MSE Adjunct Instructor
Calgary, AB
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The Opportunity

SAIT’s MacPhail School of Energy is the first school of energy in Canada and one of only a handful of energy schools in North America. Its industry-relevant program offerings, highly qualified industry-trained faculty, state of the art technical lab facilities, and outcome-based curriculum makes it an excellent hands-on training ground for our graduates. `

Reporting to the Academic Chair/Program Coordinator of the program, we are recruiting for an engaging and caring instructor to facilitate various courses/seminars:

Upstream Production Operations Oil and Gas Regulations

Unconventional Electrical Hydrocarbon Measurement

Fracing Instrumentation Pipeline Operations/Monitoring

Drilling Power Engineering Water Resources

Geology Safety Courses Renewable Energy

Geophysical Asset Management

Petroleum Operations Land Administration/Analyst

SAIT Polytechnic and the MacPhail School of Energy, Calgary, Alberta is seeking individuals who are interested in teaching topics related to the above listed Energy sector(s). A large variety of positions and hours are available (part time and full time). Contract length also ranges from short term to long term.

Available instruction options:
Day time training: Seminars, short courses, courses within daytime diploma programs: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (wide variety of hours and days are available) or possible weekends 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Some courses may be scheduled off campus, with possible out of town travel may be required
Continued Education on Monday to Friday evenings between 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm with possible weekends 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Distance education: online monitoring, grading and assessment - hrs are flexible
Additionally, the candidate will be assigned other responsibilities to be determined, but may include duties related to curriculum updating.

The Role

Prepare and deliver course(s), lessons, assignments, lectures and possibly lab demonstrations/tours.
Prepare and update additional study and lab materials for learners as required
Material for courses may be in print form or online (Brightspace D2L)
Manage the classroom or lab to the benefit of all learners
Coordinate activities with SAIT personnel
Initiating communication with students (using SAIT email) and responding to all student inquiries
Facilitating the course material and coaching students in the learning process
Marking all assessment pieces. Answer keys may not be available. In such case, it is the instructor’s responsibility to create them and provide a copy to the Coordinator. Separate payment may be made for creating marking rubrics or answer keys.
Provide constructive feedback to students on assignments, projects, etc.
Entering marks in Brightspace (D2L) and mySAIT.
Monitoring and tracking students’ progress closely, anticipate and communicate problems to Distance Education office and/or School Academic Chair/Program Coordinator
Managing online discussions and virtual classroom activities


Desirable Knowledge: depends on the sector area

Minimum five years of recent and related Canadian industry experience in the specific sector interested in)
Some field experience may be required.
Well-developed presentation and communication skills (written and oral)
Innovative mindset and desire to make long term lasting improvements to their assigned courses
Someone who is responsive, respectful and empathetic to the needs of students and the work team
Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
A strong and demonstrated interest in continual learning
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Customer service focus and strong relationship building skills.
A sense of humor and an ability to have fun while getting things done.
Previous teaching experience is an asset, but not required.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Instructional experience is an asset (qualified applicants may be provided with 2-5 days of Instructional Skills Workshop training by SAIT Polytechnic and other instructional resources are made available)

Diploma or related Degree in related sector is an asset, but not required

Why Work at SAIT

Enjoy a stimulating work environment and a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary.

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Conditions of Employment
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