you or by a course coordinator.
  • Teaching evaluations from a course that you have taught before or in which you have provided assistance as a TA. 
  • Student evaluations (if available). Please comment on what, in your opinion, worked well in your class, what presented difficulties and what are the possible solutions, include your comments on the students¿ evaluations.
  • You may add other relevant documentation if you wish.
  • Any restrictions (e.g., scheduling constraints) that would need to be taken into consideration.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Courses that do not reach enrolment requirements will be cancelled.

Doctoral students who will have passed their candidacy exams 30 days before the course begins are eligible to apply.  We would also recommend that you take the Instructional Skills Workshop at the Teaching and Learning Centre.  Please indicate in your letter of application the anticipated dates for the completion of those requirements.  If the requirements are not fulfilled 30 days before the beginning of the session in which the course is scheduled, the course will be cancelled or assigned to someone else to teach.

Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Marion McSheffrey, M.A.
Manager, Department of History
Telephone: 403-220-6423

The application deadline is Monday, November 20, 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.

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