Style Switcher

Choose Colour style

For a better experience please change your browser to CHROME, FIREFOX, OPERA or Internet Explorer.
Profile Pic

Sessional Instructor, ART 235, Department of Art

      Date : March 25, 2020

      Job ID: 20351

      Updated: March 23, 2020

      Location: Main Campus

      Position Description

      The Department of Art invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course in spring 2020.

      Lectures for the spring 2020 term run from May 6 to June 17, 2020. Individual course dates are noted below; please see the academic schedule for additional important dates and deadlines.


      Spring 2020

      ART 235:  Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging

      Course dates: May 06-June 17, 2020
      Monday/Wednesday, 9:00-14:50
      Course hours: 3 units; (3-3)
      Course description: An introductory course in current photographic methods, including digital photography, digital image processing and the presentation of photographs.

      NOTE:  Due to Covid-19 this course will be offered remotely and lecture and assignment will be adjusted to fit the mode of online delivery


      • MFA is preferred but a combination of online experience, photography experience and other master¿s degree can be considered
      • Applicants must possess experience teaching undergraduate university courses.
      • Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement.
      • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities.
      • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level.

      Desirable Skills and Abilities:

      • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching.
      • The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals.
      • The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment.
      • The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals.
      • Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on art.

      Application Process:

      To apply to the above teaching opportunity, please apply online via the Apply Now button, and, if you wish, also submit a letter of application to the email account  indicating which course(s) and session(s) you are interested in teaching.

      In support of your application, please provide the following:

      1. Current, up-to-date CV (if the Department of Art does not already have one on file)
      2. Three references (required if you have not taught for the Department of Art before)
      3. Description of your qualifications in support of each course you are interested in teaching, as well as any restrictions (e.g. scheduling day or time constraints) that would need to be taken into consideration

      If you have any questions, please contact Denis Gadbois, Department Head, Department of Art, by email at or by phone at 403-220-6107.

      The application deadline is Monday April 6, 2020

      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 Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

      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

      About Calgary, Alberta

      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.

      Need help?



      *Your phone number will be show to post author