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Sessional Instructor, Geography of Crime, Faculty of Environmental Design

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Job ID: 14213

Updated: November 17, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Faculty of Environmental Design is introducing a new graduate-level Certificate in Designing Smart and Secure Communities. This post-baccalaureate Certificate is intended for practitioners in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, economic development, public policy and other disciplines who want to acquire specialized knowledge and skills related to both smart communities and design for security often referred to as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Design out Crime, or Environmental Crime Reduction. The Certificate will address the needs of working professionals who wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge; to add a relevant professional credential; and to focus on reflective and critical approaches within a concentrated program delivered over a one-year period at the Faculty of Environmental Design. 

The Faculty of Environmental Design is currently recruiting for a Term Certain (Sessional) Instructor to teach a half-course in Geography of Crime. The course will be offered in an intensive block format at a date in 2018, to be determined. The Term Certain (Sessional) Instructor will provide all required curriculum materials for this course and will collaborate with the Director, EVDS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and the Designing Smart and Secure Communities Advisory Committee to oversee the development and effective delivery of this Certificate. 

The Term Certain (Sessional) Instructor will be responsible for designing the course content and materials and delivering it in an innovative and engaging manner to create a positive learning experience. In particular this will mean:

a)            Presenting course content including lectures, seminars, readings, assignments, digital resources and other curriculum materials in an intensive block format during the scheduled time

b)            Specification and development or any pre- or post-session study materials, if educationally appropriate.

c)            Evaluation of assignments, student presentations and seminar discussions with constructive feedback and in a timely manner.

d)            Submission of final grades on a timely basis.

Course Description

This course introduces the fields of environmental criminology and the social and geographic aspects of crime. It explores the reasons why certain neighborhoods, and certain features of neighborhoods, tend to promote or discourage criminal activity. Special emphasis is placed upon the relationship between crime and the environment, crime , spatial dynamics of crime, the criminality of place and the decision processes involved in criminal events. Ethical considerations and privacy aspects will be addressed throughout.


Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree and show demonstrated evidence of strong teaching and educational development abilities. The successful candidate must possess a clear understanding of how to apply current and emerging principles and ideas to deliver effective teaching and learning in this field at a post-baccalaureate level.  Also essential are strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated abilities in managing and delivering similar curriculum development and instructional projects.

To Apply

Applicants must submit a letter of application which provides an overview of interest in this position and a brief overview of relevant courses taught, practice-based and educational/curriculum development experiences, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

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 about the Faculty of Environmental Design visit Careers in the Faculty of Environmental Design.

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. 



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