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Sessional Instructor, Summer 2020 – ASTR 209, Department of Physics and Astronomy

    Price : Price On Call
    Date : March 25, 2020
    Location : University of Calgary

    Job ID: 20352

    Updated: March 23, 2020

    Location: Main Campus

    Position Description

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following course during the Summer 2020 term:

    Astronomy 209 – Introduction to Astronomy II – The Cosmos
    Course Description:
    A comprehensive, descriptive overview of the universe outside the solar system. The electromagnetic spectrum; stellar spectra; distance determinations. Origin and evolution of stars; white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. The interstellar medium. Dark matter. Galaxies and quasars. The Big Bang. The fate of the universe. Possible field trip to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.

    Summer 2020 term dates:    June 22 – August 31, 2020
    Teaching Schedule:         MWF 12:00 – 13:50

    Application Process:

    Please submit your application online via the Apply Now button. 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):

    • Cover letter
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Concise statement of teaching philosophy
    • Teaching dossier describing past teaching experience

    Three letters of reference are required, sent directly to no later than the application deadline.

    A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy is a strong asset; demonstrated teaching experience is required.

    Application Deadline: April 6, 2020

    Remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association’s website at http: // for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

    As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will adhere to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.
    Thank you for submitting your online application.  Only those candidates chosen to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.

    *All courses are subject to budgetary approval. 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).

    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

    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.



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