Instructor, Literacy Fundamentals

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Instructor, Literacy Fundamentals
Calgary, AB
Academic – Academic Services /
SAFA Adjunct - Non-Approved Program
/ On-site
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Academic Services is focused on supporting SAIT’s schools and departments in their pursuit of SAIT’s strategic priorities.  Academic Services brings together several academic development, delivery, and quality assurance units with a common goal: student success.  Academic Services provides unique, flexible support programing designed to help learners succeed in their chosen SAIT career program.
The Opportunity
We are seeking an experienced Instructor with outstanding teaching contributions and a collaborative team and a student-centered attitude. Reporting to the Academic Chair in Academic Upgrading, you will be responsible for teaching a course in COMM 006 (Grades 6 to 9English literacy) to students in the Indigenous Foundations Program (IFP). If you have a passion and aptitude for teaching, are knowledgeable in this course area, strive to contribute to applied education, and enjoy coaching diverse students, we encourage you to apply and join a great place to work!
Course: COMM 006, Literacy Fundamentals
Program Term: 4 March – 14 June 2024
Course Dates/Times: Tuesday 9-10.50 AM, Wednesday 1-2.50 PM, Friday 9-10.50 AM
·        A complete application package should include a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae/resume, a one page statement of teaching interests and experience (including a list of courses you are capable of teaching). All application materials should be submitted as one PDF document.
The Role
    • Implement innovative teaching methods that promote student engagement and inclusivity.
    • Utilize trauma-informed teaching practices to create a safe and supportive learning environment.
    • Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity in teaching Indigenous students.
    • Incorporate Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum and create an inclusive learning environment.
    • Incorporate applied learning strategies to enhance student understanding, engagement, and application of concepts.
    • Evaluate students' progress and provide timely, formative feedback.
    • Provide ongoing academic support, guidance and advice to learners.
    • Familiarize students with available SAIT supports and make referrals as needed.

Qualifications & Experience
    • Experience teaching or working in Indigenous settings or completion of studies in Indigenous Education.
    • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed .) or related discipline; a Master’s in Education (M.Ed .) is considered an asset.
    • Experience teaching English Literacy to adult learners is essential, particularly at lower grade levels (lower than grade 10).
    • Minimum of 3 years post-secondary teaching experience teaching high school equivalency courses. Experience teaching in high school is an asset.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
    • Excellent ability to manage time and prioritize responsibilities.

Job classification: INSTRUCTOR - S4001
Hourly range: $70
# of positions: 1
Position End Date: 06/21/2024
Posting closing date: 02/07/2024
About SAIT
SAIT is a global leader in applied education. Named one of Alberta’s Top Employers , we offer the chance to work with a purpose — preparing the next generation of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers.
Building on our 100+ year history, we’re looking for innovative, bold and collaborative employees who embrace change and deliver world-class customer experiences. Your future starts now at SAIT.
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Learn more about EDI at SAIT . 
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