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Sessional Instructor, Pollution Assessment, Control, and Mitigation, School of Public Policy

Job ID: 31835
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 14, 2024

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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.


The University of Calgary's Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) is a multidisciplinary offering of the School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Schulich School of Engineering, the Haskayne School of Business, the Faculty of Law, and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. This interdisciplinary, comprehensive graduate program provides a holistic approach to energy and environmental management through a cross section of courses taught by faculty from across the university.

The SEDV Graduate Program invites applications for sessional instructor appointments to teach the following courses:

Winter 2025
SEDV 699 – Pollution Assessment, Control, and Mitigation
This elective course aims to furnish participants with an expansive comprehension of the complexities surrounding land, water, and air pollution assessment, control, and mitigation. Key topics covered include a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from land pollution, where students delve into waste characterization, biogas, waste-to-energy conversions, and methodologies for assessing contaminated sites, to industrial waters, exploring issues, challenges, and treatment options, including tertiary water treatment. Furthermore, the course addresses air pollution control comprehensively, touching upon aspects such as air pollutant measurements, strategies for controlling NOX, VOCs, and odors, utilization of air quality tools, examination of air pollutants from energy sector sources and facilities, and considerations for carbon capture and storage. Through this holistic approach, participants gain a nuanced understanding of environmental management techniques essential for addressing contemporary pollution challenges.

Position Requirements
The SEDV Program is seeking a candidate with excellent teaching credentials and a demonstrated background in sustainable energy and environmental issues. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching, particularly at the post-graduate level, and ideally hold an earned doctoral degree in an area closely related to the particular course of interest. Previous involvement with the SEDV program is an asset. 

The application deadline is June 1, 2024.  

Please submit your application online via the 'Apply Now' link. In support of your application, please provide the following in your application package (in a single PDF):  

  • Cover letter outlining your qualifications, and which courses you are interested in teaching
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three letters of reference. 

While we accept all applications for this vacancy, we may have candidates with the right of first refusal as per Article 23.12.1 of the University of Calgary Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B.  Please see the Faculty Association's website at  for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

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

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy 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)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the School of Public Policy, click here. 

About the University of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. 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.