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Sessional Instructors – Psychology

Category: Academic Colleague

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting action and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

CUE is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and excellence in teaching. These features, and our diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system. CUE is an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management.

CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting action and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

Information regarding the Department or Program or Course

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for Sessional Instructors for the following courses, for the Fall 2021 semester:

PSY 338C:  Personality – (Tuesdays & Thursdays 15:25-16:40)

PSY 359A:  Atypical Development – (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 14:00-14:50)

PSY 339A:  Abnormal Psychology – (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 16:00-16:50)

PSY 405D:  Special Topics:  History and Systems of Psychology – (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:00-8:50)

PSY 431A: Theory and Practice of Psychometrics – (Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:35-13:50)

Where the course schedule has been set, Sessional Instructors must be able to accommodate the day and time noted for the respective course.

All courses are currently scheduled to be offered in a face-to-face, in person format.

Please note, this opportunity is available to begin August 29, 2021.

We also invite applications for sessional instructors for the following courses for the Winter 2022 semester:

PSY 339C:  Abnormal Psychology – (Mondays 16:30-19:20)

PSY 405X:  Special Topics:  History and Systems of Psychology – (Time to be announced)

PSY 431B: Theory and Practice of Psychometrics – (Wednesdays 18:30-21:30)


Reporting to the Chair, Psychology Department, the Sessional Instructor’s responsibilities include:

  • Preparation and delivery of weekly instructional lectures, assignments, and examinations relevant to the course taught;
  • Grading assignments and exams;
  • Providing constructive feedback to students;
  • Maintaining regular office hours;
  • Working collegially as a team member.


  • A PhD, or PhD ABD;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Demonstrated empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students;
  • Proficiency with Google Email and Apps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Experience using a learning management system, such as Moodle, and familiarity with educational technologies, with an aptitude to learn other software as required.

Interest and Applications:

 Interested individuals may contact Dr. Wendy Pullin, Chair, Psychology for further information at wendy.pullin@concordia.ab.ca.

Please forward your complete application package to Dr. Wendy Pullin, Chair, Psychology, at wendy.pullin@concordia.ab.ca.

Application Packages should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae and cover letter
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level courses and designation confirmation
  • Letter describing teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations, if available
  • Names and contact information of three academic and/or professional employment references

The successful candidate must be able to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

Closing Date: Application review will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Concordia University of Edmonton encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and others who may support a diversity of perspectives at CUE. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.