Instructor, Developmental Studies

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 23563
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 30, 2023

Department Information

A vibrant northern college committed to excellence in education and research, Aurora College strives to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people. Aurora College is a public college delivering adult and post-secondary education programs. Aurora College offers a variety of programs designed to meet the labour market needs of the North while providing students with the support, skills and education required to achieve success in their chosen careers. Aurora College is currently going through a transformation to becoming a polytechnic university and this is an exciting time to be on the team.

Job Information

The Instructor, Developmental Studies is responsible for the planning, organization, instruction, delivery and evaluation of educational for adults. Instructor, Developmental Studies will be instructing courses related to the Developmental Studies Program, evaluating the courses, supervising students in practical environments, and recommending changes/improvements as required. As well as be required to teach diploma level courses in other programs such as the Bachelor of Education, Business Administration or Environment and Natural Resource Technology programs.

Will be required to instruct in a variety of programs, and must be devoted to developing and delivering quality courses and resources in addition to promoting positive career development of adult students within communities of the Northwest Territories.

The Instructor, Development Studies is a representative of the College within the community and therefore plays a critical role in creating and promoting a positive image for the College. 

As an instructor, you are required to attend regular program meetings, and report regularly to his/her supervisor on student progress. As part of the College team, instructors are also required to complete a variety of non-instructional duties that may be required to attain the goals of Aurora College. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Adult Education or Education
Recognizing that Developmental Studies is made up of all areas of education, this position may require different skill sets for specialties such as math, social science, science and others; this position therefore requires relevant experience of one (1) school year in a targeted specialty area which would be included on the job poster based on the requirements of the college.
2 years instructional experience in the field of Adult Literacy and Basic Education
2 years' experience working with Aboriginal and Northern education

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Adult Education Coursework Req

If you have not already completed a certificate in Adult Education, you will be required to complete of six weeks of full time coursework in adult education within the first two years of employment and completion of a certificate in Adult Education within five years of hire.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23563     

Closing Date: -Friday, March 30, 2023  23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.80 per hour (approximately $104,910 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7,374.