Position Description

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for an 8-month sessional appointment in Spanish. This is an 8-month term effective September 1, 2022. The area of specialization is the teaching of Spanish language and Peninsular Spanish culture and literature.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach five undergraduate courses in Spanish language and Peninsular Spanish culture and literature. They also will be expected to contribute to the academic life of the Spanish Centre, coordinating required course activities for beginners’ courses, specialized workshops, and cultural celebrations, and to coordinate cultural events in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain and the Spanish-speaking community in Calgary. 

To be considered, applicants must possess an MA in Teacher Training (Spanish), an MA in Comparative Literature, DELE examiner certification, proven experience teaching Spanish language and Peninsular Spanish culture and literature, and a research agenda in the area either of modern Spanish language or modern Peninsular Spanish culture and literature. 

Application Details: Applications should be submitted online via the ‘Apply Now’ link; please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The application package should include the following materials in .pdf format: 

–   A current curriculum vitae and a cover letter including relevant experience. The cover letter should be directed to:
    Dr. Ozouf Amedegnato, Interim Director
    School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

Applicants should also arrange to have 1 confidential letter of recommendation sent directly to slllcapp@ucalgary.ca (if not already on file). 

The application deadline is July 22, 2022 

We thank you for your application. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered, and only successful applicants will be contacted.  

The Hiring Committee may need to access the teaching evaluation results (including USRIs) for those who have taught at the University of Calgary before, as part of the selection process. By submitting your application, you have given consent for the Hiring Committee to review your USRI(s). 

For more information on the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures and the University of Calgary, please visit our website at: slllc.ucalgary.ca

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

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 view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 ucalgary.ca.

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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