Credit Contract Faculty – General Education Cluster Three (Community and Society)

Mount Royal University

Canada

December 22, 2021

Description

Job Title

Credit Contract Faculty – General Education Cluster Three (Community and Society)

Requisition #

X00020.6

Job Type

Hourly (for Contract or Casual)

Position End Date (if applicable)

12/22/2021

Location:

MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)

Posting

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 15,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Department of General Education

The Department of General Education stewards the liberal education requirement at Mount Royal University. All students enrolled in degree programs at the institution take up to twenty-five percent of their courses from general education. General Education courses at MRU engage four general clusters that are relevant to all students: Cluster One - Numeracy and Scientific Literacy; Cluster Two - Values, Beliefs and Identity; Cluster Three - Communities and Societies; and, Cluster Four - Communications. The Department of General Education has jurisdiction over first year courses in the General Education provision, while a majority of the remaining courses are offered by academic units across the university.

About the Role

The Department of General Education at Mount Royal University invites applications for 2 part-time contract appointments for the Fall semester, which will commence September 9 and end on December 22, 2021, with the potential of additional contract appointments.

The successful candidates will be responsible for delivering foundation level course(s) (GNED 1301: Citizenship Without Borders, 1303: Conflict and the Social Context, 1304: Communities and Societies) that fall primarily into General Education's Cluster-Three, “Community and Society” (https:// www. mtroyal.ca/gened). We are especially interested in a qualified candidate with a well-developed understanding of liberal education in general and able to identify and address key debates under the Cluster's thematic orientation requiring the methods of the social sciences for possible response or remedy to various global and social challenges.

Responsibilities:

Instruction:

  • course delivery (face-to-face) including preparation of course outline
  • teaching all assigned classes for the semester
  • lecture and in class activity preparation
  • creation of assessments
  • examination invigilation and grading of all course assessments
  • development and maintenance of a course on BlackBoard site including a running gradebook
  • Administration:

  • maintenance of instructor office hours
  • input of final grades on course completion
  • participation in scheduled course meetings with other faculty
  • Qualifications
  • Cluster Three, a minimum of an M.A. in a social science or equivalent is required, with a Ph. D. preferred
  • Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidates are found.

    A cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume should be submitted as part of your application in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number Title of Contents.pdf (ex. Smith, X00000, Curriculum Vitae.pdf).

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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