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Job: English Instructor – Continuous Appointment (Probationary), Red Deer College (deadline: April 12, 2017)

Posting Details
Competition Number: 2017-F-022
Posting Date: 03-23-2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Division: School of Arts and Sciences
College Administration/Service Department OR Academic Program: Humanities & Social Sciences
Job Title: English Instructor – Continuous Appointment (Probationary)

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position will remain open until filled, however the first review of applications will begin on April 12, 2017.

Continuous Appointment eligibility information can be found in the FARDC Collective Agreement.
FARDC Collective Agreement

Position Category: Instructional
 Instructional Employment Type: Continuous (Probationary)
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Reference Names/Contact Information (please provide 3)

The School of Arts & Sciences seeks a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, especially in composition and rhetoric and literary survey courses. The area of specialization is open, yet preference will be given to candidates with expertise in literature prior to 1800, particularly the Early Modern period. Teaching duties will include Shakespeare, and opportunity exists to teach within additional literary periods, movements, and genres. The successful candidate will thrive in a teaching intensive environment. In addition to teaching and revising curriculum for junior- and senior-level English courses, the successful candidate will actively contribute to the direction and development of the English Program and demonstrate evidence of an active research and professional development profile.

RDC offers students a learner-centred environment that provides practical and innovative learning experiences. The School of Arts and Sciences houses three departments: Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering, and Social Work. The School delivers a range of certificate, diploma, university transfer, and collaborative degree programs, as well as service courses to students in most other RDC programs.

The School of Arts and Sciences particularly seeks faculty members with superior preparation and ongoing engagement in their academic and professional fields, passion for teaching, and willingness to commit to making excellence in teaching their primary focus. The School builds itself around a vision of connecting innovation and tradition by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in all activities: development and renewal of courses and programs, approaches to teaching and learning, and scholarly activity and community engagement by students and faculty.

Responsibilities of all full-time faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences include:

  • Delivering courses congruent with established course curricula and program outcomes
  • Supporting the success of students with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and learning styles
  • Assessing student learning in ways that both facilitate learning and ensure achievement against appropriate academic standards
  • Contributing to course and program curriculum development and renewal
  • Engaging in scholarly activity within the domains of Ernest Boyer’s model: scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching
  • Working collegially within department, School, or College committees and project teams


For more information contact:

Dr. Tim Heath, Associate Dean
Phone: 403-343-4083

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. (or near completion) in specified period
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
FTE: 1
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Position Start Date: 08-09-2017
Position End Date:
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