Health Care Aide (Nursing) Instructor

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Northwestern Polytechnic, Canada's newest polytechnic, aspires to be the most entrepreneurial polytechnic in Canada by 2034. We are recruiting individuals who spark creativity, drive innovation, are highly engaged and are eager to embrace our core values: innovation & responsiveness.  If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, one who is willing to turn risk into opportunity, Northwestern is your employer of choice.  A recently aligned strategic plan identifies 1,3,5 and 10-year goals, tactics and actions that will ensure Canada's newest polytechnic will be the most entrepreneurial in Canada.

The Nursing Education and Health Studies department is seeking one full-time Sessional Instructor and one part-time Sessional Instructor to teach the Health Care Aide Program at our Fairview Campus, Alberta.  These roles will run from December 5, 2022 to May 5, 2023.

To learn more about the Academic Staff, please visit: 

NWP offers lifelong learning opportunities through professional development & wellness programs, a competitive salary and compensation package and a student-centered culture that is vital to our community.  Consider joining Canada's newest polytechnic, committed to being the most entrepreneurial polytechnic by 2034.


Applicants must be a regulated nurse in Alberta in good standing with their regulatory college with no conditions on their practice permit. Regulated nurses in Alberta include registered nurses (RN), registered psychiatric nurses (RPN), nurse practitioners (NP), and licensed practical nurses (LPN). One-year full time equivalent (1,500 worked hours) clinical nursing or nursing education experience in Canada within the three years immediately preceding this appointment is required.  

In addition, at a minimum, one of the following is required: 

  • One-year adult teaching experience; 
  • A baccalaureate degree in education; or 
  • Completion of an adult teaching/learning education program. 

Applicants not meeting one of the requirements listed previously must enroll in a degree or continuing education adult teaching/learning program within one year of hire and provide annual evidence of progress toward completion of the program. 

Previous experience in teaching or supervision of students is desired.  Experience with student centered learning approaches would be an asset. 

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered.

Upon submission of CVs, please also include:

  • a cover letter;
  • reference list;
  • a copy of unofficial academic transcripts;
  • proof of credential; and
  • a teaching philosophy statement. 

To apply, go to and select the job posting. All job postings close at 11:59pm on the specified posting date.

We review all applications to select candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. For general inquiries, please contact HR at