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Instructor, Physical Education and Wellness in Teacher Education, Werklund School of Education

Job ID: 22024

Updated: January 13, 2021

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education invites applications for a three-year Limited Term Instructor position in Physical Education and Wellness in Teacher Education

The position includes on-campus and online course-based teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as appropriate.  The successful candidate should hold the requisite expertise in contemporary pedagogical approaches and curriculum development in physical education and wellness based on a holistic approach of human flourishing. In addition, a key element of this position is collaborating with academic colleagues in promoting the integration of education strategies that allow students to thrive during their program and beyond.

Reporting to the Dean, the successful applicant must have completed a doctoral programme in education or related fields; have expertise and experience in K-12 teaching in physical education; have university undergraduate level teaching experience in online and on campus environments; and experience in physical education and wellness course development in post-secondary. 

Applicants at the instructor level must present evidence of successful teaching and developing a scholarship of application, such as teaching awards, collaborative work within the community, and/or leadership in the profession.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae; a statement outlining engagement in research and/or professional learning related to physical education and wellness; post-secondary teaching and/or leadership experience; evidence of collaboration; a brief description of present and aspiring contributions to the field; reprints of up to two (2) representative academic and/or professional publications; and, the names of and contact information for three referees online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.  Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments.

The closing date for applications is February 15, 2021.

Information about programs and research in the Werklund School of Education in general can be found at our website

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, 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.

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 Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

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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