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Instructor, Computer Network Specialist Program



To Be Determined

Competition #:


Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

November 27th, 2019

Closing Date:

December 11th, 2019 - 12:00am

Compensation Rate:

$64,608 to $99,696 per year

Hours Per Week:


Additional Information:

Northern Lakes College is a publically governed Comprehensive Community Colleges (CCC) with 23 campuses and 5 community access point sites, located in 50 communities across northern Alberta. Diploma and certificate programs include academic upgrading, business administration, office administration, health sciences and human services, trades and technology, university studies, and a variety of continuing education and corporate training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries. The college’s service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full time, ongoing position available.

Instructor, Computer Network Specialist Program

Reference #NLC-1815

Salary Range: $64,608 to $99,696 per year

Any Location


·         Master’s Degree in Information Technology or related field;

·         Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality educational programs;

·         Experience teaching adults (3 years minimum); 

·         Experience developing curriculum;  

·         Experience using distance education technologies (3 years minimum).

          Suggested Additional Qualifications:

·         Experience working in cross-cultural environments.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at: click on Careers at NLC

Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-1815 to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3 

Fax: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: December 11, 2019

Note: Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Instructor, Computer Network Specialist program


Learner Services

Business and Administrative Studies

Major Job Function:

This position is responsible for increasing student learning through developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering high quality instruction, assessing student learning, supporting and mentoring students directly and through distance, and participating in College activities. Competencies and tasks of the position will be met consistent with the educational principles of the College, which focus on meeting the learning needs of students. The incumbent will be responsible for instructing courses in the Computer Network Specialist program. 

  1. Facilitate student learning and deliver instruction: Deliver, assess and redesign effective curriculum and instruction which meets the needs of diverse and distance students. Inform students of expectations, adapt instructional strategies to meet student needs, and utilize technology and varied media as appropriate.
  2. Assess student learning: Conduct an on-going program of student assessment to ensure student achievement and effectiveness of instruction. Communicate progress with students and appropriate college services. Document student performance over time. Use assessment data to improve course and program delivery.
  3. Manage the classroom effectively: Meet the assigned schedule, provide students with course outlines uploaded to Moodle, establish a safe and respectful learning environment, maintain accurate student attendance and achievement records, and ensure opportunities for students’ participation, collaboration with peers, and course/faculty evaluation.
  4. Modify the curriculum as indicated by program evaluations in accordance with program operations, and other forms of student feedback e.g. forums, journals.
  5. Pursue on-going professional development: Maintain up-to-date certification and licenses as needed. Develop and implement a professional development plan that incorporates effective innovation in program content and process. Attend professional development workshops.
  6. Work collaboratively with colleagues and participate on instructional and Ccollege-wide teams: Participate in team activities in a collaborative process. Consult appropriately with team members. Attend and participate in Business and Administrative Studies team meetings, general staff meetings and other College meetings as required.
  7. Maintain positive relations with the external community: Attend and contribute to Program Advisory Committee meetings.
  8. Develop Curriculum: Identify competencies and develop a means of assessing students’ ability to meet these competencies, establish prioritized goals and objectives/outcomes, develop instructional materials which meet the needs of diverse learners, and ensure relevance in programming. Provide curriculum that meets College standards for each course.
  9. Adherence to College Values: Maintain confidentiality of student information. Act in accordance with FOIP regulations, the NLC mission statement and foundation documents. Know and follow policies and procedures established by Northern Lakes College.


  • Commitment to meeting the learning needs of students.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, values, and College Institutional Plan.
  • Willingness to work with students beyond the classroom to ensure their success.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in program/course content and delivery.
  • Understanding of assessment and its role in continuous program improvement.
  • Willingness to take on course and program ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Evidence of willingness to take risks, to innovate, and to change to meet evolving program and employment needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in use of technology that supports learning and teaching.
  • Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening, weekend, or spring/summer assignment, as appropriate.

Contacts (Internal and External):

Internal: Reports to Chair, Business and Academics


·         Master’s Degree in Information Technology or related field.

·         Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality educational programs.

·         Experience teaching adults (3 years minimum).  

·         Experience developing curriculum.

·         Experience using distance education technologies (3 years minimum)

Suggested Additional Qualifications:

Experience working in cross-cultural environments.

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