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Instructor, Student Advising Foundations, Continuing Education

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Job ID: 15868

Updated: July 11, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

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 following ADL 220 Student Advising Foundations – Online Delivery course.

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

Course details:

  • ADL 220-001 Student Advising Foundations – Online Delivery

FALL: Oct 2 – Nov 26, 2018


Course Description:

This course will introduce you to academic advising theories and best practices in higher education environments. Explore student development and learning models and their application in promoting student success, engagement and retention. Examine the context of higher education and issues facing advising professionals as they support and guide students in their academic careers.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Explain the role and value of student advising and services within college and university settings
  • Identify differing needs of students by stage of development, diversity, and personal characteristics as the student moves in, moves through and moves on from the college/university
  • Apply relevant student development, engagement and learning theories to improve and inform practice
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses of various academic advising approaches and delivery modes
  • Create a personal plan for integrating effective advising practices, tools and resources in a professional setting

Scope of Responsibilities (high level)

  • Create effective lessons plans, develop content, learning activities, presentations, assignments, evaluations, examinations.
  • Utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous course delivery including all course materials, experiences and student communication.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent and work experience in the field are desirable.
  • Strong academic background in student affairs theory and practice is desirable.
  • Adult learning certificate or equivalent is an asset.
  • Previous teaching experience is essential; post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience utilizing Learning Management Systems such as Desire2Learn, Adobe Connect, Blackboard or Moodle, is preferred.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2018.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes.  Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process 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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