Limited Term Instructor in Education
University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education,

Position Description


The Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, invites applications for a 3-year limited term academic position (with the possibility of renewal) at the rank ofInstructor, requiring professional practice in the area of community engagement with K-12 institutions. Key elements of the position include on-campus and online teaching in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and collaborating with colleagues in programme development, support and implementation.   The appointment will commence July 2016 or at a mutually agreeable date.

Reporting to the Dean, the successful applicant must have completed a doctoral programme in education; have university graduate level teaching experience in an online environment; and, have expertise and experience in K-12 teaching, school leadership, and school jurisdiction leadership in Alberta.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae; a statement outlining engagement in research and professional learning in Alberta; research, post-secondary teaching and leadership experience; evidence of collaboration; a brief description of present and aspiring contributions to the field; reprints of two (2) representative academic publications; and, the names of and contact information for three referees. 

For the first three years, the workload assignment is expected to include providing academic leadership to ensure the effective coordination and delivery of professional graduate programs within Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) with primary responsibility for the following:

  • Liaising with stakeholder groups in the community to determine their educational needs;
  • Assuming the lead role for the EdD, MEd and MC programs;
  • Liaising with the Educational Studies Area (EDSA) chairs and members to facilitate the creation and establishment of specific topic cohort areas to meet the professional community’s needs including new program ideas, demonstrated needs in our communities, and new ideas from our communities;
  • Liaising with the Associate Dean Graduate Programs on administrative program matters and to ensure robust processes and procedures in place for blended / online Professional Programs;
  • Providing academic support to students in the programs, including referral of student administrative matters to the Graduate Program Directors or Administrators; and,
  • Establishing productive collaborations with the educational and psychological communities.

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

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Dennis Sumara, Dean, Faculty of Education
University of Calgary

The closing date for acceptance of applications will be April 12, 2016.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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)


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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. 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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