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Mentor, WRI 500 - Creative Writing, 2022-2023, U of C Continuing Education

Job ID: 26574

Updated: August 5, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

University of Calgary Continuing Education (ContEd) is currently recruiting for an instructor(s) (contract (term) position) to mentor student(s) in the Creative Writing Certificate Final Project, with the potential to  teach future Writing Certificate course(s) in the 2022/23 academic year.

In support of the University of Calgary's core principles and financial objectives, Continuing Education is an academic unit with a mandate to respond to the needs of the community through the design, development and delivery of high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.

Each year, ContEd serves over 20,000 adult learners and offers more than one thousand courses taught by hundreds of instructors—all experts in their fields. It is expected to fund, through revenue generation, the majority of its operational costs while contributing financially to the university. 

The success of University of Calgary Continuing Education in meeting its business target in a competitive environment is dependent upon effectively serving students and by providing high-quality instruction and programs.

Position Overview

These instructional positions are non-credit teaching appointments and, as such, are contract positions without benefits (other than those required by Employment Standards).

Course Details: 
(Please click on link below for more information on the course description, learning outcomes and schedule)

Course Name: WRI 500 Creative Writing Final Project

Course Dates: September 20 – December 5, 2022
Course Format: Online asynchronous

Course Description:
You will have opportunity to hone your writing and editing skills through writing, discussion with peers, and 10 hours of mentorship with a published author. You will provide a pre-course submission within your chosen genre. The work in progress will be a minimum of 10-15 pages and will also include a learning agreement describing the project and the direction of the work. The submission must be received at least one month prior to the course start date. You will enhance your skills and understanding of the writer’s craft specific to genre, and produce a small manuscript of approximately 40-50 pages maximum length.

Scope of Responsibilities (high level)

  1. This is a 10-hour mentoring role that includes review, edits and feedback on the student project
  2. Utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) for all course materials and student communication
  3. Utilize Zoom to facilitate any synchronous live sessions with activities (where applicable)


  1. Bachelor or Master’s degree in Creative Writing, Communications, Journalism, English, or related field is required
  2. Previous teaching experience is essential; post-secondary teaching experience is preferred
  3. Work experience with screenwriting  is required. 
  4. Published author or screenwriter
  5. Previous experience utilizing e-learning tools (LMS, video conferencing tools, etc.) such as Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Moodle, Zoom, or similar is preferred

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes.  Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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)

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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


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