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Sessional Instructors – Philosophy

Category: Sessional Instructors/Coaches

The Faculty of Arts and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton invites applications for Sessional Instructor positions in the area of Philosophy starting September 3, 2019 and/or January 6, 2020, respectively, for the Fall and/or Winter semesters.


Philosophy 101/201: Introduction to Ethics (two sections Fall, three sections Winter Term)

Philosophy 102/202: Introduction to Philosophy (two sections Fall Term)

Philosophy 125: Introduction to Logic (one section Fall Term)

Philosophy 241: Western Philosophy – Modern (one section Winter Term)

Philosophy 215/415: Epistemology (one section Winter Term)

Rel. Studies 373: Contemporary Issues in Religious Ethics (one section Winter Term)


Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing relevant weekly instructional sessions and testing material.
  • Instructing, teaching, and proctoring exams.
  • Collection, marking, and correction, of assignments.
  • Marking and grading of exams and assignments, etc.
  • Providing constructive feedback to students.
  • Maintaining regular office hours.


Qualifications include:

  • Bringing both informed professional practice and academic scholarship to the program.
  • An M.A or PhD in Philosophy (required).
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, evidenced through student evaluations at the bachelor level (required).
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English (required).
  • Experience using a learning management system, such as Moodle (an asset).
  • Empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students (required).
  • Successfully passing a security clearance check (required).


Interested individuals may contact the Philosophy Coordinator, Dr. Jonathan Strand, for further information at jonathan.strand@concordia.ab.ca. All application materials, however, must be sent to the address below.


Closing Date: Application review will commence immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Application packages must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter describing teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations, if available
  • Two professional and/or post-secondary references.

Please forward all documents in electronic format to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton

 E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.