Sessional Instructor(s), Faculty of Kinesiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Spring and Summer 2023

University of Calgary

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Position Description

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is looking for one instructor for Human Anatomy and Human Physiology or two instructors (one for the human anatomy portion and one for the human physiology portion) and a lab instructor to teachKNES 259 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I in Spring 2023 and KNES 260 in Summer 2023.

KNES 259 Human Anatomy & Physiology I:
The instructional approach is a combination of systematic and regional anatomy and physiology with some surface anatomy and radiologic considerations.  General cell physiology, bone anatomy, neurophysiology and muscular physiology, as well as skeletal structure, types of connective tissues, structure of joints and muscles of an axial and appendicular skeleton will be covered.  Laboratories utilize human tissue materials, anatomical models, charts, and prosected cadavers and cadaver specimens.

KNES 260 Human Anatomy & Physiology II:
The instructional approach is a combination of systematic and regional anatomy and physiology with some surface anatomy and radiologic considerations.  Physiology and anatomy of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, renal and gastrointestinal systems as well as anatomy of the reproductive and integumentary systems and special senses will be covered.  Laboratories utilize human tissue materials, anatomical models, charts, and prosected cadaver and cadaver specimens.

Please note that the method of instruction for this course may be online. Applicants must have experience delivering courses in a remote setting, which includes evidence of successful use of online lectures, student participation channels and assessment methods.  

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Instructor of record for the course including all instruction and grading.
  • Course and lab coordinator for anatomy position.
  • Strong proficiency with online instruction tools (e.g., Zoom, Yuja, D2L, etc.)
  • Other assigned duties.

Lab Instructor(s) Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy for the main systems in the human body (i.e., musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and digestive).
  • Effective teaching strategies to create a student-driven learning experience using cadaveric specimens and models.
  • Strong proficiency with online instruction tools (e.g., Zoom, Yuja, D2L, etc.)
  • Other duties include: lab preparation, exam preparation and proctoring, responding to student questions.

Additional Information:
Listed below are the dates and times of the sessional position.

  • KNES 259 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I – Spring 2023
  • KNES 260 –  Human Anatomy & Physiology II – Summer 2023

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the related field with advanced expertise in teaching human anatomy and/or human physiology.

Applicants will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Cover letter specifying the course(s) that they wish to apply for
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement*
  • Three (3) letters of reference*

*Required ONLY for first time appointments to the Faculty of Kinesiology

For additional information on the courses, please visit our website .

Thank you for submitting your application to the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Kinesiology. Please be aware that only those candidates chosen to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.

Sessional positions are offered on a per course basis. Please see The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary (TUCFA) website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. The four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

Application Deadline: February 9, 2023.

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 ([email protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected] ).

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 learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website . For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

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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