Legal Assistant Diploma Instructor - Part-Time

  • Red Deer College
  • Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Apr 07, 2020
Part time Law School Faculty Law School Staff

Job Description

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

Job Duties

The Donald School of Business is seeking Term-certain, Part-time, Legal Assistant Diploma Instructors for the 2020-2021 academic year. These positions entail teaching adult learners in the Unit Clerk Program. The courses are taught at Red Deer College’s downtown campus for the Fall and Winter terms.
The Donald School of Business at RDC is a growing, learner centred community that contributes to the revitalization and strength of both the economy and Downtown Business district of Red Deer through adult education programming.
The Donald School of Business is home to a variety of programs including:

  • Administrative Professional Certificate
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree
  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree
  • Legal Assistant Diploma
  • Health Care Management Post-Diploma Certificate
  • Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate
  • Management Certificate
  • Unit Clerk Certificate

For further information contact:
Donald School of Business
Phone: (403) 342-3555

The Legal Assistant Instructors will draw upon a variety of resources necessary to teach the courses listed below.

Fall Term
Class Dates: September 3 – December 9, 2020
Class Days & Times: Varied, timetable has not yet been finalized
Contract Start Date: August 17, 2020
Contract End Date: December 24, 2020

Fall Courses
LEGL 210 – Litigation III
LEGL 220 – Intermediate Information Processing

Winter Term
Class Dates: January 4 – April 9, 2021
Class Days & Times: Varied, timetable has not yet been finalized
Contract Start Date: December 14, 2020
Contract End Date: April 23, 2021

Winter Courses
LEGL 115 – Litigation II
LEGL 215 – Litigation IV
LEGL 245 – Technology Integration

Course Outlines
Please note the contract start dates allow for instructor prep time. The contract end dates allow for grading and submission of final marks.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (i.e Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce)
  • Experience teaching adult learners
  • Record of relevant professional development activities
  • Record of relevant business experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment

Preferred Qualifications

Combination of:

  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline
  • Post-secondary teaching experience

Salary or Hourly? Salary Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits and Compensation Information

Part-time instructors receive an additional 14% of the gross salary in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.

About Red Deer College

For 56 years, Red Deer College (RDC) has proudly served its learners and communities. In 2018, RDC received approval to become a university, offering its own degrees.

RDC Strategic Vision: To be the post-secondary institution of choice serving learners and communities through leadership, excellence, and innovation and demonstrating system shaping leadership for an emerging world.

At RDC we:

  • Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines, and encourage innovative experiences that prepare learners for successful careers and lives.
  • Provide robust supports and resources to assist in personal and professional growth.
  • Value fresh ideas from individuals who are new to teaching, and those who want to translate years of experience to a meaningful legacy with the next generation.
  • Focus on research that is different than a traditional university through applied research that enriches students’ experiences and solves everyday issues.
  • Hold in high regard diversity, inclusion, and an environment that values everyone.
  • Provide opportunities to challenge and support the mind, body and spirit, and to engage in personal and professional empowerment.
  • Are committed to Indigenous education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and demonstrate this commitment as signatories to the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol.

Practice Area(s)

Teaching Law