Sessional Instructor of Japanese, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

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

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Position Description

The Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course sections in the upcoming spring session.*

Spring 2020
JPNS 205 LEC 01 MWRF 10:00-11:50 Beginners' Japanese I
LAB B01 T 10:00-11:50
JPNS 205 LEC 02 MWRF 13:00-14:50
LAB B02 T 13:00-14:50

The University of Calgary will use online modes of course delivery in the spring and summer terms. The instructor of this course should be comfortable with online modes of course delivery and students remote learning. The instructor will be responsible for thoughtful course design and meaningful opportunities for student engagement. In support of these teaching and learning efforts, The University of Calgary offers regular workshops, support for offering courses online,, and resources for designing online courses

Application Details: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application directed to Dr. Mark Conliffe, Director of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures indicating the course and the session you are interested in teaching. This letter should speak to your qualifications to teach the course. The application package should also include:

A current, up-to-date CV (if not already on file)
Tentative outline for the course for which you are applying, identifying how it will be structured for online delivery.
Teaching evaluations from a course that you have taught before.
Student evaluations (if available). Please comment on what, in your opinion, worked well in your class, what presented difficulties and what are the possible solutions.
Three confidential letters of reference (if not already on file). At least 1 of the 3 letters must directly address the applicant's teaching ability.

The application package should be submitted electronically in .pdf format to

The application deadline is April 17, 2020.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Hiring Committee may need to access the teaching evaluation results (including USRIs) for those who have taught at the University of Calgary before, as part of the selection process. By submitting your application, you have given consent for the Hiring Committee to review your USRI(s).

For more information on the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures and the University of Calgary, please visit our website at:

The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association's website at for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

We thank you for your application. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

  • All courses are subject to budgetary approval. An offer of a Term Certain Sessional Instructor appointment may be cancelled in whole or in part by the Governors prior to the commencement of the appointment term. (23.10 in the Collective Agreement)
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)

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