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Non-Credit French Instructor

Job ID: 32078
Location: Main Campus
Updated June 11, 2024

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The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Description

University of Calgary Continuing Education (ContEd) is currently recruiting for an instructor (contract (term) position) to teach French courses in the 2024-2025 academic year.


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, ContEd 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
These instructional positions are non-credit teaching appointments and, as such, are contract positions without benefits (other than those required by Employment Standards).

Course Details: 
(Please click on link below for more information on the course description, learning outcomes and schedule)

FRE 100-215 French 1  
September 23 – December 9, 2024
Monday & Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm
Classroom delivery (Main campus)

Course Description:

This course is designed for beginners in a French language class. Conversation topics cover introductions, the alphabet, numbers and dates. Main grammar points include gender of nouns, adjectives and articles, present tense of some regular and irregular verbs, and formal and informal forms of address.

Other French courses in the winter and spring 2025, as required
Classroom delivery or Online delivery

Scope of Responsibilities (high level)
1.    Create effective lessons plans, develop content, learning activities, presentations, assignments, evaluations, examinations (where applicable)
2.    Utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) for all course materials and student communication
3.    Utilize Zoom to facilitate any synchronous live sessions with activities (where applicable)
 
Qualifications – adjust according to the course/program.  

1.    Bachelor or Master’s degree in education, French language and literature, linguistics, history, or related field is required.
2.    Previous experience teaching second languages is essential; post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.
3.    Fluency in French and English is required. A native French speaker is preferred. 
4.    Previous experience utilizing e-learning tools (LMS, video conferencing tools, etc.) such as Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Zoom, and similar is required. 
5.    Adult Learning Certificate, Teaching Second Language Certificate, or equivalent is an asset.

 
Application Deadline: June 25, 2024
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process 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 thethe 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)


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 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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