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Sessional Instructor, F22, Communication, Media and Film, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 26174

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

The Department of Communication, Media and Film in the Faculty of Arts is currently seeking applications for the following Sessional Instructor position for the Fall 2022 session.*

Please see the University of Calgary's academic schedule for semester dates and important deadlines: Instructors are contracted for the full semester (September 1-December 31, 2022) and are expected to be available within those dates to fulfill their responsibilities. 

Topics in National Cinema

Topics will explore various aspects of, or historical moments in, a particular nation's cinematic culture. Topics might include Quebecois cinema, current British cinema, German cinema Between the Wars, Canadian cinema, the History of Chinese cinema, etc. 

Other topics previously taught under this rubric include Political Cinema, French Cinema, Iranian Cinema, Global Indigenous Cinema, and Australian Film but the applicant may propose a new topic as long as it is thematically related to National Cinema.

FILM 301 LEC 01    Friday 12:00-13:50
FILM 301 LAB B01    Monday    11:00-13:45


Normally, preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated expertise in the subject area. 

To Apply:

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):

  • A cover letter directed to Dr. C. Tepperman, Chair, Department of Communication, Media and Film. Please include the course(s) and the session you are interested in teaching (in order of preference).
  • A current curriculum vitae, including a complete list of course names and descriptions of courses you have taught.
  • Teaching evaluations from a course you have taught or for which you have been a TA.

Applicants who have not already taught at the University of Calgary must arrange for one confidential letter of reference to be sent to Katherine Guevara, Manager, Department Operations: [email protected]  

**Doctoral students who have passed their candidacy exams 30 days before the course begins are eligible to apply. Please indicate in your letter of application the anticipated dates for completion of the candidacy exams. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

*These courses are tentative, pending funding and sufficient enrollments. An offer of a Term Certain Sessional Instructor appointment may be cancelled in whole or in part by the Governors prior to the commencement of the appointment term (23.10 in the Collective Agreement).

We thank you for your application.  Only successful applicants will be contacted.  

For course descriptions, please refer to the University Calendar at:  

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


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

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 Faculty of Arts, 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
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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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