Sessional Instructors in the Faculty of Social Work University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work Canada

Sessional Instructors, Faculty of Social Work


Job ID: 15253

Updated: April 9, 2018

Location: Main Campus


Position Description


The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for term certain sessional instructors in our Calgary, Central and Northern Alberta Region, and Southern Alberta Region during the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 academic terms.


The faculty offers face-to-face, blended and online classes to students in our BSW and MSW programs. Our areas of study include, but are not limited to: field education (including field supervision), child welfare, international social work, mental health, community organizations, social policy, social justice, group practice, social work with Indigenous peoples, clinical practice and addictions.  


Position Requirements:

  • Completed MSW

  • Current registration in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers, or equivalent regulatory body

  • Expertise in the area of study

  • Demonstrated history of ongoing professional development in the area of study

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at a post-secondary level using a variety of delivery methods


The Faculty of Social Work is committed to incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the subject matter of all courses, and instructors are expected to include a minimum of the equivalent of three hours of Indigenous content related to the theme of each course.


Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter expressing their interest referencing the location of choice, a current CV and three letter of reference that refer to knowledge of area of study and teaching effectiveness.

Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2018.


Send applications to applicable Associate Deans:

Dr. Ellen Perrault
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning (Calgary)


Dr. Anne-Marie McLaughlin
Associate Dean, Central and Northern Alberta Region (Edmonton)


Dr. Siu Ming Kwok
Associate Dean, Southern Alberta Region (Lethbridge)


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 Social Work visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work.


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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