Sessional Instructor of INDL, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada
5d ago

School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures - FALL 2019 and WINTER 2020 TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are invited to teach the following courses in the upcoming Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 sessions.*

Fall 2019

INDL 301 L01 - Indigenous Language I (Blackfoot)

Winter 2020

INDL 303 L01 Indigenous Language II (Blackfoot)

Mondays 15 : 00-17 : 45

Primary emphasis on the acquisition of conversational skills and vocabulary (Calendar description)

Qualifications : Candidates with a post-secondary certificate in teaching Blackfoot 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 the courses 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 encouraged to take an instructional skills workshop, such as the one offered at the UofC's Teaching and Learning Centre.

The application deadline is May 30, 2019.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Hiring Committee may need to access the teaching evaluation results (including USRIs) for those who have taught at the University of Calgary before, as part of the selection process.

By submitting your application, you have given consent for the Hiring Committee to review your USRI(s).

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 at 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)

    Additional Information

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    About the University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-

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