Sessional Nursing Instructors
University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing

Sessional Nursing Instructors, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020, Faculty of Nursing

Job ID: 18401

Updated: May 23, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing is seeking Sessional Nursing Instructors to teach undergraduate level courses for the Fall Semester 2019 and Winter Semester 2020 as follows:

FALL SEMESTER (September 1 - December 31, 2019)

TERM 3 - NURS 289 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices I): Community Health 

TERM 5 - NURS 489 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices III): Acute Care

TERM 7 - NURS 499 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices V): Child/Youth, Older Adult, Oncology, Perinatal. 

WINTER SEMESTER (January 1 - April 30, 2020)

TERM 3 - NURS 289 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices I): Community Health

TERM 4 - NURS 389 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices II): Long Term Care

TERM 6 - NURS 499 (Integrating Nursing Roles and Practices IV): Chronic Care

We are seeking applicants with nursing practice in the acute care, chronic care, long-term care and community 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). 

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 low to high-fidelity simulation activities within the Clinical Simulation Learning Centre
  • Work effectively with small groups of students on-campus or in off campus settings in acute care, chronic care, long-term care or community 
  • 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.  A Master's degree is normally required and preferred, although candidates with BN/BScN preparation will be considered.

Applied Experience:   

  • Current 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 by June 5, 2019

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.

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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