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Limited Term Instructor, Nursing

University of Calgary

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

Key elements of the position include practice education within the Undergraduate Program in clinical agency settings, classroom, on-campus labs and simulation labs. We are seeking applicants with nursing practice experience in acute care settings, particularly those with previous nursing education experience. The contract may range from a minimum of 12 months to approximately 2 years in duration (renewable). The comprehensive benefits plan includes tuition support and possibility of scholarships to pursue an MN degree. Limited Term Instructors are provided with exceptional orientation, mentorship, and ongoing professional development.

Preference will be given to internal candidates currently holding sessional appointments within the Faculty. The posting may be used to fill more than one appointment. The appointments will preferably commence on July 1, 2021.

Practice education takes place both on and off campus. Scheduling varies depending on the semester and may include a combination of days and evening shifts, Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities include:

Work effectively with small groups of students on-campus or in off campus settings in acute care
Create and maintain respectful and inclusive learning environments for clinical practice education
Implement teaching and learning strategies that facilitate active learning, are appropriate to meet learner needs, and achieve desired learner outcomes aligned with curriculum
Foster professionalization for learners by stimulating learners’ self-reflection, personal goal setting and socialization within the role of the nurse
Facilitate low to high-fidelity simulation and experiential learning activities
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 a variety of teaching strategies and engaging effectively with colleagues for peer mentoring
Encourage and foster an environment of inquiry and valuing of evidence informed practice
Engage and consult with managers and staff employed by agencies that provide clinical placement opportunities to build constructive academic-clinical partnerships


Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
Candidates with BN/BScN required
A Master's degree is preferred

Required Experience and Abilities

Current practice experience related to semester focus
Broad experience across a variety of acute care areas
Experience in clinical teaching, mentoring and supervision of students
Application of adult teaching/learning principles
Use of nursing process and conceptual frameworks for assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation
Communication and collaboration skills with other health professionals
Teamwork and leadership skills
Prioritizing and meeting competing demands/requirements of varied settings
Computer skills in word processing, email and internet access

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a current CV by applying online via the ‘Apply Now’ link on the UCalgary Careers page:

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

Application Deadline: June 25, 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.