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Rural Sessional Nursing Instructors, St. Paul/Portage College- Term 5 Fall 2024 & Term 6 Winter 2025

Job ID: 31540
Location: Main Campus
Updated April 09, 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 Sessional Nursing Instructor to teach undergraduate level clinical courses in the community of Cold Lake, Alberta, for the Fall Semester 2024 and Winter Semester 2025 semesters as follows:

FALL SEMESTER (September 1 – December 31, 2024)

TERM 5 – NURS 489 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices III): Acute Care (med/surg placements)

WINTER SEMESTER (January 1 – April 30, 2025)

TERM 6 – NURS 499 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices IV): Chronic Care (med/surg placements) 

We are seeking applicants with rural nursing practice in acute care and chronic care environments, particularly those with previous nursing education practice 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). Applicants may indicate if they would like to teach the lab and/or clinical portion of the course. (Please note: mileage may be reimbursed.)


Fall Term: Lab (St. Paul Campus) Monday 1300-1700; Clinical Days/Evenings, Thursdays, and Fridays

Winter Term: Lab (St. Paul Campus) Monday 1300-1700; Clinical Days/Evenings, Thursdays, and Fridays

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 onsite and remote low to mid-fidelity simulation activities within the Clinical Learning Centre 
  • Work effectively with small groups of students on-campus or in off campus settings in acute and chronic (medical/surgical) care environments 
  • 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. Candidates with BN/BScN preparation will be considered.

Applied Experience:   

  • Rural practice experience related to semester focus
  • Broad experience across a variety of areas
  • Experience in clinical teaching, mentoring and supervision of students

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

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Qualified applicants should specify the name of course(s)/term(s) for which they would like to be considered and 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, PF2274
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB   T2N 1N4 

We thank you for your application. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Posting will close on July 8, 2024 or until all positions are filled.

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)

Additional Information

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

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. 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.