Instructor, JavaScript and the DOM, U of C Continuing Education
University of Calgary Continuing Education

Instructor, JavaScript and the DOM, U of C Continuing Education

Job ID: 18056

Updated: April 10, 2019

Location: Main Campus


Position Overview


University of Calgary Continuing Education (UCCE) houses one of Canada's largest and most successful continuing education departments. It is a multi-disciplinary unit offering diploma, certificate and non-degree programs in the classroom and online through technologies for course delivery.


In support of the University of Calgary's core principles and financial objectives, Continuing Education is an academic unit with a mandate to respond to the needs of the community through the design, development and delivery of high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.


Each year, UCCE serves over 20,000 adult learners and offers more than one thousand courses taught by hundreds of instructors—all experts in their fields. It is expected to fund, through revenue generation, the majority of its operational costs while contributing financially to the university.


The success of University of Calgary Continuing Education in meeting its business target in a competitive environment is dependent upon effectively serving students and by providing high-quality instruction and programs.


Position Description


University of Calgary Continuing Education is currently recruiting for an instructor (contract (term) position) to teach the following ICT 442 – JavaScript and the DOM – Online delivery course.


These instructional positions are non-credit teaching appointments and, as such, are contract positions without benefits (other than those required by Employment Standards).


Course details:


    ICT 442 – JavaScript and the DOM – [Online Delivery]


    FALL Tuesday/Thursday, November 19-December 19, 2019


    6 pm – 9 pm, Online only



    ICT 442 – JavaScript and the DOM – [Online Delivery]


    WINTER Tuesday/Thursday, February 18-March 19, 2020


    6 pm – 9 pm, Online only


Course Description:


Learn how to write JavaScript and DOM scripting code from scratch. Build a strong foundation of basic concepts through the introduction theories and hands on programming practice. This course is for individuals who work in front-end web development. This includes web designers who use HTML and CSS and would like to build rich Internet applications as well as server-side developers who use languages like PHP, ASP.NET or Ruby on Rails and would to add JavaScript programming to their skill sets.


Course Level Learning Outcomes:


• Code, test, and debug introductory and foundational JavaScript concepts


•Identify and correct JavaScript errors


•Manipulate DOM objects and handle form elements




Scope of Responsibilities (high level)


    Create effective lessons plans, develop content, learning activities, presentations, assignments, evaluations, examinations.

    (If classroom): Utilize Desire2Learn for all course materials, assessment and, student communication.

    (If online) Utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous course delivery including all course materials, experiences and student communication.




    Master’s degree or equivalent and work experience in the field are desirable.

    Industry experience an asset.

    Adult learning certificate or equivalent is an asset.

    Previous teaching experience is essential; post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.

    Previous experience utilizing Learning Management Systems such as Desire2Learn, Adobe Connect, Blackboard or Moodle, is preferred.


Application Deadline: May 3, 2019


We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information


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


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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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