Plumbing Instructor – Part Time

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Plumbing Instructor – Part Time
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic

  • Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
  • Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
  • Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description

As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all of the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunities for professional development, growth, and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

Teaching: The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence-based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success: The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development: The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits: The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of our institution, and improves communities.

Community Contributions: The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their expertise to the betterment of our institution and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities
The School of Education and Trades is looking for a Part-time Plumbing Instructor to teach content in the Plumbing Apprenticeship program and develop select components of the content. Employment start date will be as soon as possible.

Responsibilities of the Plumbing Instructor – Part-Time include:

  • Instruct the theory and shop components of the Alberta Plumbing Apprenticeship program
  • Develop instructional content for a limited number of established learning outcomes
  • Participate in school and program committees
  • Program promotion and student recruitment

Red Deer Polytechnic’s School of Education and Trades is the third-largest Apprenticeship training
provider in Alberta, offering training in 13 Apprenticeship trades. Our School’s size and program diversity offered in national-class facilities and adjacent to innovation centers in manufacturing and alternative energy means our students have access to a wide range of experiences, expertise, and technologies. We pride ourselves in our instructors’ ability to create meaningful, professional connections with our students and with employers in the sectors we serve, resulting in competent, successful graduates. RDP is a major sponsor of Skills Canada Alberta and has seen many of our students excel in Skills competitions provincially, nationally, and at World Skills.

For further information contact:
David Pye
Associate Dean School of Education and Trades
Phone: (403) 343-4005
Required Qualifications
  • Alberta Journeyman Certificate in Plumbing
  • Inter-provincial Red Seal Certificate
  • Minimum 5 years post-Journeyman work experience
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Aptitude for mentoring and coaching others
  • Comfortable with public speaking, and able to convey course subjects to diverse students and learning styles
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with Journeyman certification in one or more
additional related trades.
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Part-time instructors receive an additional 14% of the gross salary in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer Polytechnic has been a pivotal part of central Alberta for nearly six decades. Since our story began as Red Deer College in 1964, we have proudly served our learners and communities. Now, with our new designation as Red Deer Polytechnic, the institution continues to grow across its breadth of credentials, programs, and collaborative opportunities. Looking to our exciting future, Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking highly qualified, committed faculty and staff to be part of the team of employees who will help us realize our vision.

Red Deer Polytechnic Strategic Vision: To be the post-secondary institution of choice serving learners and communities through leadership, excellence, and innovation and demonstrating system shaping leadership for an emerging world.

At Red Deer Polytechnic we:

  • Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines and credentials and encourage innovative experiences that prepare learners for successful careers and lives.
  • Provide robust supports and resources to assist in personal and professional growth.
  • Value fresh ideas from individuals who are new to teaching, and those who want to translate years of experience to a meaningful legacy with the next generation.
  • Focus on research that is applied and that enriches students’ experiences and helps solve everyday issues.
  • Hold in high regard diversity, inclusion, and an environment that values everyone.
  • Provide opportunities to challenge and support the mind, body, and spirit, and to engage in personal and professional empowerment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and demonstrate this commitment as signatories to the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol.

For More Information: About Red Deer Polytechnic
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-F-013
Faculty Employment Type Term-Certain Part-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 02/28/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 06/30/2023
FTE .333
Hours of Work
Open Date 02/13/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required.  We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code.  To request an accommodation, please contact  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References Names and Contact Information
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents