Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University

Credit-Free Instructor, Public Relations and Communications Management



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Credit-Free Instructor, Public Relations and Communications Management

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Job Type

Hourly (for Contract)

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MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


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, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 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 Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension

The Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension at Mount Royal University invites applications for a part-time sessional appointment.

Mount Royal University has provided continuing education to the Calgary community and beyond for more than 60 years. We offer more than 1,000 courses and 100 certificate and diploma programs and have more than 50,000 course registrations each year. Our courses cover a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to social services, business, and health. These courses are offered in a variety of formats on campus, online, in the workplace, and in the community.

About the Role

The department is seeking an enthusiastic professional interested in sharing their knowledge, passion, and expertise to teach in the following program.

Public Relations and Communications Management Extension Certificate

(Live, Online and Online)

  • Courses may include:
  • Fundamentals of Public Relations and Communications Management
  • Applied Writing and Editing for Public Relations
  • Business Basics for the PR Practitioner
  • Social Media Strategies and Crisis Communication
  • Communication Research, Evaluation and Analytics
  • In your application, please specify ALL course(s) you would feel comfortable teaching.

    Please see our website for further program and course details: https: //



  • Lesson preparation
  • Marking/grading of assignments
  • Providing timely written and verbal feedback to students
  • Course outline preparation
  • Facilitate course delivery using approved curriculum, learning materials and platform
  • Review and revision of course assessments with the program team as required
  • Applying relevant policies (academic accommodations, Code of Student Academic Integrity, etc.)
  • Online instruction

  • Hosting virtual Google Meet sessions with students as required
  • Posting regular announcements and participating in discussion board threads
  • Accessing the course daily; however, there are no predetermined times of the day an instructor is required to be online in asynchronous offerings
  • Administration

  • Timely marking and submission of course grades
  • Maintaining regular contact with the program administrative team
  • Participating in occasional instructor meetings and individual meetings with the program coordinator as required
  • Qualifications
  • Post-secondary and/or industry credential in a related field
  • 3 - 5 years of work experience in the public relations industry or in a role where public relations principles and practices are applied
  • Experience teaching, training, presenting or public speaking
  • Familiarity with the principles of adult education and experience teaching adult learners
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace
  • Familiarity with the D2L learning management system is an asset
  • Online instructors must have reliable equipment and internet service throughout the entire period of the course
  • Closing Date: April 3, 2024

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document Title.pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others currently eligible to work in Canada will be given priority.

    Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

    Job details


    Credit-Free Instructor, Public Relations and Communications Management


    Mount Royal University




    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 03, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    Mount Royal University is a well-established public university which was founded in 1910. This is a Canadian university which was created following a charter by the Alberta provincial government. It became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College, which offered transfer courses to the University of Alberta and later to the University of Calgary. In 1972, it shifted its base to a new campus in Lincoln Park, which was previously an air force base. It is in the year 2009 that this institution was granted its university status. In 2017, this university was awarded the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation joining 44 universities which are excelling in the field of social innovation and change-making. The university currently offers 12-degree programmes and 32 majors with an average class size of 29 students.

    This university comprises various faculties, including a number of interesting fields of study. The Arts faculty of this university teaches subjects such as economics, justice, and policy studies, English, languages, and cultures, humanities, interior design, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The Bisset School of Business of this university specialises in subjects such as accounting, aviation, finance, general management, human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, social innovation and supply chain management. This university's School of Communication Studies focuses on subjects like broadcast media studies, information design, journalism and public relations.

    The university's Faculty of Health, Community and Education comprise Child Studies and Social Work, Education, Health and Physical Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology includes child studies and social work, education, health and physical education, as well as School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology features biology, chemistry and physics, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics and computing. The university also has the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension. This university has numerous institutes, such as Institute for Community Prosperity, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and International Education.

    Its centres include the Centre for Community Disaster Research, Centre for Child Well-Being and Iniskim Centre. This university also has a library - Riddell Library and Learning Centre which was opened in 2017. With a seating capacity of 1,700 people, the library comprises 34 study rooms, 3-D printing facilities, and a cafe. This university also has a huge list of notable alumni which include Indo-Canadian Singer The PropheC, classical pianist Yuja Wang, Canadian actor Kavan Smith, Emmy-winning composer Dave Pierce, professional voice actor Kirby Morrow, motivational speaker Alvin Law, professional wrestler Bret Hart, and Emmy award-winning news anchor Chris Gailus

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