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Limited Term Instructor, Faculty of Nursing

Job ID: 22228

Updated: February 25, 2021

Location: Main Campus

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Position Description

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary is seeking applications for a Limited Term Nursing Instructor.

Key elements of the position include course development and teaching related to anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry within the undergraduate program. In addition to subject matter expertise, we are seeking applicants with experience in face-to-face and online course design and delivery. The contract may range from a minimum of 12 months to approximately 2 years in duration. Limited term instructors are provided with exceptional orientation, mentorship, and ongoing professional development. 

The faculty expectation for this role is: 80% teaching, 10% scholarship, and 10% service. The scholarship component of this role is related to the application of research and professional development to teaching and learning. Service commitments include course, term, team, and faculty meetings related to relevant courses within assigned teaching or governance of the faculty, as well as participation in ad hoc working groups or as an elected representative on faculty committees. Preference will be given to internal candidates currently holding sessional appointments within the university. The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2021. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Undergraduate course development for nursing students in anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology;
  • In-person and/or online teaching in the areas of anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology;
  • Facilitating student learning through a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, program content and context, and desired outcomes;
  • Ensuring that teaching and learning processes are congruent with the curricular intents;
  • Engaging in scholarship using current literature to deliver evidence¿based teaching and evaluation, participating in scholarly activities relevant to pedagogy and areas of interest, and exhibits a spirit of inquiry into teaching and learning and student development;
  • Collaborating with term team members to ensure that learner outcomes reflect an integration of theory and practice associated with courses within the term;
  • Attending and actively contributing to all term team meetings associated with the planning, implementation, evaluation and coordination of courses within the term.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Biochemistry/Microbiology/Physiology or a related discipline. 

Required Experience

  • Teaching in a post-secondary institution
  • Teaching in both in-person and online environments

Asset Abilities:   

  • Application of adult teaching/learning principles
  • Knowledge of health care and the application of biological sciences to health care practice
  • Communication and collaboration skills with other educators
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Prioritizing and meeting competing demands/requirements of varied settings
  • Computer skills in word processing, email and internet access, on-line meeting platforms (Zoom, MS Teams)

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a current CV by applying online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Catherine Laing, Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs
Faculty of Nursing
University of Calgary, PF2274
2500 University Drive NW 
Calgary, AB   T2N 1N4 

The application deadline is March 27, 2021

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, 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.

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. 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 be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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. 


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