Online Facilitator, ECUR 265.3 (W02)

  • Temporary
  • Anywhere

Website University of Saskatchewan

Department: Curriculum Studies

FTE: Based on student enrolment

Status: Term up to 4 months

Requisition: req3555

Open Date: 11/26/2018

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Information: will be based on student enrolment (ASPA, Instructional, Phase 1)

Description: There is 1 opening for this posting. This position is entirely online based. 

Primary Purpose: The online instructor is responsible for instructing an online section of ECUR 265.3 – Teaching for Reconciliation in the K to 12 Curricula during the second term of the 2018-2019 academic year (January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019).

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Department Head, Curriculum Studies, this position is responsible for instructing and facilitating an online distance education class. The online instructor will use web-based course tools to communicate with students, facilitate discussions and accept and grade assignments and therefore must have above average technical, administrative and pedagogical competencies. The position can exercise some discretion regarding office hours ensuring active participation and timely communication with students and administrators. The online instructor must be committed to online teaching, act professionally, communicate clearly (written and oral) and foster student involvement through activities and discussions that are vibrant and engaging to facilitate positive student outcomes.

Typical Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Ensures that the online class materials follow appropriate copyright reporting guidelines and policies and is up-to-date and available for student access prior to the start of term.
  • Maintains regular office hours for student inquiries regarding online course material, assignments and evaluation.
  • Actively monitors and facilitates online group discussion activities.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with students to review and update progress towards their learning goals, performance of coursework, and overall course progress.
  • Reports any concerns regarding student progress to the Department Head and/or Program Manager.
  • Grades all assignments within one week of student submission and return to students with informative feedback.
  • Prepares and grades final examination and reports final marks.
  • Invigilates the final exam (if required).
  • Provides feedback to Department Head regarding possible minor revision or corrections to online content.


Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in Curriculum Studies, Education, or related discipline.

Experience: A relevant teaching position and/or experience teaching a course with content related to Teaching for Reconciliation in the K to 12 Curricula. Experience teaching in an online setting is considered an asset.

Skills: Proficient computer applications and technology skills, including web-based course tool (Blackboard Course Tools), word processing, email, internet, and other peripheral accessories and software programs; effective leadership, communication and teaching skills; ability to effectively interact, motivate and build relationships with a diverse student population; demonstrated ability to deal with multiple priorities and effectively organize time in a self-directed manner. 

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Jay Wilson at

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA).

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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