Senior Lecturer, Earth & Environmental Sciences

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 15,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.


About the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Science and Technology offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Students can pursue majors in cellular and molecular biology, environmental science, general science, geology, and health science. In addition, the faculty also offers a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS), Bachelor of Science – Computer Science (University Transfer), Environmental Science Certificate, and an Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP). The Earth and Environmental Sciences department, within the Faculty of Science and Technology, supports three disciplines: Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology. 


About the Role

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is seeking a colleague to be appointed as a Senior Lecturer, who can teach a wide range of Environmental Science courses. These would include: (i) Natural Science courses at 1000, 2000, and 3000 level); (ii) courses in Bachelor of Environmental Sciences program and; (iii) courses in the areas of expertise of the candidate.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses and will have limited service duties at the Department- and Faculty-level; this could include coordination of the Department natural sciences service courses.




  • Course delivery, including preparation of course outlines, teaching all assigned classes, preparation of lessons and course assessments, invigilation of examinations, grading of assignments, quizzes and examinations, development and maintenance of a course on Blackboard site including a running grade book.
  • Acting as a liaison between all instructors teaching the Natural Science courses to help maintain consistent course standards in instruction and grading
  • Investigating new teaching methods and materials for service course delivery


  • Maintenance of instructor office hours, input of final grades on course completion, participation in scheduled course meetings with other faculty.


  • Course coordination, attendance at Academic Unit meetings, service to Academic Unit committees, and participation in Faculty Council



  • A MSc in Environmental Science or equivalent is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience teaching courses on environmental health, environmental issues, and sustainability. 
  • Candidates should demonstrate excellence in university teaching, or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Good interpersonal skills allowing collaboration with faculty and staff
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills


What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre. 

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.


Closing Date:     June 4, 2021, with applications to be reviewed from May 26, 2021.


A complete dossier should be submitted including a cover letter, CV, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosopy, sample course outlines, and evidence of teaching excellence), and the names of three references. Please title your .pdf documents as follows: [Last Name], [Document Title], [Job Title], [Requisition Number].pdf (ex. Smith, CV, Senior Lecturer, 997303.pdf).