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Faculty of Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology Lab Instructor/Facilitator- Fall 2024 & Winter 2025

Job ID: 31747
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 02, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


The University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing is seeking an Anatomy and Physiology Lab Instructor/Facilitator for the Fall Semester 2024 and Winter Semester 2025 as follows:

  • FALL SEMESTER (September 1 – December 31, 2024)
  • WINTER SEMESTER (January 1 – April 30, 2025)

We are seeking applicants with a strong Anatomy and Physiology knowledge base, particularly those with previous nursing education and/or clinical experience. Teaching will be on-campus and on-line and may include a combination of days, Monday through Friday. The successful applicants are required to be available for scheduled lab sessions in the Fall and Winter terms. 

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 at for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Anatomy lab learning sessions via digital cadaver programs and the use of models
  • Facilitate case study learning sessions with students in the areas of anatomy and physiology
  • Supervise student experimental and tutorial work, which will include teaching short lab introductions on topics in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Maintain the lab area - including the set up and take down of lab equipment, maintenance of the equipment and inventory
  • Exhibit proficiency in the on-line cadaver program use / troubleshoot student issues
  • Assist students and staff to follow safe lab practices as set out by the university
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the course coordinator to go over lab content 
  • Contribute to student evaluation with possible grading of lab reports or quizzes
  • 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 
  • Providing possible lab support to on-line students

Candidates must have a strong knowledge base in the fields of Human Anatomy and Physiology. Masters degree in the area of Human Anatomy and Physiology (or related field) would be preferred. Teaching experience in the area of Anatomy and Physiology would be preferred. Experience working in a teaching laboratory would be an asset.

Applied Experience:   

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • Be approachable and clear in student expectations.
  • Be willing to meet with students and provide mentorship
  • Be comfortable in a laboratory teaching role
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and take initiative to correct them 

Enhanced Abilities:    

  • Application of adult teaching/learning principles
  • Communication and collaboration skills with other health professionals
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Evaluation and promotions of student problem solving and critical thinking

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a current CV and names and contact information for three references by applying online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Please note that the application process allows for only four attachments, which may require you to merge documents.

Dr. Catherine Laing, Associate Dean, Faculty of Nursing 
University of Calgary, PF2240
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB   T2N 1N4 

We thank you for your application. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Nursing, click here.

About the University of Calgary

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About Calgary, Alberta

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