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Sessional Instructors, 2017 Spring & Summer Sessions, Faculty of Nursing

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Job ID: 12195

Updated: March 29, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing is seeking sessional nursing instructors to teach undergraduate level courses for the 2017 Spring and Summer Sessions as follows:

Spring and Summer Sessions (May 8 - August 31, 2017)

  • TERM 4, NURS 389 - Integrating Nursing Roles & Practices II - community setting
  • TERM 7, NURS 499 - Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices V - Oncology and Perinatal Specialties
  • TERM 7, NURS 589 - Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices V - Oncology and Palliative Theory

We are seeking applicants with nursing practice in the community and acute care environments particularly those with previous nursing practice education experience.  Practice education takes place both on and off campus.  Scheduling varies and may include a combination of days and evening shifts, Monday through Friday.

The successful applicants are required to be available during that entire period(s). Sessional Instructors are provided with exceptional orientation, mentorship, and ongoing professional development. The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B.  Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate low to high-fidelity simulation activities within the Clinical Simulation Learning Centre
  • Work effectively with small groups of students on-campus or in off campus settings in the assisted living or acute care
  • Participate in team meetings related to the practice course and faculty governance
  • Participate in student assessment and evaluations on and off campus
  • Seek excellence in teaching by applying various teaching strategies and working with colleagues
  • Encourage and foster an environment of inquiry and valuing of evidence informed practice


Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. A Master’s degree is normally required and preferred especially for the theory classes, although candidates with BN/BScN preparation will be considered.

Enhanced Abilities:   

  • Application of adult teaching/learning principles
  • Use of nursing process and conceptual frameworks assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation
  • Communication and collaboration skills with other health professionals
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Evaluation and promotions of student problem solving and critical thinking
  • Ability to critique student performance and provide meaningful feedback
  • Prioritizing and meeting competing demands/requirements of varied settings
  • Computer skills in word processing, email and internet access
  • Experience in clinical teaching, mentoring and supervision of students

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Qualified applicants should specify the name of course(s)/term(s) they would like to be considered for and submit a letter of interest along with a current CV and names and contact information of three references electronically to:

Dr. Graham McCaffrey, Associate Dean, Faculty of Nursing
University of Calgary, PF2277
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB   T2N 1N4

The deadline for applications is March 27, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Nursing visit Careers in the Faculty of Nursing.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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