The Department of Geoscience within the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Limited Term Instructor. The successful candidate will have responsibilities for teaching courses at the undergraduate level, which will include some courses from the following list:
GLGY 201 Principles of Geoscience
GLGY 202 Applications of Geoscience
GLGY 305 Introduction to Dinosaurs
GLGY 381 Sedimentary Rocks and Processes
GOPH 375 Natural Disasters and Critical Earth Phenomena
Responsibilities include giving lectures, creating and administering quizzes, tests, and/or other course assessments, and implementing learning activities within the lectures. Additional duties include marking of course assessments, holding office hours for student consultation, and managing the course content via the Desire 2 Learn (D2L) course management system. For courses that have lab components, responsibilities include managing teaching assistants, posting lab documents on D2L, and co-ordinating with technical staff members.
Depending on directions from UCalgary, and in consultation with the successful candidate, these courses may be delivered in person, or online or in a combination of the two modes.
The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to various initiatives ongoing in the Department of Geoscience, including contributions to committee work and mentoring students at all levels.
Duration of Term: This position is anticipated to have a start date of August 1, 2021, and an end date of August 31, 2022.
Candidates require a Ph.D. in Geoscience, Geology, Geophysics, Earth Science, or a related field
Proficiency in the subject matter for the courses listed above
Previous teaching at the post-secondary level is an asset
Experience with the Desire 2 Learn (D2L) course management system is an asset
Knowledge of current pedagogy related to best practices for assessments, and techniques for engaging students will be considered assets
Please apply on-line via the 'Apply Now' button
A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:
Cover letter, which includes a personal statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary teaching and learning
Current curriculum vitae
Teaching dossier, which includes a personal statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
Three (3) letters of reference are also required and can be submitted with the pdf application or sent under separate cover, by the application deadline, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: July 26, 2021
Applications can be addressed to Dr. Stephen Hubbard, Department Head, Geoscience at email@example.com, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, Calgary AB T2N 1N4.
Please visit https://science.ucalgary.ca/geoscience for further information about the Department of Geoscience.
Remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association's website at www.tucfa.com for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.
Thank you for submitting your online application. Only those candidates chosen to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.
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)
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