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Sessional Nursing Instructors, Grad Program, Faculty of Nursing (Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025, Summer 2025)

Job ID: 31866
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 17, 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 Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary is seeking Sessional Nursing Instructors to teach graduate level courses in Addictions and Mental Health. The courses are part of the Graduate Certificate Laddered Pathway to Master of Nursing Program.  Instruction of the courses will take place in the Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Spring 2025, Summer 2025 semesters.

Courses include:

NURS 612: Theories and Models of Addiction and Mental Health: Advanced Assessment, Screening, and Practice Implications
NURS 614Therapeutic Practices: Treatment Planning and Recovery
NURS 616Integration of Addictions and Mental Health Knowledge, Values, and Practices
NURS 618: Specialized Practice Demonstration: Advancing Addictions and Mental Health Practice

We are seeking applicants with nursing practice experience in addictions and mental health environments, particularly those with experience in nursing education. Candidates should be well versed interventions and therapeutic practices for symptom management and optimizing functioning in recovery framework including therapeutic relationships, counseling (individual, group, family), motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychopharmacology, and mindfulness.

The courses are delivered online and include synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. Flexibility for availability varies and may include a combination of days, evenings, and weekends for teaching, office hours, and answering student e-mails.

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:

  • Work effectively with small groups of students in online environments
  • Participate in team meetings related to teaching and faculty governance
  • Apply various teaching strategies to support student learning in an online environment
  • Participate in student assessment and evaluations
  • 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 required, and a PhD is preferred.

Applied Experience:   

  • Current practice experience related addictions and mental health
  • Experience in teaching, mentoring and supervising students

Enhanced Abilities:    

  • Application of adult teaching/learning principles
  • 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

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Please submit your application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a current CV and names and contact information of three references by applying online via the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Dr. Lorelli Nowell, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs
University of Calgary, PF2236
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

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. 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.