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Mechanical Engineering Technology - Curriculum Development

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This position will remain open until filled.

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Position Information

Position Title Mechanical Engineering Technology - Curriculum Development
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 Trades and Technology is actively seeking a talented Mechanical Engineering Technologist/Technologists to take on the pivotal role of reviewing and developing curriculum and labs within our institution. As a key member of our team, you will be instrumental in shaping our educational programs to meet the evolving needs of industry. To facilitate your success, we are committed to providing curriculum development resources and other experts in the area of course development.

Areas for Program Curriculum Development

Developers may be asked for input in all areas of the program the specific courses/topics for review and development are as follows:
  • Material Science
  • Fabrication and Manufacturing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering CAD
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Dynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Mechanical Design
  • CNC Manufacturing
  • Reliability and Failure Analysis
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Building Systems

We understand the importance of flexibility and work-life balance, therefore, a significant portion of the development work can be carried out remotely with flexible hours. While some on-campus presence may be required for collaboration and hands-on aspects, this role offers a unique blend of autonomy and teamwork.

If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for advancing education in mechanical engineering technology and thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply and contribute to the innovation and excellence of our academic programs.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s School Trades and Technology is the third largest Skilled Trades Apprenticeship training provider in Alberta, offering training in 14 Apprenticeship trades and two Engineering Technology Diplomas. 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:
Kevin Seim, Associate Dean
School of Trades and Technology
Phone: (403) 342-3146
Required Qualifications
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Certified Engineering Technologist
  • 5 Years post-graduation work Experience as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional Engineering Technologist P. Tech or Professional Licensee Engineer (P.L.Eng) in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 plus years post-graduation experience as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Experience writing and developing curriculum and or technical procedures.
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
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-027
Faculty Employment Type Term-Certain Part-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 04/08/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain) 06/28/2024
FTE 0.1
Hours of Work
Open Date 04/01/2024
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
This position will remain open until filled.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents