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Sessional Instructor, Engineering Design and Communication, Schulich School of Engineering

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Job ID: 13087

Updated: June 27, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for a Term-Certain Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the Fall 2017 term:

  • ENGG 200 – Engineering Design and Communication
    Fall 2017
    Lecture: To be scheduled
    Lab: To be scheduled

Course Description: ENGG 200 is an interdisciplinary first year engineering design course with learning goals in three key areas of competency: 1) engineering design; 2) communication; and 3) teamwork. Built into the curriculum are also threads related to project management and leadership that help the students implement their designs. The course is delivered using problem and inquiry-based teaching and learning approaches, and using interactive workshops.

Qualifications: We seek a candidate with excellent teaching credentials and a demonstrated background who can lead delivery of learning experiences in the areas of written, oral, and graphical communication for engineering design. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary instructional team that works together to ensure the delivery of a top-quality curriculum and learning environment for students to accomplish their learning goals.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level. They should have excellent teaching credentials and a background in written, oral, and graphical communication for engineering design. They should have completed a master’s or doctoral degree in a related area, such as Fine Arts (Visual Studies), Architecture, Communication Studies, and English (or other demonstrably related area). And they must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, a willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, and an interest in problem and inquiry-based learning.

If you are interested in being considered for the position of Sessional Instructor for this course, please send a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and approaches to teaching, and the names of three referees to

Application deadline is Monday June 26, 2017.

If you are a graduate student, please note that you must receive permission from your graduate supervisor prior to applying.

We thank you for your consideration. Only successful applications will be contacted.

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 Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

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