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Sessional Instructor, 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter Term Courses, Department of Political Science

Job ID: 12844

Updated: May 11, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Political Science is inviting applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses during the 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter terms. Please note that these courses are subject to funding. The Fall session runs from September 11 to December 8, 2017; the Winter Term runs from January 8 to April 13, 2018.

2017 Fall Term

  • POLI 321 L01 - Politics and Government In Canada 
    Tu/Thr 0930-1045

An examination of institutions and political processes in Canada.  Significant attention is paid to key institutions such as Parliament, the executive, federalism, the Constitution, and the courts.  Emphasis is also placed on the way that political processes are shaped by these and other institutions.  This course may have a special instructional format.   Please consult the Department for details.

  • POLI 321 L02 - Politics and Government In Canada 
    MWF 1300-1350

An examination of institutions and political processes in Canada.  Significant attention is paid to key institutions such as Parliament, the executive, federalism, the Constitution, and the courts.  Emphasis is also placed on the way that political processes are shaped by these and other institutions.  This course may have a special instructional format.   Please consult the Department for details.

  • POLI 343 - Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process
    Tu/Thr 1100-1215

The judicial system as a branch of government and as part of the political process.  Focus on the Canadian judiciary within a comparative context.

  • POLI 357 - Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
    MWF 1000-1050

An introduction to themes and methods in public policy studies.  The practical and normative problems facing governments in initiating, formulating, enacting, and implementing policy will be discussed. May include case studies.

  • POLI 381 L01 - Introduction to International Relations
    MWF 1200-1250

The structures and processes of international relations and foreign policy.

  • POLI 431 - Canadian Political Parties
    MWF 1100-1150

An examination of political parties and party systems in Canada.  Party history is reviewed and attention is given to issues relating to organization, finance, representation and electoral competition.

2018 Winter Term

  • POLI 201 - Introduction to Government and Politics
    Tu/Thr 0930-1045

A systematic introduction to the basic concepts and institutions of the process of politics.

  • POLI 283 L01 - Issues and Trends in World Politics
    MWF 1300-1350

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

POLI 371 - Governments and Politics of Africa (MFW 1000-1050)

Political institutions of selected African states. The influence of class and tribal structure; political parties; elections, the source and nature of ideologies; and economic and social policies.

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 three 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 (email applications are preferred) should be forwarded to:

Ella Wensel, Manager, Administrative Services,
Department of Political Science,
University of Calgary,
Calgary, AB, T2N 2N4,
Email: ewensel@ucalgary.ca

The application deadline is 4:00 PM June 9, 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)

Additional Information

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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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. 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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