Curriculum and Instructional Specialist

One of Alberta’s Top Employers for a seventh consecutive year, NAIT offers a wealth of personal and family health and well-being benefits, training and development opportunities to support the professional growth of our staff, access to recreational and leisure facilities, a welcoming and inclusive environment unrivaled in engagement and dynamism, and co-workers who are collaborative, respectful and supportive.

The Learning and Teaching Commons (LTC) is seeking Curriculum & Instruction Specialists to join their team! These specialists may be embedded within one of NAIT’s four schools (JR Shaw School of Business, School of Health and Life Sciences, School of Skilled Trades and School of Applied Sciences and Technology) with a direct reporting line to the Manager, Teaching Services in Learning and Teaching Commons and an indirect reporting line to the school’s Associate Dean, Academic or may be a member of the centralized team operating directly within LTC. The Curriculum and Instruction Specialist is responsible for supporting a culture of quality teaching and curriculum development through:

  • Development of resources to support academic staff development (curriculum design and delivery)
  • Academic staff development through facilitation of courses, workshops, consultation, and observation
  • Consultative support for the development of institutional academic policies and procedures
  • Support technical and educational innovation
  • Leadership support for projects relating to educational development
  • Administration, authoring and signing off of the Academic Tools portfolio requirements, in consultation with the Associate Dean Academic
  • Maintain membership and support for all NAIT Academic committees that align to the expectation of the school
  • Provide consultation to embed digital learning objects in program specific areas
  • Support the Curriculum Review and Renewal (CRR) process
  • Provide consultation services to academic staff on issues related to instructional practices
  • Provide liaison services between program chairs and other NAIT communities
  • Chair and/or attend School Curriculum Committee meetings
  • Implement best practices related to curriculum management to ensure relevancy and quality
  • Support program accreditation activities
  • Provide program mapping support where required
  • Support best practices as they relate to student success

Key Responsibilities:

The Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, is responsible for:

  • Ensuring their consultation practice aligns with:
    • NAIT values (respect, collaboration, celebration, support, and accountability)
    • NAIT teaching and learning framework (Outcomes Based Education, technology enhanced curriculum, and enhanced student engagement in a hands-on education framework)
    • NAIT quality standards
  • Promoting use and awareness of resources, expertise, equipment, and facilities
  • Reviewing the feedback received from the Chair’s student survey results
  • Assisting with special events that promote teaching and learning by supporting NAIT work units or committees

Skills and Knowledge:

  • A high level of knowledge in designing and delivering face-to-face and blendedcurriculum is required.
  • A strong commitment to a high quality teaching and learning environment, and strong facilitation skills are essential.


  • Bachelor of Education required. Other degrees with educational components (eg. curriculum development, instructional design, educational studies, etc.) or degrees in combination with a certificate in adult learning or higher education may be considered in lieu of an education degree. Graduate degree in Education is an asset; related graduate degrees may be considered.
  • Minimum five years teaching experience, ideally in a polytechnic environment
  • Experience in a related role (eg. coaching academic staff with instructional or curriculum development) post-secondary experience is preferred

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