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Sessional Instructors, 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter Session Courses, Department of Political Science

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Job ID: 13324

Updated: July 21, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Political Science is looking to fill the following sessional instructor positions (subject to funding) in the Political Science Program. Fall session runs from September 11th to December 8th 2017 and Winter session runs from January 8th to April 13th 2018.

Fall Term 2017

  • POLI 283 L01 - Issues and Trends in World Politics
    Tu/Thr 1400-1515

Major trends and issues in world politics, such as international tensions, migration, ethnic conflicts, human rights and sustainable development.

Winter Term 2018

  • POLI 381 L01 - Introduction to International Relations
    Tu/Thr 1400-1515

The structures and processes of international relations and foreign policy.

  • POLI 481 L01 - The Powers of Human Rights MWF

An analysis of the origins, evolution, and contemporary politics of human rights. Topics may include the philosophic and religious roots of human rights; international and domestic human rights laws; and struggles to promote and protect human rights in specific contexts around the world.

Applicants should provide a letter specifying the course(s) and session(s) of interest, their qualifications to teach each course, and any scheduling constraints that would need to be taken into consideration.

Applicants who have taught in the Department within the past two years need not provide anything further. Other applicants should include the following with their letter:

  • Current CV;
  • Name and contact information for 3 potential referees;
  • Teaching evaluations (if available).

Doctoral students must have successfully completed their candidacy exams prior to the beginning of the term in question for their applications to be given consideration. They should also have discussed their application with their supervisor and include a letter of support from them with their application. Those who have completed the Instructional Skills Workshop at the Teaching and Learning Centre will also be given special consideration.

Note: Courses that do not reach enrolment requirements will be cancelled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications should be electronically forwarded to:

Ella Wensel, Manager, Administrative Services,
Department of Political Science,
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, T2N 2N4,

The application deadline is July 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)

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About the University of Calgary
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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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