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Sessional Instructor, Environmental Science Field Course II, Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Science

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Job ID: 15919

Updated: July 20, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to co-teach the following course during the Fall 2018 Session. The field component of the course runs from August 27 through September 5, 2018 with assignments due throughout the term.  The appointment is for a four-month term, beginning September 1, 2018 and concluding on December 31, 2018.

  • Environmental Science 501 - Environmental Science Field Course II

Environmental Science 501 examines various issues where human activity affects an ecosystem or where society is trying to mitigate harmful impacts on the environment.

It is essential that the successful candidate have a multidisciplinary PhD in a science discipline with field work and teaching experience, as well as a working knowledge of statistical tests (preferably R). The candidate must be flexible, reliable and student oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills. It is desirable (but not mandatory) that the candidate have a valid driver’s license and first aid certification.  

Interested persons should apply via the university’s career page.  Please include a CV, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted should the candidate be selected for further consideration.

Deadline for submission of an application package is July 19, 2018.

Applications will be assessed as they are received.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

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

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 Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

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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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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