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Educational Leader in Residence, Teaching and Learning Research and Scholarship, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Job ID: 26576

Updated: August 9, 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 Description

The Educational Leaders in Residence program ignites change to advance strategic institutional teaching and learning priorities. Leaders in Residence are scholars and educators from across the academy who leverage their expertise, experience, and passion to build vibrant teaching and learning cultures. These educational leaders consult and collaborate with others across the university to lead innovative projects, in areas such as online and blended learning, graduate supervision and mentorship, academic integrity, and Indigenous pedagogies through partnerships with Vice Provosts and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI). As educational leaders, they are responsible for developing and implementing high-impact, institutional teaching and learning projects that lead to clear outcomes and results. Through their work, Educational Leaders in Residence are provided with an opportunity to advance their academic growth, scholarly expertise, and educational leadership.

Reporting to the Senior Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, and in collaboration with the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), Academic Lead (Teaching and Learning Research) and staff in the TI, the Educational Leader in Residence (Teaching and Learning Research and Scholarship) will work to strengthen partnerships and to build capacity for scholarship, research and leadership in teaching and learning across and beyond UCalgary. They will receive administrative and programming support for initiatives from the TI team. Specifically, they will collaborate with the VP (TL), TI and campus partners to:

  • Develop a Guide and a series of Learning Modules to support the development of expertise and capacity in teaching and learning inquiry, research, and scholarship across UCalgary.
  • Co-lead academic staff programming in collaboration with the Academic Lead (Teaching and Learning Research) such as the Teaching Scholars community of practice, and the academic staff certificate course Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning.
  • Facilitate campus conversations related to teaching and learning research, scholarship and leadership through existing campus networks and committees (e.g., Associate Deans, Teaching and Learning, GFC teaching and learning committee, TI workshops, communities of practice, and events).
  • Contribute to scholarship related to teaching and learning research and leadership, including evaluating and disseminating the success and impact of initiatives implemented to strengthen teaching and learning research, scholarship and leadership capacity.
  • Participate in the continuing refinement of our institutional strategy related to research, scholarship and leadership at the University of Calgary.
  • Connect with other Educational Leaders in Residence, TI leadership and the VPTL to report on progress and relevant findings.

The successful candidate will have a 0.30 FTE dedicated to this role in the form of a 30% secondment to the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. The anticipated start date is January 2023 or at a mutually agreeable time, for a duration of two (2) years. The ELR role also comes with a $15,000 per year research funds to support the work of initiatives.

The ideal candidate is a growth-oriented leader with the ability to collaborate and build relationships with all levels of the university community. They will demonstrate value for diverse forms of scholarship, inquiry, and research and multiple ways of knowing. The Educational Leader in Residence will have an earned doctorate and a strong academic reputation as a scholar educator and the incumbent will have a strong track record of work, passion, and expertise in scholarship and research related to postsecondary teaching and learning. The successful candidate will have a mindset of curiosity and discovery with the confidence to take risks that can lead to innovation in teaching and scholarship. The incumbent must also have a proven track record in building collaborations, mentorship, and engagement across different stakeholders (students, staff, and leaders) and across different units; a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the external community including other universities, as well as the internal community.

To apply, please submit your CV, and a letter of interest via the Apply Now link by September 16, 2022.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, contact Dr. Natasha Kenny ( [email protected] ) or Dr. Heather Jamniczky ( [email protected] ).


The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , 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 ( [email protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ( [email protected] ).

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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