Sessional Instructors, Faculty of Arts

Sessional Instructor Opportunities
Faculty of Arts
Fall term: September to December 2020
Winter term: January to April 2021

The Faculty of Arts is seeking qualified sessional instructors to teach the following courses at the Brandon University Campus for the 2020/21 Regular session. Due to COVID-19, the fall/winter term courses may need to be delivered by an alternate format (e.g. synchronous online). Please apply by submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees in a single pdf file to the individual named below each specific course. Courses will run based on sufficient enrollment and budgetary restrictions.  For exact course times, please consult the Registration Guide at


Qualifications:                      A PhD is preferred; Master’s Degree or equivalent required
Start date:                               As noted by course in Registration Guide
Fall term begins September 9, 2020; Winter term begins January 5, 2021
Salary:                                          $6,205/3 credit hour course
Application Deadline:   June 10, 2020



16:090 Bookkeeping                                                    Fall term (1 section); Winter term (1 section)
This course is required for students intending to take 16:151 who have no prior background in accounting. It introduces students to the fundamentals of bookkeeping, from a manual perspective and also with the use of accounting software.
Please apply to


16:151 Introduction to Financial Accounting                                                                               Fall term
This course is an introduction to financial accounting principles and practices focusing on the effects of alternative accounting policies on an organization’s financial statements. This is not a bookkeeping course but examines accounting from a user perspective.
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16:160 Business Communications                         Fall term (1 section); Winter term (1 section)
The objective of this course is to provide students with the tools for effective written and oral communications in a business context. Written communications include business letters, reports and proposals. Oral communications include debates, speeches and presentations.
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16:261  Marketing Fundamentals                           Fall term (1 section); Winter term (1 section)
As an introductory course, Marketing Fundamentals is designed to help students explore marketing as a societal, consumer and managerial process. Although the broad focus is on understanding the societal and consumer implications of marketing activities, students will also adopt a managerial perspective to consider how marketing decisions about the choice of target markets and the development of product/service, price, promotion and distribution strategies influence the evolution of the exchange process and the satisfaction of buyer needs.
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16:292 Management                                                                                                                          Winter term
An examination of the basic principles of management in the context of public, private and NFP organizations and organizational structures. The roles of management at various levels will be examined and current issues as they relate to management discussed. Cases are a part of the content and method.
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16:355  Auditing                                                                                                                                  Winter term
The philosophy, concepts and principles of auditing. Basic techniques of auditing include statistical sampling and flowcharting, ethical and legal responsibilities of the auditor, and the operational audit are the topics that will be covered.
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16:367  Marketing Management                                                                                                   Fall term
Using a marketing simulation, this course is designed to assist students in acquiring skill and experience in strategic marketing decision-making. By understanding how changes in markets, industries, external environments and organizational strengths and weaknesses crate marketing opportunities and threats, students are exposed to the role of strategic marketing decision-maker by developing and executing target market and positioning strategies in a competitive marketing strategy environment.
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16:368 Marketing Research                                                                                                          Fall term
This course seeks to assist students in acquiring an understanding of basic marketing research concepts and practice that facilitates the systematic specification, collection and analysis of information relevant for marketing decision-making. The course is organized around a research project in which students will be responsible for conceiving, executing, analyzing and reporting the results of an original marketing research project for a business client.
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16:482 Organizational Change and Development                                                            Winter term
This course presents a practical model for linking preventive, informal and formal methods of system design of change management within an institutional framework. Participants learn how to integrate the theory and practice of contemporary interest-based communications and conflict management with other internal organizational policies and initiatives to support improved organizational effectiveness.
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16:483 Leadership: Theory and Practice                                                                            Winter term
This course covers key leadership and management skills such as clarifying personal vision, coaching, goal setting, conflict management, stress management, conflict resolution, crisis management, behaviourism of leadership, emotional intelligence, and communication skills. Major competency models of leadership and management are covered so that students become familiar with the research practice of leadership development.
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16:492 Business Negotiations                                                                                                 Fall term
This course teaches both oral and written communication and negotiations strategies, and the tactics of how best to understand and function in the corporate world. The course is heavily weighted on the theoretical models, practical exercises and participation in a diversity of business negotiation exercises. The course will also deal with the background factors and dynamics of the negotiations process outside of the formal requirements of labour legislation and human resources processes.
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30:145 Contemporary Literature                                                                                              Winter term
This survey introduces students to a rich variety of fiction, poetry, and drama in English, with focus on particular nations or cultural themes. Each section of the course is unique and is designed for students to learn the vocabulary of literary studies. The course emphasizes writing skills, with at least three essay assignments, and students will receive help, wherever needed, in planning, developing, and writing effective essays.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:147 Literary traditions                                                           Fall (1 section) Winter (1 section)
This survey introduces students to a rich variety of fiction, poetry, and drama in English, with focus on historical content. Each section of the course is unique and is designed for students to learn the vocabulary of literary studies. The course emphasizes writing skills, with at least three essay assignments, and students will receive help, wherever needed, in planning, developing, and writing effective essays.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:274 Creative Writing                                                                                                            Fall (1 section)
Creative Writing provides students with an organized and intensive approach to writing fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, and film. The course requires the completion of in-class exercises, regular writing assignments, a term project, and readings from various genres and critical perspectives. Topics for study include structure, style, voice, genre, audience, narrative, and meaning. The course will stress the important relationship between writing and reading.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:331 Life without Shakespeare                                                                                           Fall term
A study of early English drama from the sixteenth century to the Restoration, excluding Shakespeare. Students will learn to understand and appreciate major genres such as revenge tragedies, domestic tragedies, and Restoration comedy, drawn from dramatists such as Marlowe, Kyd, Fletcher and Beaumont, Heywood, Dekker, Etherege, Congreve, Dryden and Behn. The plays will be chosen and studied according to a theme, which is subject to change from year to year. Themes may include, but are not limited to, the body, food and drink, music, and nature.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:339 Shakespeare I                                                                                                                  Fall term
Shakespeare I takes a primarily historical approach to the study of Shakespeare’s plays, considering their social, political, religious, and cultural context. The course deals with difficult but illuminating questions such as, “what did Shakespeare’s plays look like when they were first performed?” and “How might Shakespeare’s original audiences have reacted to his plays?” By means of close readings, the course will examine representative Shakespearean tragedies, comedies, tragicomedies, and histories, but not duplicating any texts studied in Shakespeare II. Students will be able to articulate their responses to the plays through class discussions, persuasive essays, and group performances. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:340 Shakespeare II                                                                                                             Winter term
By means of extensive readings of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry-both close and aloud- we will analyze the plays and poems that have become so foundational to English literature. Paying attention to current criticism and analysis of Shakespeare, we will also consider what our understanding and use of Shakespeare says about our own society.  We will consider various genres of drama in the Shakespeare canon, reading representational comedies, tragedies, histories, and tragicomedies, in addition to selections of his poetry. Shakespeare II will not duplicate the texts studied in Shakespeare I. The course will consider Shakespeare’s plays and poetry in connection with a particular critical “theme” that may change from year to year. Themes may include, but are not limited to, gender/sexuality, ecocriticism, animal studies, music etc.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:353 Creative Writing – Poetry                                                                                           Winter term
An advanced creative writing workshop in contemporary poetry and poetics. Students will read and discuss examples of exciting, innovative Canadian and international poetry and statements of poetics. Students will hand in new poetry for workshopping on a regular basis (weekly or bi-weekly). Attendance, adequate preparation, and participation in workshop discussion are mandatory. The final assignment is a portfolio of revised, polished poetry, developed during the course.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:358 Screenwriting                                                                                                            Winter term
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of screenwriting. Areas of study will include structure, scene, character, narrative, dialogue, and format. Students will be required to complete several writing assignments, in-class exercises, readings and a term project. Class participation, especially in workshop discussions and film analysis seminars, is expected.
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose


30:360 The Age of Beheadings                                                                                          Winter term
A study of representative English literature from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The course will include texts by authors such as Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Herbert, Donne, Lanyer, Jonson, and Milton. Students will learn to read and understand both literary forms (such as sonnets, metaphysical poetry, narrative fiction, and epic poetry), and also early modern devices (such as puns, blazons, allusions, and paradoxes).
Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose



 32:165 Survey Western Art I                                                                                               Fall term
This course provides an introductory survey of art and architecture of the Western world from early historic times though the 18th century. We will focus on significant and representative art objects from historical periods, including sculpture, painting, and when most relevant, architecture.
Please apply to Kevin DeForest



54:155 Canada to Confederation                                                                                Fall term (2 sections)
A survey of the history of the peoples of the northern half of North America until Canadian Confederation.
Please apply to Dr. David Winter


54:256 Medieval Britain                                                                                                                  Winter term
This course is a survey of the main developments in the history of Britain (400 – 1485). Beginning with the collapse of the Roman Empire and ending with the War of the Roses. It will include such topics as the spread of Christianity, the Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman Invasions, the Black Death, the development of kingship, as well as analyses of family and gender history.
Please apply to Dr. David Winter


54:332 Themes in History                                                                                                                 Winter term
Themes courses are designed primarily for History Majors, although they may be taken by History Minors and others who are suitably qualified. This course is offered only to students who are interested in the topic and who are in their second year of above. A themes course is offered only if library resources are suitable and if a member of the Department is willing to offer the class. The work normally consists of lectures, readings and essays.
Please apply to Dr. David Winter


54:357 North American Environmental History                                                                        Fall term
This course explores the environmental history of the United states and Canada (and with some attention on Mexico), focusing on human interaction with the natural world from pre-Columbian through contemporary times, Topics covered include Native North Americans and nature, conservation history, urban and suburban environments, wildlife issues, forestry history, the environmental movement, and more recent energy and environmental justice topics.
Please apply to Dr. David Winter


54:369 The Crusades                                                                                                                       Winter term
This class will examine the origins, course and effects of the Crusading movement as an expression of Western culture and society in the High Middle Ages. Central themes will include: the ideology of Holy War; the strategy and logistics of crusading warfare; the creation of the Crusader States and the military orders; religious intolerance and cultural exchange as well as the “invention” of the crusade in modern histiography.
Please apply to Dr. David Winter


54:452 Senior Seminar in Social & Intellectual History                                                      Winter term
A seminar for advanced students in history. Topics will be determined by student and faculty interests.
Please apply to Dr. David Winter



 68:151 Introduction to Native Studies I                                                                                   Winter term
A basic course designed to acquaint the student with the area of Native Studies. Native Studies I covers the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian Government, including Treaties, the Indian Act, Reserve systems, political and constitutional questions, family issues, education, health care, economic development, the justice system and land claims.
Please apply to Dr. Rosanne Gasse

68:155 Introduction to Cree Language I                                                                                   Fall term
This course develops basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Cree, as well as some knowledge of its phonetic and grammatical structure.
Please apply to Dr. Rosanne Gasse


68:156 Introduction to Cree Language II                                                                               Winter term
A continuation of 68:155.
Please apply to Dr. Rosanne Gasse


68:381 Advanced Ojibway                                                                                                            Winter term
This course is a continuation of 68:262. It assumes basic speaking ability, emphasizes phonetic and grammatical structure, and presents the knowledge necessary for effective teaching of the language. Students will also be introduced to the growing body of scholarship dealing with the realization of critically endangered Indigenous languages. This includes an examination of diverse immersion programs and curriculum design projects. As part of this course, students will be expected to develop an instructional module appropriate for a 100-level Ojibway language course.
Please apply to Dr. Rosanne Gasse



78:376 Russian Politics                                                                                                                  Fall term
A study of the governmental institutions and the political processes of Russia, in light of the significant changes that have taken place in recent years in ideology, socio-economic and political systems. The role of the Commonwealth of Independent States will be examined.
Please apply to Dr. Kelly Saunders

78:460 Issues in Canadian Government and Politics                                                        Fall term
A critical study of current issues affecting the Canadian political system.
Please apply to Dr. Kelly Saunders



90:154 Introduction to Sociology                                                                                              Fall term
An examination of the central concepts, perspectives, and methods sociology apples to the study of human behavior and society. The topics include: social organization, culture, socialization crime and social control, inequality, and gender and sexuality.
Please apply to Dr. Scott Grills


90:157 Social Problems                                                                                                                Fall term
This course is a survey of major contemporary social problems. Relevant theories and research findings in areas such as poverty, drug addiction, alcoholism, illness and health care, family problems, work and unemployment will be examined.
Please apply to Dr. Scott Grills



99:090 Fundamentals of University                                                                                     Fall term
This course is designed to introduce students to the academic and personal skills needed for university success.  Topics covered include: university expectations, library resources, how to analyze information for relevance and accuracy, how to summarize and cite information appropriately, effective academic computing skills, and self-regulation strategies including time management.
Please apply to Katie Gross


99:175 Fundamentals of Inquiry                                             Fall (1 section) Winter (1 section)
Students will develop the academic skills necessary for university success and examine how multiple disciplines approach central questions.  This course will explore critical thinking, reading and writing, learning strategies, and conducting research. Tutorials will allow students to complete exercises and explore the relationship of the student to the greater academic community in a small group setting led by student mentors.
Please apply to Katie Gross




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