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Sessional Instructor: Sociology of Indigenous People in Canada, FALL 2020, Department of Sociology

Job ID: 21014

Updated: July 31, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Sociology invites applications for Sessional Instructor to teach the following course in FALL (AUGUST 31 - DECEMBER 24):

  • SOCI 307 (Sociology of Indigenous People in Canada)
    • Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 15:30 - 16:45 

This class will be taught online and, once hired, the instructor will need to determine whether the course will be taught synchronously, asynchronously, or a hybrid. The timings above indicate when the course could be taught synchronously or hybrid.

Please submit your application online and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Three academic reference letters (if not already on file)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and methods 
  • Course names and descriptions of courses you have taught 
  • Teaching evaluations from a course you have taught or for which you have been a TA
  • Applicants for the positions should highlight any previous experience teaching online.
  • Indicate which of the above courses to which you are applying.

If you have taught as a sessional for the Department of Sociology in the last 5 years, please submit your expression of interest through the Careers website. While it will ask you for a resume/cover letter, you can simply provide the courses in which you are interested in the place of the CV. Submitting your application through the online system helps the Department with the tracking of all applications and with managing the Sessional hiring process.

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

Please note that all courses are tentative, pending sufficient enrollments.

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

The application deadline is August 14, 2020.

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 Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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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