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Sessional Instructors – English

Category: Sessional Instructors/Coaches


The Faculty of Arts and the Department of Literature and Language at Concordia University of Edmonton invite applications for Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses during the Winter, 2020 semester:

  • ENG 102 Literature and Composition for English Language Learners II (geared towards ESL students)
  • ENG 111 Literature and Composition for English Language Learners I

More first-year sections may yet be added. Teaching times can be negotiated.


Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering weekly instructional lectures, assignments, and examinations relevant to the course taught.
  • Grading assignments and exams.
  • Providing constructive feedback to students.
  • Maintaining regular office hours.

Qualifications include:

  • A PhD (completed or in progress) in a relevant field (e.g., English, Writing, Comparative Literature).
  • Teaching effectiveness as demonstrated through student evaluations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience using a learning management system, such as Moodle.
  • Empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a security clearance.


Interested individuals may contact the Chair of Literature and Language, Dr. Conrad van Dyk, for further information (conrad.vandyk@concordia.ab.ca).

Closing Date: Application review will commence immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Application packages must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter describing teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations, if available
  • Names of two professional and/or post-secondary referees.


Please forward all documents in electronic format to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton

 E-mail: careers@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.