Political Geography - Credit Contract Appointment

Mount Royal University
November 20, 2023
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Political Geography - Credit Contract Appointment

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Contract - Salary (for fixed term)




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


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, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 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 Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Students can pursue majors in biology, computer science, environmental science, general science, and geology. In addition, the Faculty also offers a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS), and an Environmental Science Certificate. The Earth and Environmental Sciences department, within the Faculty of Science and Technology, supports three disciplines: Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology.

About the Role

Mount Royal University's Faculty of Science and Technology is accepting applications for a part-time appointment for the Winter semester which will commence January and end April 2024.

The department is seeking a qualified professional with the ability to teach the following course:

Political Geography

Days & Times Offered: Winter 2024 term, Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Course Description: As a branch of human geography, political geography is the study of power and place. It is concerned with both the spatially uneven outcomes of political processes and the ways in which political processes are themselves affected by spatial structures and boundaries. Primary areas of study in political geography include: the spatiality of states; geopolitics; geographies of political and social movements; places and the politics of identities; the geographies of nationalism and ethnic conflict; and the politics of the environment.

  • Instruction: course delivery including preparation of course outline, course activities, lesson preparation and assessments, and course D2L Brightspace site; and
  • Administration: submit course attendance sheets, course outline signature forms, input final grades upon course completion, and participate in scheduled program meetings.
  • Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Master's Degree is required in Geography or a closely- related discipline with a PhD preferred.
  • Significant experience instructing undergraduate courses dealing with current global economic issues.
  • What We Offer

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

    At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

    MRU supports full immunization as the best way to protect yourself and our campus community and strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19.

    Closing Date: We will begin reviewing applications November 20, 2023

    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: Job Title, Requisition Number Title of Contents.pdf (ex. Credit Contract Faculty, X00000, Curriculum Vitae.pdf).

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www. cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    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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