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Bachelor of Science, Nursing Instructor(s) - Continuous Appointment (Probationary)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

We are currently recruiting for two positions:
  • One position commences on April 30,2024
  • Second position commencing on Aug 7, 2024

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Bachelor of Science, Nursing Instructor(s) - Continuous Appointment (Probationary)
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 School of Health and Wellness at Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is currently inviting applications for two full-time probationary continuous Instructors in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, commencing April 30, 2024 and August 7, 2024.

The BScN program is a four-year collaborative degree with the University of Alberta. It is approved by the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta. Graduates receive their BScN and are eligible to write the NCLEX examination leading to licensure as an RN.

The BScN program provides exceptional opportunities to work closely with students, faculty and staff in an innovative, supportive environment that promotes creativity, scholarship, and commitment to student success. RDP offers an excellent professional development program that helps faculty to continuously develop skills, knowledge, and expertise specific to teaching and learning as well as their respective discipline.

All four years of the degree program are taught by RDP faculty. Faculty may be assigned instructional workload that requires travel to urban and rural locations in addition to teaching on the RDP campus.

Faculty may be assigned instructional workload that requires travel to urban and rural locations in addition to teaching on the RDP campus. Travel and related expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel and Related Expenses policy. Faculty may be assigned to instructional workload as required to support program needs.

Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):
  • Teaching students in classroom, lab, and/or clinical settings with flexibility for both face-to-face and online course delivery.
  • Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
  • Preparing, reviewing and/or updating course material.
  • Marking, grading, and evaluation of student work.
  • Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance to students.
  • Actively contributing and participating in program planning, curriculum development & review, project work, and scholarly activity.
  • Participating in School and Polytechnic-wide initiatives and/or committees.
  • Upholding the Professional Responsibilities of Faculty at RDP, which are described within the Faculty Performance Policy.
  • Demonstrating and promoting RDP organizational values and following RDP policies and practices.

For more information contact:
Daphne Kennedy
Associate Dean
School of Health and Wellness
Phone: (403) 314-2451
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or related discipline
  • Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)
  • Recent clinical / practical experience
  • Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
  • Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate (HSF-BLS Provider)
  • Driver’s License
  • Police Information Check
  • Current immunizations as per RDP requirements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant PhD or PhD in progress
  • Recent adult health (medicine/surgery) or mental health experience
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
This role is classified as a Continuous Probationary Instructor. Continuous Probationary Instructors at Red Deer Polytechnic are employed full-time throughout the entire year. They participate in a probationary period which shall normally be three years in length.

The Faculty Association at Red Deer Polytechnic (FARDP) and the related collective agreement provides further information on compensation and probationary, continuous appointment positions for Instructors at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Compensation for this role is determined by the highest academic credential received and related experience.

The successful candidate will also receive:
  • 45 days of paid vacation annually in addition to paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year
  • Comprehensive benefits health and dental package, including a Health Spending Account.
  • Individual professional development funding, additional free professional development opportunities offered through the institution, and tuition free classes.
*Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits dependent upon the FARDP Collective Agreement and related RDP policies.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2030 Strategic 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.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2024-F-002
Faculty Employment Type Continuous Probationary
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 04/30/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain)
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work
Open Date 01/26/2024
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
We are currently recruiting for two positions:
  • One position commences on April 30,2024
  • Second position commencing on Aug 7, 2024

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select which start date you are interested in.
    • April 30, 2024
    • August 6, 2024
    • Either position

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents