Sessional Instructors in School of Library and Information Studies University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies Canada

Sessional Instructors


School of Library and Information Studies

Competition No. - A107520299D2

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.


The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton offers both on campus and online MLIS teaching and learning streams, as well as the combined MA/MLIS in Humanities Computing programs, the combined MBA/MLIS (School of Business) programs, and an individual interdisciplinary PhD program through face-to-face instruction.


SLIS is interested in receiving applications for part-time sessional instructor appointments during fall 2017, winter 2018, and spring/summer 2018. Available online MLIS teaching opportunities may include information technology courses (e.g., LIS 533 Database Design for Information Management (IT), LIS 538 Digital Libraries (IT)), leadership and management courses (e.g. LIS 504 Leadership and Management Principles for Library and Information Services, LIS 545 Management of Human Resources), LIS 598 Special Topics, and other LIS courses as needed. Available on campus teaching opportunities may include LIS 592 Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in Libraries, LIS 542 Library Preservation, Security, and Risk Management, and other LIS courses as needed.


Interested candidates must have a minimum of a master's degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS), or equivalent, and professional work experience in the area of instruction to be considered qualified. Related teaching experience is strongly preferred. Applicants who are prepared to contribute to our MLIS program through asynchronous distance delivery education should indicate their level of experience and/or interest in developing and teaching a course online and with the support of our in-house learning facilitators.


Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement.


Please submit a cover letter indicating your area(s) of expertise, level of teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three references (academic and/or professional) familiar with your academic and/or professional teaching experience


Positions may be filled as they become available, when suitable candidates are identified. Applications will be kept on file for one year. Applicants will not be contacted unless there is potential for an offer to teach.


To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.


For additional information about our programs please visit our website at:


How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.


The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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