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Accounting Instructor – Sessional

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position will remain open until filled; however, the first review of applicants will begin on April 24, 2023.

This position is subject to budget approval.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Accounting Instructor – Sessional
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 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 opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

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 Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities
The Donald School of Business, Science, and Technology is seeking a Sessional Accounting Instructor for the 2023/2024 academic year with a broad range of business experience and a specialized background in Accounting to teach in the Business Certificate, Business Diploma, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs. 

Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that allow them to teach Accounting courses to a wide range of learners. The successful candidate will also have a passion for teaching theory using applied learning strategies in a flexible learning environment. A desire to innovate in the achievement of learning outcomes is required. There is an expectation to engage in scholarship and contribute to research supervision at the undergraduate level.

The Donald School of Business, Science, and Technology at Red Deer Polytechnic is a growing, learner-centred community that advances the mission of Red Deer Polytechnic to strengthen and enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta. The Donald School of Business, Science, and Technology contributes to the vitality and strength of the economy and businesses of Central Alberta through the development of graduates that work and excel in the region.

The DSBST contributes to Red Deer Polytechnic’s comprehensive mix of programming, offering learners a range of credentials including certificates, post-diploma and graduate certificates, diplomas, university transfer programs, and collaborative degrees. We continue to evolve as a School, seeking opportunities to offer innovative new programs and credentials to serve our learners. Our priority is to deliver an exceptional learning environment for our students by focusing on excellence in teaching in learning and experiential opportunities both inside and outside the classroom that contribute to their future success.

The Donald School of Business, Science, and Technology programs:
  • Administrative Professional Certificate
  • Aviation Certificate
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (University Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (University Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences
  • Business Certificate
  • Business Diploma
  • Computer Programming Diploma
  • Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate
  • Legal Assistant Diploma
  • Machine Learning Analyst Diploma
  • Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
  • University Sciences Diploma

For further information contact:
Lisa Verbisky, Associate Dean
Donald School of Business, Science, and Technology
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline from a recognized institution
  • One of the following designations or equivalent: CMA, CGA, CA, or CPA (multiple accounting designations would be a strong asset)
  • Five years’ experience working in the Accounting field
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment

Preferred Qualifications
Combination of:
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Doctorate degree in relevant discipline
  • Strong record of research
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and teaching experience at the post-secondary level
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including Alberta Blue Cross extended health and dental plans, and health spending account. There is a tuition waiver for RDP credit courses for you as well as your immediate family members, as well as opportunities for professional development funding. The Local Authorities Pension Plan is also offered as an option to those who have served a waiting period.  There is paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays. This position also offers an additional 8% of the regular salary in lieu of vacation. 
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 is guided by the foundational statements in our 2022-2027 Strategic Transformation Plan:
Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.
Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.

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-022
Faculty Employment Type Sessional
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 04/25/2024
Hours of Work
Open Date 04/04/2023
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position will remain open until filled; however, the first review of applicants will begin on April 24, 2023.

This position is subject to budget approval.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

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