Course Developer - Law 101

LAW Admin

Competition No.  -    A101946446
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is seeking an individual to design and develop a self-paced asynchronous online course for non-law University of Alberta undergraduate students. This “Law 101” course will cover the fundamental principles of Canadian law. The course will be a for-credit, optional course that students can complete with little to no assistance. Course content should remain relevant for a three to five year period.

The course developer will work closely with professors from the Faculty of Law (who may provide assistance with course modules by providing substantive content, materials, and/or pre-recorded videos and/or lectures). Assistance with the technological components of the course will be available from the University of Alberta.  

The start and end dates for this appointment, and the schedule for weekly hours are negotiable, but the intention is to have the course complete by mid-fall of 2022 in order to be ready for delivery to students beginning in January 2023. This part-time position can be held in conjunction with another professional practice and/or position.

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and self-motivated and possesses a JD or LLB degree. Experience in any of the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • Explaining legal concepts to a layperson audience
  • Creating and/or presenting legal or other educational materials
  • Developing and/or teaching a course in any discipline 
  • Working with digital or asynchronous information delivery

For earliest consideration, please submit materials no later than November 12, 2021.  Applicants should send a cover letter and resume, in electronic form, to:

Office of the Dean
Attention: Course Developer Position
487 Law Centre
Faculty of Law
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H5


Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.