Sessional Instructors – Spring 2020, Graduate Programs in Education, Werklund School of Education


Job ID: 20354

Updated: March 23, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Position Type: Term Certain < 12 months Education Required: PhD or EdD
Application Deadline:  Friday, April 3, 2020

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for term certain Sessional Instructor positions for the Spring 2020 term in Educational Research and Educational Psychology.  Sessional instructors will teach on-campus and/or online graduate courses that are integral parts of the graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. Please view options at the Spring 2020 Sessional Instruction Opportunities course list.

Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) has over 1000 graduate students registered in seven (7) specializations. GPE is proud of the high-quality graduate programs delivered in both face-to-face and online formats. Its programs are characterized by a strong learner focus, flexibility, technological innovation, and responsiveness to community desire for accreditation, certification, lifelong learning, and rigorous scholarship.

Position Requirements:

Educational Research:  Educational Research consists of Educational Studies in Adult Learning, Curriculum and Learning, Language and Literacy, Leadership, and the Learning Sciences. Desired qualifications include a completed doctorate in education or a related area, evidence of successful teaching and leadership experience in school, university, or workplace settings, demonstrated experience in online/distance education, and capacity to work effectively in a collaborative culture. Knowledge and understanding of the graduate programs and specializations in Educational Research will also be considered as assets for the sessional teaching positions.

Educational Psychology:  Educational Psychology consists of Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology and in School and Applied Child Psychology.  Desired qualifications include a completed doctorate in psychology or a related field, registration as a psychologist, evidence of successful teaching and leadership experience in workplace, university or school settings, demonstrated experience in online/distance education for courses delivered online or in a blended format, and capacity to work effectively in a collaborative culture.  Knowledge and understanding of the programs and specializations in Educational Psychology will also be considered as assets for the sessional teaching positions.

Sessional positions are offered on a per course basis.  The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B.  Please see The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary (TUCFA) website at for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

New applicants must submit

  • Cover letter
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three written letters of reference addressed to Dr. Janet Groen, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education

Returning applicants may express interest by sending an email Pat Braul [email protected] Please include the following:

  • Updated CV
  • Most recent term of employment and course(s) taught

For both New and Returning applicants, please include:

Applicants may submit the required application materials electronically to the Manager of Graduate Programs in Education, Pat Braul at [email protected]

Application documents may also be mailed or delivered to:
Graduate Programs in Education
Werklund School of Education
c/o Pat Braul
Ed Tower 114, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting application packages. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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 view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

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-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. 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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