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Sessional Instructor, Department of Art and Art History, Fall 2024

Job ID: 31854
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 15, 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 Department of Art and Art History invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following course in the Fall 2024.

The Fall 2024 term runs from August 26 to December 20, 2024, Individual course dates are noted below; please see the academic schedule for additional important dates and deadlines.



ARHI 359:  Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art

Course dates: September 3 - December 6, 2024
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 09:30 – 10:45
Course description:  An examination of the art and architecture in Europe and its colonies during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


•    A PhD in Art History or related field is required.
•    Applicants must possess experience teaching undergraduate university courses; prior experience teaching large classes (200+ students) will be considered an asset for the large enrolment courses (ARHI 201).
•    For ARHI courses, applicants should have a record of teaching within the field of art history, with an emphasis on art historical writing strategies and methodologies.
•    Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. 
•    Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. 
•    Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level. 

Desirable Skills and Abilities:

•    Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching. 
•    The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals. 
•    The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment. 
•    The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals. 
•    Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on art.  

Application Process:

To apply to the above teaching opportunities, please submit your application documents (in pdf form) to the U of C Careers site, using the “Apply Now” link. Please note that the application process allows for only four attachments, which may require you to merge documents.

In support of your application, please provide the following:

1. Current CV (if the Department does not already have one on file)
2. Names and contact information for 3 potential referees; and
3. Teaching evaluations (if available)

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Leier, Acting Department Head by email at [email protected]

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024

Additional Information

For salary information, please refer to TUCFA's Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Faculty of Arts adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

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 Faculty of Arts, click here. 

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