Undergraduate Studies (UGST), Department of General Education - Credit Contract Appointment - (X00020.7)

Mount Royal University


December 22, 2022


Job Title

Undergraduate Studies (UGST), Department of General Education - Credit Contract Appointment - (X00020.7)

Requisition #


Job Type

Hourly (for Contract)

Position End Date (if applicable)



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


Job Title: Credit Contract Faculty – Undergraduate Studies (UGST), Department of General Education

Job Type: Hourly (for contract)

Position Start Date: September 6, 2022

Position End Date: December 22, 2022

Location: MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

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 contract appointments to teach UGST 1001– Effective Learning in the University Context - in the Fall 2022 semester which commences September 8, 2022 and ends on December 22, 2022. For the Fall 2022 semester, the course is scheduled for in-person delivery, on campus. The calendar description for UGST 1001 is below:

‘Effective Learning in the Undergraduate Context' provides students with opportunities to increase their knowledge of effective learning, enhance their use of strategies, and reflect on their learning. Activities in a collaborative classroom setting and on Blackboard will facilitate the application of concepts to the students' own learning.

Core topics addressed in the course include (but are not limited to) self- regulated learning theory, time management, note taking strategies, reading for understanding, information research strategies, memory and memory strategies, and exam preparation strategies.



  • preparation of the course outline based on the UGST 1001 instructor guide
  • teaching all assigned classes for the semester
  • class preparation
  • creation of assessments of student learning
  • examination invigilation and grading of tests and assignments
  • development and maintenance of the course BlackBoard site
  • Administration:

  • maintenance of instructor office hours
  • input of final grades on course completion
  • participation in scheduled course meetings with UEO coordinator
  • Qualifications

    Masters degree or above with appropriate experience and expertise in university-level teaching and learning.

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

    Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is 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.

    About the employer

    Mount Royal University is a well-established public university which was founded in 1910. This is a Canadian university which was created following a charter by the Alberta provincial government. It became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior...