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Sessional Instructor, EDER 669.91, Fall 2022, Werklund School of Education

Job ID: 26172

Updated: June 23, 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

Applications for Sessional Instructors are invited by the Werklund School of Education to teach in the Fall 2022 session for the following course:

EDER 669.91 Intégrer les approches pédagogiques | Integrating Pedagogical Approaches
Ce cours examinera les recherches en langues secondes dans des contextes d'immersion et de français de base. Par exemple, les participants lieront forme (langue) et contenu (math, sciences, FLA, études sociales) en utilisant l'approche intégrée. Ce cours privilégie l'apprentissage de la langue dans un contexte authentique et engageant.  

Concepts clés: programme d'immersion française; français langue seconde ou additionnelle; approches pédagogiques; forme et contenu; approche intégrée; considérations socioculturelles

This course examines perspectives on content-based language teaching, and other pedagogical approaches in immersion or second language classrooms will be explored. For example, students will link form (language) and content (math, sciences, FLA, social studies) using an integrated approach. Learning French in authentic and engaging contexts will be promoted.

Key ideas and topics: French immersion; French as a second or additional language; pedagogical approaches; form and meaning in language teaching; counterbalanced/ integrated approach; sociocultural considerations

Language of Instruction: French and English

Course delivery: Fully Online

This term runs from August 29 to December 23, 2022

Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) has over 1000 graduate students registered in seven (7) specializations. GPE is proud of the high-quality graduate programs delivered in both online and on campus formats. Its programs are characterized by a strong learner focus, flexibility, technological innovation, and responsiveness to community desire for accreditation, certification, lifelong learning, and rigorous scholarship.

Position Requirements

Educational Research:  Educational Research consists of Educational Studies in Adult Learning, Curriculum and Learning, Language and Literacy, Leadership, and the Learning Sciences. Desired qualifications include a completed doctorate in education or a related area, evidence of successful teaching and leadership experience in school, university, or workplace settings, demonstrated experience in online/distance education, and capacity to work effectively in a collaborative culture. Knowledge and understanding of the graduate programs and specializations in Educational Research will also be considered as assets for the sessional teaching positions.

Application Deadline: July 08, 2022

Please submit your application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

New applicants must submit

  • Cover letter
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three written letters of reference addressed to Dr. Marlon Simmons, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education.

Returning applicants must submit

  • Updated CV
  • Most recent term of employment and course(s) taught

For both New and Returning applicants, please include:

  • Specific, named course(s) of interest and/or qualification.

While we accept all applications for this vacancy, we may have candidates with the right of first refusal as per Article 23.12.1 of the University of Calgary Faculty Association Collective Agreement. 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.


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)

Additional Information

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


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