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Sessional Instructor, Department of English, Spring 2019

Job ID: 17457

Updated: February 15, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of English is currently seeking applications for the following sessional instructor position for the Spring 2019 session:

ENGL 201 (Approaches to Literature). ENGL 201 sections will share a common goal of developing student skills in critical reading and effective, logical writing. Although individual sections may be themed, instructors should aim, in the selection of texts, for some type of breadth, whether it be chronological, generic, national or conceptual. Instructors are also encouraged to develop individual sections around questions of broad, humanistic interest and not to duplicate specialized course topics already in place at the advanced level. (There will be four sections of this course offered in Spring 2019)

Please note that the Spring 2019 session runs from May 6 - June 28. 2019.

The minimum qualification for all courses is a completed PhD or nearly completed PhD in a relevant subject area, or equivalent education and teaching experience. All applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae (including a complete list of previous courses taught in the Department of English if applicable) and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including one complete, original set of faculty-approved questionnaires (with envelope) if the applicant has teaching experience at the University of Calgary. Applicants who have not already taught at the University of Calgary must arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the address below. If you are applying for ENGL 201, please provide a topic title, brief (one paragraph) description and proposed book list. All qualified applicants will be considered.

NOTE: These courses are tentative, pending funding and sufficient enrollments.

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar at:

Application packages should be sent directly to:

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Head
Department of English
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
or by email to Barb Howe :

Application Deadline is 4:00 pm on Tuesday February 19, 2019.

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

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About the University of Calgary
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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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