• CASUAL INSTRUCTOR, ACADEMIC UPGRADING (2021-2891)

    Posted: 02/21/2021

    CASUAL INSTRUCTOR, ACADEMIC UPGRADING

    Job LocationCA-AB-Edmonton
    Job ID 2021-2891
    # Positions 1 Job Type
    Casual [CAS]
    Job Industry Education
    Career Level Experienced
    Years of Experience 4

    Job Description
    CASUAL INSTRUCTOR, ACADEMIC UPGRADING
    ACADEMIC UPGRADING, FACULTY OF SKILLS AND FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING  


    NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated to making a difference to join our Faculty of Skills and Foundational Learning team as a casual instructor. The successful candidate will thrive in showcasing our values of finding ways forward in teaching and learning environments that are dynamic; being compassionate and creating a sense of belonging for co-workers and our learners; engaging playfulness and creativity in problem solving as we explore new ways of developing course content, evaluating learning outcomes, and engaging learners in the class using technology.  

    How you’ll make a difference 
     

    • Engage learners in the co-creation of knowledge through teaching and learning upgrading courses based on Alberta Education high school curriculum
    • Deliver course instruction in face-to-face and/or online settings
    • Specifically, we have a need for instructors capable of teaching Biology 30, Aboriginal Studies 30, and in our Transitions to Employment (TEP) program. TEP is designed to provide employment preparation training for adults with mild developmental disabilities. This program enables learners to further their education beyond high school to transition to the workforce. 
    • Plan, prepare, and facilitate learning through materials and instructional practices that are in alignment with universal design principles and college values of anti-racism and inclusivity
    • Evaluate the learning outcomes and experience of students through authentic and relevant assessments
    • Attend to student and program records in accordance with College requirements
    • Potentially serve on College committees that support the institutional strategic direction
    • Share your knowledge and expertise and learn from your colleagues in faculty/staff meetings, professional development workshops, and other College functions
    • Actively engage lifelong learning by staying current with developments in your profession through participating in professional organizations and conferences
    • Use applicable educational technology such as Moodle and PeopleSoft
    • Communicate with faculty and management as needed

    What you bring 
    • Bachelor of Education Degree
    • Valid Alberta Teacher’s certificate
    • Familiarity with Alberta Education curriculum
    • Experience teaching Alberta Education courses considered an asset
    • Demonstrated experience and training in adult education considered an asset
    • Experience teaching online courses considered an asset
    • Experience with Indigenous learners considered an asset
    • Experience with educational technologies considered an asset
    • Online teaching experience is considered an asset
    • Demonstrated understanding of and respect for diverse academic and cultural backgrounds of learners
    • Demonstrated professional conduct, human relations skills and excellent communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills with the proven ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
    • Ability to work independently and comfortable with ambiguity.
    • Committed to active student learning, integrating technology into curriculum and providing engaging lectures.

    What makes you a Difference Maker?  
     

    Key success factors to this instructional role are the skills and ability to 
    • Share and exchange knowledge online in motivating and engaging ways
    • Engage in inclusive teaching practices
    • Connect and collaborate with NorQuest faculty, staff and students
    • Cultivate strengths of NorQuest students, faculty, and staff
    • Navigate ambiguity
    • Bring workforce relevancy into the classroom
     
    SALARY: Reflective upon what you bring. AKA your education and experience.  This position qualifies for 11.2% in lieu of vacation.

    NorQuest College offers flexible work options that include working on campus, working from anywhere or a blend of both!   

    COMPETITION NUMBER: 2021-2891  

    CLOSING DATE:  February 28, 2021 


    Apply to become a NorQuester HERE: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document. 

     
    Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 7 days of the closing date. 

     
    Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.  

    So how do we make differences?  

    We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!

    We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.

    We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.  
     
    And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!  

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