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Instructor, Ecosystems: Functions & Impacts, Continuing Education

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Job ID: 13925

Updated: October 17, 2017

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 BMC 274 Ecosystems: Functions & Impacts (classroom/online) course in the Environmental Management area:

BMC 274 – Ecosystems: Functions & Impacts – Classroom Delivery

WINTER Thursdays, January 25 - March 29, 2018

18:00-21:00

Downtown Campus

BMC 274 – Ecosystems: Functions & Impacts – Online Delivery

SPRING April 3 – June 11, 2018

Online

Course Description:

Functional ecosystems are the basis for our health, social, and economic wellbeing. This course focuses on current environmental issues and introduces fundamental knowledge about ecosystem functioning to better understand the underlying reasons for the challenges our growing world population is facing. Understanding ecosystem functioning and the factors limiting their development and resilience when disturbed by human activities is essential for their sustainable use and appropriate management.  In-class discussions and case studies will be used to directly apply learned concepts. This course includes a half-day field trip to an area near Calgary.

Scope of Responsibilities (high level)

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

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent and work experience in the field are desirable.
  • Industry experience an asset.
  • 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.

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 one document, in PDF format:

  • In one document, a current resumé  and cover letter 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

Email: crennebo@ucalgary.ca

Note: The subject of your email must indicate: Ecosystems: Functions & Impacts – Applicant Name

The deadline for applications is October 16, 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)

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.

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 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 ucalgary.ca.

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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