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 Bow Valley College contributes to the vitality of communities and strength of the economy through innovative adult education programs and services. We equip students for successful living, lifelong learning, and employment in a global knowledge-based environment.

Why work at Bow Valley College? We have been named one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for 2017. Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners´ success, as well as each other´s. Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-workers and supervisors.

We are currently accepting applications for the role of Instructor- Justice Studies, Aboriginal Focus.

Instructors in Justice Studies are responsible for working with and supporting other instructors in a cohesive team environment, providing instruction to learners, evaluating learner’s progress, designing and developing curriculum and instructional materials, and supporting learners in meeting the learning outcomes of their course and program


Specific areas of responsibility will include:


Provides Quality Courses in Programs Areas

  • Prepare and update course syllabus/outline and content
  • Create lesson plans
  • Develop and update curriculum, manuals and guides as required
  • Create, review and mark learner activities, assignments and/or exams
  • Submit grades to Program Coordinator
  • Instruct courses as necessary
  • Select textbooks and resources for each course
  • Provide resource materials to support course delivery
  • Maintain inventory for classroom materials and supplies, etc.
  • As necessary, work with Program Coordinator to process transfer credit requests and process intakes
  • Assist in the design and implementation strategy to indigenize the campus and engage the relevant calls to actions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission


Provides a Positive Learning Experience for Learners

  • Meet with learners regarding any academic issues
  • Identify areas of concerns and refer to the Program Coordinator if follow up is necessary
  • Refer any issues to Program Coordinators if more intervention is required
  • Act as a liaison between learners and other College contacts/departments and if necessary make referrals for additional resources as required
  • Ensure that any special learner accommodations are met (i.e. revise course load, vision impairments, hearing impairments, testing, etc.)
  • If applicable, nominate and refer learners for various awards and scholarships; this may include completing any necessary forms and applications
  • Participate in graduation events


Builds and Maintains Relationship with Internal and External Stakeholders and Promote the Department and the College

  • Meet with industry stakeholders and sit on Advisory Committees
  • Attend external community meetings as required
  • In the absence of Learner Recruitment Specialist, conduct and/or attends various community events (i.e. Career Fairs, High School Presentations, etc.)


Other Duties /Special Projects

  • Engage in professional opportunities
  • Carry out any special requests as directed by the Program Coordinator
Job Requirements *
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree - Related Field – (i.e. Adult Education, Criminal Justice, or similar) required
  • 5 years of direct industry-related field experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Indigenous knowledge, pedagogy, and cultural practices
  • Recent and relevant occupational experience in teaching and learning at a post-secondary level
  • Preferred occupational experience would include experience working directly in a justice related environment and/ or providing support services that are culturally relevant and that recognize the rich cultural background and unique needs of Aboriginal involved in the justice system
  • Extensive personal knowledge and first-hand experience of the Aboriginal community
  • Experience educating, raising awareness, and assisting those from a non-Aboriginal background to develop their knowledge of the culture for their use



  • Master’s Degree - Related Field – (i.e. Adult Education, Criminal Justice, or similar) preferred
  • Experienced educator and instructor at a post-secondary level
  • Working in a career within Adult Education and/ or Justice. Preference may be given to individuals with direct experience in Indigenous knowledge, pedagogy, and cultural practices
  • Recent and relevant occupational experience in teaching and learning at a post-secondary level
  • Practitioner of adult learning principles
  • Excellent Communication
  • Curriculum development an asset
  • Industry relationship an asset  
  • Familiarity with AN LMS (e.g. D2L) an asset
Job Title Instructor, Justice Studies - Aboriginal Focus
Date Posted 2017-Jun-28
Expiry Date 2017-Jul-14
Ad ID:9929
Post Details
Posted By Bow Valley College
Email ibeadle@bowvalleycollege.ca
City or Province Calgary
Location Alberta
Job Type Full-time
Classification Research and Education