Bachelor of Science, Nursing Instructor - Continuous Appointment (Probationary)

Red Deer College - Red Deer, AB (30+ days ago)

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Faculty at Red Deer College:
Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
Red Deer College transitioning to Red Deer University has high expectations of our amazing faculty, but we do recognize that new hires may not have all of the skills and experiences when applying. RDC wants you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. RDC is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer College, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer College and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile

Job Duties

The School of Health Sciences at RDC is currently inviting applications for full-time probationary continuous Instructor(s) in the Bachelor of Science Nursing (BScN) program, commencing August 6, 2020.

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (BScN) program is a four year collaborative degree with the University of Alberta. It is approved by the Nursing Education Approval Council (NEPAC). Graduates receive their BScN and are eligible to write the NCLEX examination leading to licensure as an RN.

The BScN program provides exceptional opportunities to work closely with students, faculty and staff in an innovative, supportive environment that promotes creativity, scholarship and commitment to student success. RDC offers an excellent professional development program that helps faculty to continuously develop skills, knowledge and expertise specific to teaching and learning as well as their respective discipline.

All four years of the degree program are taught by RDC faculty. Faculty may be assigned instructional workload that requires travel to urban and rural locations in addition to teaching on the RDC campus.

Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

Teaching students in classroom, lab, and/or clinical settings.
Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
Preparing, reviewing and/or updating course material.
Marking, grading, and evaluation of student work.
Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance to students.
Actively contributing and participating in program planning, curriculum development & review, and project work.
Actively engaging in scholarly activity.
Participating in School and College-wide initiatives and/or committees.
Upholding the Professional Responsibilities of Faculty at RDC which are described within the Faculty Performance Policy.
Demonstrating and promoting RDC organizational values and following RDC policies and practices.

For more information contact:
Sharon Hamilton
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Red Deer College
Phone: (403) 314-2445

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Nursing or related discipline
Current registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
Recent clinical / practical experience
Excellent communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
All applicable areas of expertise and specialization will be considered; however we are especially interested in applicants with Older Adults/Aging, Maternal Child, and Acute Care (Med/Surg) Nursing experience
Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate (HSF-BLS Provider)
Driver’s License
Police Information Check
Current immunizations as per RDC requirements
Preferred Qualifications
Relevant PhD or PhD in progress preferred
Salary or Hourly? Salary Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits and Compensation Information

Red Deer College offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to College closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays.

  • Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits dependent upon the FARDC Collective Agreement and related RDC policies.
About Red Deer College

For 56 years, Red Deer College (RDC) has proudly served its learners and communities. In 2018, RDC received approval to become a university, offering its own degrees.

RDC Strategic Vision: To be the post-secondary institution of choice serving learners and communities through leadership, excellence, and innovation and demonstrating system shaping leadership for an emerging world.

At RDC we:
Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines, and encourage innovative experiences that prepare learners for successful careers and lives.
Provide robust supports and resources to assist in personal and professional growth.
Value fresh ideas from individuals who are new to teaching, and those who want to translate years of experience to a meaningful legacy with the next generation.
Focus on research that is different than a traditional university through applied research that enriches students’ experiences and solves everyday issues.
Hold in high regard diversity, inclusion, and an environment that values everyone.
Provide opportunities to challenge and support the mind, body and spirit, and to engage in personal and professional empowerment.
Are committed to Indigenous education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and demonstrate this commitment as signatories to the Colleges and Institutes Canada
Indigenous Education Protocol.

For More Information: About Red Deer College