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Full-time Limited Term Academic Curriculum Developer / Instructor

University of Calgary

Job ID: 29717
Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Faculty of Science is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Academic Curriculum Developer / Instructor for approximately 24 months.

This is a two (2) year Limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching) with the possibility of extension. This role will support the Faculty of Science with curriculum and academic content creation for the new and existing programs. It will be involved in managing the online learning management system and potentially teaching.

Reporting to the Vice Dean, the Academic Curriculum Developer works with senior administration, faculty, staff, and subject matter experts to support the planning, design, development, delivery of new academic programs and courses, and program reviews for Faculty of Science. This position supports adult learning through their knowledge of learning theories, instructional strategies, educational technologies, online learning, research processes, and instructional design. The primary goal for this role is to ensure that the curriculum and course design provides an effective learning experience and meets the planned outcomes for each course as well as for the overall program.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

- Drawing upon current knowledge of instructional design, learning theories, online learning, research processes, and educational technologies, provide expertise in the planning, design, development, and delivery of online courses/resources.
- Curriculum assessment and review of existing programs and courses
- Analyzing educational needs, program scope and learner audience.
- Collaborating with faculty, staff, instructors, and subject matter experts to design and develop courses and resources that meet the needs of the Faculty of Science and students.
- Assessing instructional design requirements and support scoping of new programs and courses.
- Prioritizing course/resource development within timelines and resources.
- Communicating instructional design requirements to stakeholders.
- Engaging in ongoing professional development to remain current in online learning and related technologies.
- Testing and reporting on innovative technologies and online development processes.
- Ensuring that the content of the courses provides an effective learning experience and meets the planned outcomes.
- Management of learning management system for select courses
- Instructional duties as assigned


- A minimum of a Master’s degree is required; PhD preferred
- A combination of education and experience may be considered
- Prior experience in a post-secondary environment (required)
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience designing and facilitating educational opportunities (workshops, online learning, toolkits, resources) for adult learners is an asset
- Previous curriculum development experience would be an asset
- Knowledge of the curriculum development process in general.
- Excellent research and organizational skills.
- Ability to work on multiple projects at a time.
- Knowledge of adult learning principles and learning styles and how they relate to educational design
- Experience using a learning management system (LMS) such as D2L
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

Application Procedure:

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button at the following link:

Please submit the following documents in PDF:
- Letter of interest which provides an overview of your interest in this position and evidence of your qualifications and expertise.
- A curriculum vitae/Resume.

Application deadline: September 20, 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 ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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 Science.

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

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.