Sessional Instructors, Department of English, Spring/summer 2024

November 17 2023
Industries Education, Training
Categories Education, Library
Calgary, AB • Full time

Position Description

The Department of English invites applications for Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses in Spring 2024 (May 1, 2024-June 23, 2024) and Summer 2024 (June 24, 2024-August 25, 2024)

Spring 2024 Courses of Instruction:

  • ENGL 251 (LEC 04) - Literature and Society: TR 9:00-11:45 (In person)
  • ENGL 251 (LEC 05) - Literature and Society: TR 16:00-18:45 (Web-based - On-line, Synchronous)
  • ENGL 253.01 (LEC 01) - Short Fiction: MW 13:00-15:45 (In person)
  • ENGL 303 (LEC 01) - Theories for Reading: TR 13:00-15:45 (In person)
  • ENGL 336.04 (LEC 01) - Across the Genres: TR 9:00-11:45 (In person)
  • ENGL 372 (LEC 01) - Canadian Literature: MW 13:00-15:45 (In person)

Summer 2024 Courses of Instruction:

  • ENGL 251 (LEC 01) - Literature and Society: TR 9:00-11:45 (In person)
  • ENGL 253.02 (LEC 01) - Poetry: TR 13:00-15:45 (In person)

Position Requirements:

  • PhD in English or related field
  • Evidence of successful teaching of English courses at a post-secondary level
  • Evidence of current expertise in the course subject matter

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar.

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

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

Application Process:
All applicants must provide a letter specifying the course(s) and session(s) of interest (in order of preference), outlining their qualifications to teach each course. Applicants who have taught in the Department within the past two years need not provide anything further, although more information may be requested later in the selection process.

New applicants must submit:

  • A current CV containing relevant teaching experience (e.g., courses taught, textbooks used, 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 (in pdf form) using the "Apply Now" link. Please note that the application process allows for only four attachments, which may require you to merge documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: December 1, 2023

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy 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.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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 visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
UCalgary is Canada's entrepreneurial university, located in Canada's most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada's leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. 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.

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