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Sessional Instructor, Electricity and Magnetism, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Job ID: 14445

Updated: December 19, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the Winter 2018 Term:

  • PHYS 259: Electricity and Magnetism

Course Information:  Electric charges and electric current; Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, application to simple circuits; potential and capacitance. An introduction to electromagnetic induction; inductance; electromotive force; electrical properties of materials.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at

A complete application should include curriculum vitae with e-mail address, a concise statement of teaching philosophy, and a teaching dossier describing past teaching experience. A Ph.D. in Physics is a strong asset; demonstrated teaching experience is required.  Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Application packages, including three letters of reference sent under a separate cover should be sent electronically to:

Gerri Evans
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
Science B 605, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 18, 2017.

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

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About the University of Calgary

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 be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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