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Sessional Instructors, 2018 Winter Session Courses, Department of History

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Job ID: 14258

Updated: November 24, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses during the 2018 Winter Session, January to April, 2018:

  • HTST 345 L01 - Canadian Native History
    TR 0930 – 1045
  • HTST 443 L01 - Metis People of Canada
    TR 1230 – 1345

* These courses are subject to budgetary approval.

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

  • Completed PhD required
  • 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.

The amount of remuneration is calculated according to Collective Agreement, Schedule B.  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, Administrative Services
Department of History
SS 656A, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB   T2N 1N4
Phone:  403-220-6423
Fax:  403-289-8566

Thank you for your application.

The application deadline is November 22, 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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