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Out of Area Field Experience Sessional Instructors, Undergraduate Programs in Education

Job ID: 32090
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

The Werklund School of Education, Undergraduate Programs, at the University of Calgary invites applications for term certain Sessional Instructor field experience positions for Fall 2024 and Winter 2025. 

Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 Field Experience Instructor Positions: Out of Area Placements

Out of Area field instructors support Community-Based Bachelor of Education pathway students residing in rural and remote areas. 

Position Requirements

  • Ability to travel to students’ community of placement
  • Commitment to in-person visits for students, with supporting online meetings and supervision
  • Access to a vehicle, and appropriate insurance as detailed in the University’s Driver Safety Standard policy
  • Willingness to support students in communities both within travel proximity, and primarily virtually with assistance from local community partner
  • Flexibility in travel range, with understanding that section distributions may change with student registration and associated locations 
  • Expect drives of at least two hours, with some overnight stays possible
  • A completed doctorate in education, but professionals with a master's degree will also be considered
  • Five years of successful teaching experience at the elementary/secondary level 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with school and community members
  • Demonstrated history of ongoing professional development
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of creativity and flexibility
  • Recent experience as a partner teacher, community partner, or school liaison preferred 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the undergraduate program in Education, and commitment to inquiry-based teaching and learning will also be considered assets for these positions

New applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three written letters of reference addressed to Dr. Amy Burns, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs in Education

Returning applicants should submit the following:

  • Updated CV
  • Most recent term of employment and course(s) taught

Please indicate preferred Field Experience courses when applying. Please note that the application process allows for only four attachments, which may require you to merge documents.

Fall 2024 Courses of Instruction

EDUC 540: Field Experience III [Practicum – Out of Area Placements]

Students will engage in increased teaching experiences in a school setting under the guidance of a partner teacher, university field experience instructor and the school leadership team.

Anticipated geographic regions for our Fall 2024 sections include:

  • Instructor based in or near Dawson Creek, British Columbia, supporting students in communities such as Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Altona
  • Instructor based in or near Calgary, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Tsuu T’ina Nation, Canmore, and Drumheller
  • Instructor based in or near Edmonton, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, and Whitecourt
  • Instructor based in Lloydminster, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Lloydminster, Vermillion, and Cold Lake
  • Instructor based in or near High Prairie, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as High Prairie, Valleyview, and Clairmont 

Note: Typically, instructors who teach EDUC 540 must also teach EDUC 560: Field Experience IV in the Winter term. 

The Fall 2024 Field Experience III runs October 28th to December 13th.  

The Fall term runs from August 28th to December 22nd. Visit the academic Calendar for all term dates. 

Winter 2025 Courses of Instruction

EDUC 465: Field Experience II [Practicum – Out of Area Placements]

This block field experience will have major focus on the complexities of individual learning. Prospective teachers will have the opportunity to follow individual students through various classrooms within their assigned schools under the guidance of their university field instructors and partner school leadership teams.

Anticipated geographic regions for our Winter 2025 sections include:

  • Instructor based in or near Lloydminster, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Cold Lake, Lloyminster, and Vermillion
  • Instructor based in or near Red Deer, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Camrose, Castor, and Stettler
  • Instructor based in or near Edmonton, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Drayton Valley, Fort Saskatchewan, and Vegreville
  • Instructor based in or near Fort McMurray, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Fort McMurray, Enderby, and Lac la Biche
  • Instructor based in or near High Prairie, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Fox Creek, Peace River, and Slave Lake
  • Instructor based in or near Brooks, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Brooks, Medicine Hat, and Nanton

The Winter 2025 Field Experience II runs March 17th to April 25th.   

EDUC 560: Field Experience IV [Practicum – Out of Area Placements]

Students will deepen their engagement in the role of teacher in a school setting under the guidance of a partner teacher, university field experience instructor and the school leadership team.

Anticipated geographic regions for our Winter 2025 sections include:

  • Instructor based in or near Dawson Creek, British Columbia, supporting students in communities such as Dawson Creek, Fort St John, and Altona
  • Instructor based in or near Calgary, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Tsuu T’ina Nation, Canmore, and Drumheller
  • Instructor based in or near Edmonton, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, and Whitecourt
  • Instructor based in Lloydminster, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as Lloydminster, Vermillion, and Cold Lake
  • Instructor based in or near High Prairie, Alberta, supporting students in communities such as High Prairie, Valleyview, and Clairmont 

Note: Typically, instructors who teach EDUC 560 must also teach EDUC 540: Field Experience III in the Fall term. 

The Winter 2025 Field Experience IV runs February 13th to April 25th.    

The Winter 2025 term runs from January 6th to April 30th. Visit the academic Calendar for all term dates. 

Further course details can be found via the Calendar, by filtering Subject code by ‘EDUC’. 

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 http://www.ucalgary.ca/TUCFA for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

Application deadline: June 28, 2024

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting application packages. Please note that only successful candidates 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 Werklund School of Education, click here.

About the University of Calgary

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About Calgary, Alberta

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