Sociology - Instructor
Red Deer College

Location: Alberta

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

This is a term-certain, full-time position in which the successful candidate will fulfill the following responsibilities:

Teach Introduction to Sociology courses
Teach additional courses in at least two additional substantive areas (see Preferred Qualifications)
Other responsibilities include curriculum development, supervising student research projects
Demonstrate commitment to professional development and scholarship

For more information contact:
Dr. Torben Andersen, Dean
Phone: 403-342-3258

Minimum Qualifications:

MA in Sociology
Undergraduate teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Sociology completed or near completion
Teaching expertise, at an undergraduate level, in at least two of the following: Sociology of Poverty, Sociology of Family, Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, Sociology of Aging

Position Type: Replacement Sessional
Desired Start Date: August 16, 2017
Position End Date: April 27, 2018

Please Note: This competition will remain open until filled, however first review of applications will take place on July 13, 2017.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit: and click on Faculty & Non-Credit Instructor Opportunities.


Contact Info

Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
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