Sessional Instructors, Political Science (Spring/Summer 2020)

The University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Position Description

The Department of Political Science is looking to fill the following Sessional Instructor positions in the Political Science program:

Spring Term: May 6th - 26th, 2020

POLI 487: International Organizations (MW 12:00- 14:45)
An analysis of international governmental organizations with main emphasis on the United Nations and selected regional organizations.

Summer Term: June 29th - August 28th, 2020

POLI 585: Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (TR 12:00 - 14:45)
An analysis of the politics of the international regime governing the control of nuclear weapons, including case studies of states that pose a challenge to that regime.

Please note that the method of instruction for the above courses will be online. Applicants must have experience delivering courses in a remote setting, which includes evidence of successful use of online lectures, student participation channels and assessment methods.

Position Requirements:
PhD in Political Science or a related field is preferred, although strong candidates with an MA may also be considered
Evidence of successful teaching
Evidence of successful online instruction
Strong proficiency with online instruction tools (e.g., Zoom, Yuja, D2L, etc.) preferred

Applicants should provide a letter specifying the course(s) and session(s) of interest, outlining their qualifications to teach each course. Applicants who have taught in the Department within the past two years need not provide anything further.

New applicants must submit:
A current CV containing a discussion of relevant teaching experience, including online instruction (e.g., courses taught, textbooks uses, where and when taught)
Names and contact information for 3 potential referees; and
Teaching evaluations (if available)

Doctoral students must have successfully completed their candidacy exams prior to the beginning of the term in question for their applications to be given consideration. They should also have discussed their application with their supervisor and include a letter of support from their supervisors with their application. Those who have completed the Instructional Skills Workshop at the Teaching and Learning Centre will also be given special consideration.

Please submit your letter and any required application documents online using the 'Apply Now' link. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is April 22, 2020.

We reserve the right to change dates/times and courses offered. Course offerings are tentative pending sufficient student enrollment. For full course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

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

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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

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.