Red Deer College

Location: Red Deer
Rate: Per Month
Type: Full Time

Job Description

Red Deer College is hiring for Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor – Sessional to support us in our transition to Red Deer University.  While we recognize that we are in unprecedented circumstances as the world navigates through this pandemic, we are balancing our responsibility in pandemic planning as well as institutional continuity for the long term. To that end, we look forward to having you on our team.


Faculty at Red Deer College:
★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
Red Deer College transitioning to Red Deer University has high expectations of our amazing faculty, but we do recognize that new hires may not have all of the skills and experiences when applying. RDC wants you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. RDC is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer College, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer College and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile

The School of Health Sciences at RDC is currently inviting applications for a full-time sessional Instructor in the Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant program, commencing August 13, 2020.

The Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant (OPTA) program is a two year diploma that prepares the graduate for an exciting and challenging career as an Occupational and/or Physical Therapist Assistant.

Students learn how to provide assistance to occupational therapists, physiotherapists and clients in a variety of health care settings such as: hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, public and private clinics, mental health facilities, and home care programs.

The OPTA program provides exceptional opportunities to work closely with students, faculty and staff in an innovative, supportive environment that promotes creativity, scholarship and commitment to student success. RDC offers an excellent professional development program that helps faculty to continuously develop skills, knowledge and expertise specific to teaching and learning as well as their respective discipline.

Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching students in classroom, lab, and/or clinical settings.
  • Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
  • Preparing, reviewing and/or updating course material.
  • Marking, grading, and evaluation of student work.
  • Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance to students.
  • Actively contributing and participating in program planning, curriculum development & review, project work, and scholarly activity.
  • Participating in School and College-wide initiatives and/or committees.
  • Upholding the Professional Responsibilities of Faculty at RDC which are described within the Faculty Performance Policy.
  • Demonstrating and promoting RDC organizational values and following RDC policies and practices.

For more information contact:
Terri Granigan
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
Red Deer College
Phone: (403) 342-3169



- Bachelor or Master degree in Occupational Therapy or related discipline
- Current registration with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
- Recent clinical / practical experience
- Excellent communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
- Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
- Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
- Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
- Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate (HSF-BLS Provider)
- Driver’s License
- Police Information Check
- Current immunizations as per RDC requirements

Apply to:


May 15, 2020

Employment Posting ID: 78972