Sessional Instructor, Department of Communication, Media and Film, Faculty of Arts

Job Description

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Position Description



The Department of Communication, Media and Film in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses in Spring and Summer 2021. Unless otherwise stated, Spring 2021 classes run from May 05 to June 17 (June 21-23 Spring session final exams) the term ends on June 25. Unless otherwise stated, Summer 2021 classes run from June 28 to August 11 (August 13-17 Summer session final exams) the term ends on August 27.



Please note: The Spring and Summer 2021 term will be delivered via remote instruction (using zoom or another online platform).



Definitions of synchronous and asynchronous:



Synchronous: Online/remote learning for which students are required to be online at specific time(s). All GFC hours will have scheduled meet time(s).



Asynchronous: Online/remote learning for which students are not required to be online at specific time(s). GFC hours are guidelines for developing course content, but not scheduling.



Normally, preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated expertise in the subject area.



SPRING 2021 SESSION:



COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES:



Communication and Media Studies 203: New Media


COMS 203, L01, Tues/Thurs, 09:00-10:45; B01, Tues/Thurs, 11:00-11:50 (both lecture and lab have been scheduled as a synchronous offering)



Communication and Media Studies 363: Professional and Technical Communication


COMS 363, L01, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L02, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L03, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L04, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L05, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L06, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)



Communication and Media Studies 369: Rhetorical Communication


COMS 369, L01, Mon/Wed, 9:00-11:45 (scheduled as a synchronous offering)



Communication and Media Studies 383: Introduction to Public Relations


COMS 383, L01, Mon/Wed, 13:00-15:45 (scheduled as a synchronous offering)



SUMMER 2021 SESSION:



COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES:



Communication and Media Studies 313: Communication Research Methods


COMS 313, L01, Mon/Wed 13:00-15:45 (scheduled as a synchronous offering)



Communication and Media Studies 363: Professional and Technical Communication


COMS 363, L01, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L02, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L03, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L04, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L05, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)


COMS 363, L06, web-based course (scheduled as an asynchronous offering)



Communication and Media Studies 401: Special Topics in Communication and Media Studies


COMS 401, L01, Tues/Thurs, 13:00-15:45 (scheduled as a synchronous offering)



To Apply:



Along with their application, applicants are invited to submit two or more topics that they would be interested in teaching. Topics will be chosen from the applications received.



Please submit your application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

Cover letter Current CV Three academic reference letters (if not already on file) A list of the courses from the posting you are interested in teaching Course names and descriptions of courses you have taught Teaching evaluations from a course you have taught or for which you have been a TA

**Doctoral students who have passed their candidacy exams 30 days before the course begins are eligible to apply. Please indicate in your letter of application the anticipated dates for completion of the candidacy exams.



For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.



Please note that these courses are tentative, pending sufficient enrollments.



For salary information, please refer to TUCFA's Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Communication, Media and Film adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.



The application deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021.



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 Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.



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 ucalgary.ca.



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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