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Company Name:
University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Doctorate Degree

Instructor – Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CRDS)

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Instructor.  The Instructor position includes 75% of time dedicated to teaching in the CRDS programs. While the primary role is teaching, Instructors are also expected to collaborate in other scholarly activities and contribute to service activities related to the CRDS program and the Department of Community Health Sciences. 


The major contributions of this position will be in teaching in inquiry-based undergraduate programs delivered on campus and through on-line modalities along with mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. This position is part of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CRDS) that includes Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (four-year and two-year post-diploma degree); Master of Science (thesis-based); and PhD.  CRDS is an innovative, dynamic and community engaged program of academic and professional inquiry aimed at interrogation of understandings and experiences of ‘disability’ as a social, cultural, economic and political phenomenon.  Through these offerings, CRDS prepares the next generation of social justice practitioners, advocates, policy makers and scholars through course, community based research and practicum experiences in a wide range of community services and organizations.


Qualifications include a doctorate degree in a discipline related to Disability Studies as well as work or personal experience in the disability field. At least 2-3 years of post-secondary teaching experience is required and online teaching experience is an asset. Experience in practicum placement supervision is also an asset as practicum placement supervision will be required in this instructor role. Experience in inter-disciplinary partnerships in community contexts and/or inter-faculty collaboration in advancing critical disability studies is an asset. A working knowledge of distributed education strategies and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative culture are expected.  This position requires expertise in one or more areas of disability related to life span development, community development, advocacy and activism, leadership and innovation, professional and research ethics, inclusive practices and the philosophy of science.


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 become 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


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.


The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.


Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the 'Apply Now' link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):


  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Abridged teaching dossier (10 pages maximum, including statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness / student ratings)


Questions about this position may be directed to:


Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn

Head, Department of Community Health Sciences

[email protected]



The closing date for applications is December 31, 2018


The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s productivity.


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 about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (


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 four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).