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Instructor, Construction Costing, Continuing Education

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Job ID: 13372

Updated: December 6, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

University of Calgary Continuing Education (UCCE) houses one of Canada's largest and most successful continuing education departments. It is a multi-disciplinary unit offering diploma, certificate and non-degree programs in the classroom and online through technologies for course delivery.

In support of the University of Calgary's core principles and financial objectives, Continuing Education is an academic unit with a mandate to respond to the needs of the community through the design, development and delivery of high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.

Each year, UCCE serves over 20,000 adult learners and offers more than one thousand courses taught by hundreds of instructors—all experts in their fields. It is expected to fund, through revenue generation, the majority of its operational costs while contributing financially to the university.

The success of University of Calgary Continuing Education in meeting its business target in a competitive environment is dependent upon effectively serving students and by providing high-quality instruction and programs.

Position Description

University of Calgary Continuing Education is currently recruiting for an Instructor (contract (term) position) to teach the BMC 110 Construction Costing (classroom) course during the 2018 Winter Term:

BMC 110 – Construction Costing – Classroom Delivery

Tuesdays - 18:00 - 21:00, Downtown Campus

January 30 – April 24, 2018


Course Description for BMC 110:

Learn the processes required to estimate the cost of construction projects from start to finish. This course covers the detailed steps involved in the tendering process including how to analyze the tender documents, the types of estimating methods used, the application of productivity factors, the calculation of job overheads, and the final assembly of the lump sum tender. An individual project will help you apply the concepts learned.


Scope of Responsibilities (high level)

  1. Create effective lessons plans, develop content, learning activities, presentations, assignments, evaluations, examinations.

  2. Utilize Desire2Learn for all course materials, assessment and, student communication.


  1. Master’s degree in Construction Management or equivalent and work experience in the field are desirable.

  2. Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) designation.

  3. Previous teaching experience is essential; post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.

  4. Previous experience utilizing Learning Management Systems such as Desire2Learn, Adobe Connect, Blackboard or Moodle, is preferred.


Session dates are during the Winter Term 2018 (January - April, 2018), and may vary in length (approximately 13 weeks).  Courses are offered at the University’s Downtown Calgary Campus. 


These instructional positions are non-credit teaching appointments and, as such, are contract positions without benefits (other than those required by Employment Standards).


Application Process

In support of your application, please provide the following via email in PDF format:

  • A current resumé containing a discussion of relevant subject matter expertise and teaching experience:

    • Courses taught, for whom and when

    • Textbooks used

    • Learning Management Systems used

  • Previous teaching evaluations, if applicable

Applications should be sent to:

Cindy Rennebohm, Executive Assistant to the Director,

University of Calgary Continuing Education


Note: The subject of your email must indicate: Course Name – Applicant Name

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2017.

We thank you for your application.  Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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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