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Sessional Instructor, 2017 Spring and Summer Courses, Division of Spanish Studies, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

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Job ID: 12302

Updated: March 27, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following course sections during the upcoming 2017 spring and summer sessions:*

Spring 2017

  • SPAN 201 L01 - Beginners’ Spanish I
    MWF 19:00-20:50

Summer 2017

  • SPAN 203 L01 - Beginners’ Spanish II
    MWF 9:00-10:50

Qualifications: Candidates with a completed doctoral degree in Spanish in hand and up-to-date experience in teaching methodology will be given preference. The successful candidate must have strong previous teaching performance or show the potential for excellent teaching ability. Additionally, the candidate must be committed to and be able to demonstrate high academic rigour by means of past examinations administered, course syllabi, corrected writing assignments, attendance to strict, professional course outcomes as articulated by the Spanish Studies and Italian Studies Division as well as by international, professional governing bodies.

To apply, submit a letter of application addressed to Dr. K. Brown, Chair of the Division of Spanish Studies and Italian Studies, indicating the course and the session you are interested in teaching. This letter should speak to your qualifications to teach the course. Your application package should also include:

  • Current, up-to-date CV (if not already on file)
  • Three confidential letters of reference (if not already on file)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Provide a brief statement that addresses the specific goals and objectives of the course(s) you have taught. Give at least one example of successful strategies you have used.
  • Course descriptions of courses you have taught. Please specify if the course description was created by you or by a course coordinator.
  • Course syllabi for the previous course descriptions.
  • Teaching evaluations from a course that you have taught before.
  • 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.

The application package should be submitted to:

Katherine Guevara, Manager of Administrative Services
Department of French, Italian and Spanish
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The application deadline is March 24, 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.

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. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Katherine Guevara, Manager, Administrative Services
Department of French, Italian and Spanish

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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