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Limited Term Instructor, Faculty of Environmental Design

Job ID: 16340

Updated: September 4, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Environmental Design has an opening for a part-time (0.50 FTE) thirteen month Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Instructor.  Anticipated start date is October 2018.

Applicants are expected to guest lecture and teach in specific courses outlined below and contribute to student mentorship and faculty service. The successful candidate will have a strong background in professional practice related to development of the built environment and an understanding of professional education at the graduate level and a demonstrated interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning in a professional programs context. 

Specific duties will include:

  • Guest Lecturing and teaching in courses that are part of the Master of Planning (MPlan) curriculum. These course will include EVDS 671 Urban Design Theory (Fall 2018) and EVDP 636 Community Planning Studio (Winter 2019).   Guest lecture and teaching assignments may be revised based on program needs. Any such revisions will be communicated at least 10 business days prior to the start of the relevant semester.
  • Assist the Dean in the development of interdisciplinary community and industry-based research projects. 

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A Master’s degree in Planning 
  • Professional work experience in the development industry and a familiarity with the development approvals process and municipal planning.   
  • Teaching experience in graduate-level planning courses and urban design or community design studios 
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners 
  • An understanding of sustainability and smart cities in a development context  

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of EVDS and its academic programs
  • International planning experience  

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a recent curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and description of previous teaching/professional experience as it relates to this position to . Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to

All of the application materials identified above must be received no later than October 4, 2018.

Applications should be addressed to:
c/o Megali Leong-Botha, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler
Associate Dean (Academic) Landscape + Planning
Faculty of Environmental Design
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

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. 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 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 Faculty of Environmental Design visit Careers in the Faculty of Environmental Design.

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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