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Casual Instructor- School of Global Access

Organization: School of Global Access - Bow Valley College
Location: Calgary
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Closing Date: March 31, 2023

Instructors in the School of Global Access are responsible for providing instruction to students, evaluating student progress, designing and developing curriculum and instructional materials, and supporting students in meeting the learning outcomes of their courses and programs. Candidates must be committed to effective teaching and demonstrate the ability to teach courses within the field of English Language Instruction in a broad range of settings.  This includes, but is not limited to, teaching face-to-face, online, in blended delivery settings, and in the workplace.  Instructors must be prepared to teach at all levels of the language learning continuum.  Levels range from literacy ELL to specialized ELL training that includes post-secondary preparation, effective intercultural competence, and workforce integration.   

This position reports to the Associate Dean, SGA.


  • Provides quality instruction in courses as assigned
  • Instructs SGA courses as assigned.
  • Develops and delivers educational content in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments.
  • Prepares and updates course syllabus/outline and content.
  • Creates lesson plans and course schedule.
  • Develops and updates curriculum, manuals and guides as requested by Program Chair.
  • Evaluates learner performance on an ongoing basis and provides learners and administrators with learner progress reports.
  • Develops suitable assessment criteria.
  • Maintains officials records as required.
  • Facilitates learning within a variety of settings.

Provides a Positive Educational Learning Experience

  • Meets with learners regarding any academic issues (for example:  attendance; conduct, performance). 
  • Identifies areas of concern and refer to the Program Chair if follow up is necessary. 
  • Refers learners to other institutional supports as required (for example: student services, awards, tutoring, counseling).
  • Ensures that any special student accommodations are met (for example: reduced course load, vision impairments, hearing impairments, testing). 
  • Supports the program in awarding of scholarships and bursaries.
  • Participates in college and departmental events that promote learner success (for example: orientation, convocation).

Builds and Maintains Relationship with Internal and External Stakeholders and promote the Department and the College

  • Keeps current regarding changes in best practice and adapts curriculum as required.
  • Assists with articulation and transfer activity for learners as required.
  • Meets with industry stakeholders and sit on Advisory Committees as required.
  • Attends external community meetings, events, or professional development opportunities when possible.
  • Participates in recruitment events as schedule permits.

Other Duties /Special Projects

  • Follows College Policies and Procedures.
  • Completes professional development requirements (Respectful Workplace Policy, Regional Campus Orientations, Brightspace/D2L, Agresso, MS Teams, Learner Success 101, ISW, FOIP).
  • Ability and willingness to participate in applied research
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on SGA projects, when applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Languages Canada-approved TESL certification
  • 3 years’ instructional experience teaching adults
  • ELL teaching experience
  • Highly organized
  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Related Field
  • Industry relationship an asset
  • Teaching learners in other settings an asset
  • Curriculum development an asset
  • Strong working knowledge of CLBs and portfolio-based language assessments

This is a Casual, Faculty position.

Please note all successful candidates will be required to provide copies of government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Bow Valley College is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community. We welcome applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the further diversification of our employees including, but not limited to, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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