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Instructor, Computer Network Specialist Program - Sessional



Fall/Winter Term August to December, January to April


Home based

Competition #:


Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

July 9, 2024

Closing Date:

July 21, 2024 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

35.09 to $54.15 per hour

Hours Per Week:


Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College has been increasing accessibility to educational opportunities for Albertans, specifically students in northern Alberta. With 25 physical locations and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access our high-quality educational opportunities from anywhere. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business and Administrative Studies, Health and Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment and Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education and Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide an attractive benefits plan and competitive compensation.

Northern Alberta offers numerous sport and recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following Sessional or wage position available:

Instructor, Computer Network Specialist Program

Reference #NLC-2165

$35.09 to $54.15 per hour

Fall/Winter Term

Location: Home Based

Start date: August 1, 2024


  • 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)

Successful candidate must provide College or University transcripts, proof of valid driver’s license and criminal record check to Human Resources prior to commencement.

This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between Northern Lakes College and the Faculty Association of Northern Lakes College.

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-2165 to: Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3  or alternatively Fax: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: July 21, 2024

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

Title:  Instructor, Computer Network Specialist program


Learner Services

Business and Administrative Studies

Major Job Function:

This position is responsible for increasing student learning through enhancing a relevant and progressive curriculum,  implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering high quality instruction, assessing student learning, supporting and mentoring students directly and through a distance program delivery model, and participating in College activities. Competencies and tasks of the position will be met  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. 

Fall/Winter Term August to December, January to April

Course List for Fall:

CNET 1000   PC Service Fundamentals

CNET 1010   Cyper Security Essentials

CNET 1020   Desktop and Mobile Operating System Support

CNET 1030   Network Essentials  

Course List for Winter:

CNET 1040   Web, Mail and Database Server Essentials

CNET 1050   Field Service Fundamentals

CNET 1060   Networking Tools and Techniques

CNET 1080   Cloud Fundamentals

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plan for Instruction: Identify resources, equipment and facility needs, and operational planning priorities. Assist the program administrator and chair in meeting the learning needs of students and instructional demands of the program.
  2. Facilitate Student Learning and Deliver Instruction: Deliver, assess and develop 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 distance education technology and varied media as appropriate. Participate in, support students with, and monitor practicum placements as required by program area.
  3. Assess Student Learning: Conduct an on-going program of student assessment working with other program/general education instructors to to ensure student achievement and effectiveness of instruction. Communicate progress with students and appropriate college services. Document student performance. Use assessment data to improve course and program delivery. Maintain the standards of achievement that are necessary in meeting the demands of occupations for which students are being prepared.
  4. Manage the Live On-line Classroom Effectively: Meet the assigned schedule, provide students with course outlines uploaded to D2L, 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.
  5. 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 collaborate with non-core instructors and industry representatives to ensure relevance in programming. Modify the course materials and update curriculum as indicated by program evaluations in accordance with program operations, and other forms of student feedback e.g. forums, journals, etc. Provide curriculum that meets College standards for each course.
  6. 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.
  7. Contribute to the Business and Administrative Studies Team: Work collaboratively with colleagues and participate on instructional and College-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. Maintain positive relations with the external community by attending and contributing to Program Advisory Committee meetings.
  8. Accountability: Adhere 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 business plan of the College.
  • 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 Programs and Regional Stewardship


·         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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