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Sessional Instructor, Educational Development Consultant

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Job ID: 26711

Updated: November 3, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning invites applications for a Sessional Instructor as an Educational Development Consultant 

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to better understanding and improving student learning, and the teaching approaches and practices that affect student learning. The Taylor Institute promotes the teaching development of instructors, high-impact student experiences such as inquiry-based and experiential learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.   
This sessional position will support educational development programs and activities related to advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning at the University of Calgary.  This role specifically includes leading the SoTL foundations development program as part of the postdoctoral and graduate student certificate in university teaching program for the Fall, 2022 semester. This position will work collaboratively with the Senior Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, educational development consultants and staff throughout the TI to:

  • develop and lead high-quality, scholarly educational development programming that help to advance and build capacity for the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • lead and facilitate engaging course learning experiences for postdoctoral scholars and graduate students enrolled in the SoTL Foundations development program.
  • coordinate and lead all communications with relevant TI colleagues and course participants related to the SoTL Foundations development program.
  • ensure timely feedback is provided to participants on all assessments and activities related to the SoTL Foundations development program.
  • collaborate to support, evaluate and communicate the impact of the fall SoTL Foundations Course in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Position Requirements 

  • Completed doctoral degree
  • Experience leading and evaluating educational development programs (i.e. courses, badges, certificates) to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning, including leading programming within the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.
  • Experience working with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated scholarly expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning and educational development.
  • Experience supervising graduate students and leading projects to completion.
  • Highly effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning and teaching expertise at the university-level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the University of Calgary's teaching and learning priorities. 

Interested applicants should electronically submit:

  • A cover letter specifying the candidate's demonstrated alignment with the position description and requirements. 
  • Updated CV including relevant academic and research experience.

Application documents should be addressed to Dr. Natasha Kenny, Senior Director, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link.

Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled. This opportunity is currently available for internal applicants.


Additional Information
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning visit. 


The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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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