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School of Trades and Technology Instructor(s)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

We are collecting resumes for future openings and will be reviewing these applications as additional opportunities become available. You’ll be asked questions as part of this application to help the hiring team determine which type of role could work best for you. If you have any questions before application, please email stt@rdpolytech.ca.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title School of Trades and Technology Instructor(s)
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Red Deer Polytechnic’s School of Trades and Technology will be hiring multiple Instructors for the next academic year! As the Alberta economy continues to grow, the demand for apprentices in Alberta is very high. Red Deer Polytechnic has seen tremendous growth over the last year and is very well-positioned to meet the challenge of accommodating more apprenticeship students in the future. This is your opportunity to be a part of this exciting period by helping to shape the future of apprentices in Alberta! Our facilities and programs are world-class and are growing fast, and we are planning for the future!

All you need is your Alberta Journeypersons Certification, Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate (where applicable), a minimum of five years post-journeyperson work experience, and a strong determined desire to train the next generation of Trades people for the future while sharing your own valuable industry sector experiences.

We are collecting resumes for future openings and will be reviewing these applications as additional opportunities become available. You’ll be asked questions as part of this application to help the hiring team determine which type of role could work best for you. If you have any questions prior to application, please email stt@rdpolytech.ca.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s School Trades and Technology is the third largest Skilled Trades Apprenticeship training provider in Alberta, offering training in 15 Apprenticeship trades and two Engineering Technology Diplomas. Our school’s diverse programs are offered in national-class facilities and adjacent to innovation centers in manufacturing and alternative energy. This 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 which results 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.

RDP hires into three categories of Instructors:

Part-Time:
  • Part-time Instructors have a variety of start and end dates with contracts usually lasting 8 weeks in length.
  • This role is ideal for those looking to try out teaching for a short period of time.

Sessional:
  • Sessional instructors work full-time for the school year from August to June.
  • This role is ideal for those looking to jump into teaching, build relationships with students and experience what it feels like to be an Instructor at RDP.

Continuous Probationary:
  • Continuous Probationary Instructors join RDP permanently after successfully completing a probationary period.
  • This role is ideal for those with teaching experience and those looking to make an impact on their program, building curriculum and ensuring ongoing program success.

Class times take place during the day and evening and can be in-person or blended which means theory is taught online and practical skills is taught on-campus. Our instructors have flexibility to do non-instructional work like grading and course preparations during the time that works best for them.
Position Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Trades Instructors:
  • Maintain, develop, and instruct the theory and shop components of Alberta Apprenticeship program.
  • Teach students in a classroom and/or shop with flexibility for face-to-face, hybrid, or online course delivery.
  • Create a stimulating, effective and learner-centered environment which includes preparing, reviewing, and updating course material.
  • Provide ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance to students.
  • Participate in school, program, and other polytechnic service committees.
  • Support program promotion and student recruitment initiatives.

Instructors uphold the professional responsibilities of faculty and demonstrate RDP organizational values by following related policies and practices. They are supported by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship and are provided with a comprehensive onboarding experience to help ensure their success.
Required Qualifications
  • Alberta Journeypersons Certification with Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate (where applicable) in one of the 15 Apprenticeship trades taught at RDP.
  • A minimum of five years post-journeyperson 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 topics to diverse students and learning styles.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching post-secondary students through both in-person and online formats.
  • Journeyperson certification in two or more additional related trades.
  • Experience working with and mentoring apprentices in the workplace.
  • Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice.
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Compensation is determined by related experience and education.
Benefits and Compensation Information
Part-time instructors:
  • Receive an additional 14% of their gross salary in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.
  • Part-time instructors are not eligible for comprehensive health and dental benefits packages.
  • Eligible for individual professional development funding, additional free professional development opportunities offered through the institution.
Sessional instructors:
  • Receive paid time off between Christmas and New Year general holidays as well as 8% of their gross salary in lieu of vacation.
  • Eligible for a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, including a Health Spending Account.
  • Eligible for individual professional development funding, additional free professional development opportunities offered through the institution, and tuition free classes for RDP credit courses for you as well as your immediate family members.
Continuous Probationary:
  • Receive 45 days of paid vacation annually in addition to paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year
  • Eligible for comprehensive benefits health and dental package, including a Health Spending Account.
  • Eligible for individual professional development funding, additional free professional development opportunities offered through the institution, and tuition free classes for RDP credit courses for you as well as your immediate family members.

*Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits is 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-032
Faculty Employment Type Sessional
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 08/06/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain)
FTE
Hours of Work
Open Date 04/16/2024
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 Peopleandculture@rdpolytech.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Compensation is determined by related experience and education. The Faculty Association at Red Deer Polytechnic (FARDP) and the related collective agreement provides information on compensation for Instructors at Red Deer Polytechnic.
Special Instructions to Applicants
We are collecting resumes for future openings and will be reviewing these applications as additional opportunities become available. You’ll be asked questions as part of this application to help the hiring team determine which type of role could work best for you. If you have any questions before application, please email stt@rdpolytech.ca.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have an Alberta Journeyperson Certificate? If yes, please provide the name of the trade(s) that you have received the certification for.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Do you have an Interprovincial Red Seal? If yes, please provide the name of the trade that you have received the certification for.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. What trade(s) would you like to teach in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. What course delivery method would work best for you?
    • In Person only
    • Blended only (Theory taught online and practical components taught on campus in shops/labs)
    • No Preference - In person or blended
  5. Having reviewed the three types of positions available for Trades Instructors, what type of work are you interested in?
    • Part Time (part-time employment, various start/end dates between August - June)
    • Sessional (full time employment from August to June)
    • Continuous Probationary (full-time, permanent employment)
    • Open to all opportunities

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents