Postdoctoral scholars can explore teaching opportunities with their department/faculty/related units. Guest lectures can be arranged with faculty members. There are many teaching workshops, sessions, online materials, courses and conferences open to postdocs to gain pedagogical training.

The Postdoctoral Fellows Policy notes that with the prior agreement of the supervising faculty member(s), PDFs may undertake teaching responsibilities up to a maximum of one full course per term. 

Graduate Teaching and Learning Program (GTL)

Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to participate in this program. While not eligible to notation added to their transcripts, postdocs can receive a letter indicating completion of the different levels. If you have already completed similar training prior to your fellowship at the University of Alberta, please contact Dr. Jay Friesen (jayf@ualberta.ca) or Dr. Rob Desjardins (robertd1@ualberta.ca) to discuss an appropriate level of entry into the program.

Postdoc Specific Sessions

Developing my teaching philosophy
Do you need some space to work on your teaching philosophy or maybe you need to create one?  Here's a great opportunity to explore what teaching means to you and how you want to craft your teaching statement.

October 31, 2023 
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm MST
Education Bldg, ED South Room 255

Register in campusBridge

What is a teaching dossier? 
In today's academic arena you will need a teaching  portfolio or dossier.  This session will cover what you will want to include so that you can have a competitive CV/academic application.

October 25, 2023
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm MST
Virtual Zoom

Register is campusBridge 

To register in campusBridge, you will need to create a staff account. 


Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

CTL provides teaching support to the entire University community and this can extend from one-on-one course redesign to large keynote presentations. Here are some key options: