Credit-Free Chemistry Lab Instructor

Mount Royal University

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University (MRU) grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. MRU has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor’s degrees and 38 majors. MRU provides exceptional teaching, personalized learning, and a strong foundation in experiential learning. We are striving to become one of Canada’s top destinations for undergraduate studies.

MRU is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation. Calgary is located less than one-hour drive from the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The city brings a mix of dynamic big city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty.

MRU is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning, and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and individuals with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

The Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension at Mount Royal University invites applications for a part-time sessional appointment.

Mount Royal University offers credit-free Academic Upgrading courses through the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension to prepare students for post-secondary studies.  Students may improve high school grades or take courses they may have missed to prepare for admission into Alberta’s colleges and universities.  Academic Upgrading courses are not eligible for credit towards a high school diploma.

Mount Royal University has provided continuing education to the Calgary community and beyond for more than 60 years. We offer more than 1,000 courses and 100 certificate and diploma programs and have more than 50,000 course registrations each year. Our courses cover a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to social services, business, and health. These courses are offered in a variety of formats on campus, online, in the workplace, and in the community.

The department is seeking an instructor with the ability to teach the following courses:

Name of Course: Chemistry 0115 (Chemistry 20), Chemistry 0130 (Chemistry 30)

Days & Times Offered:  Each lab section consists of 3 hours of instruction per week during the 16 week semester.

Course Description:  CHEM 0115 topics include: matter and measurement in chemistry, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical formulae and nomenclature, chemical reactions and chemical equations, mole concept and stoichiometric calculations, chemical bonding, and solution stoichiometry. 

CHEM 0130 topics include: solution stoichiometry, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, energy changes, reaction rates, chemical equilibria, redox reactions and electrochemistry. 

Instructors are contracted on a per course basis and payment includes all course and lesson preparation and marking.



  • Prepare course and student materials in accordance with the established course guidelines
  • Utilize prepared course and student materials
  • Consult with Lead Instructor and lecture instructor on course delivery
  • Prepare quizzes and exams collaboratively with other lab instructors
  • Consult with the Academic Upgrading Program Coordinator as needed
  • Consult with Lead Instructor but independently deliver the course and manage students


  • Normally 1-2 program meetings per semester; individual meetings with Lead Instructor or Program Coordinator may be required
  • Complete and submit all student grades in a timely manner.


  • The minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in the discipline is required.
  • Previous experience in classroom instruction and/or laboratory work is required.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, patience and collegiality are highly desirable qualities for this position.

Closing Date:  May 30, 2023

A cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume should be submitted as part of your application in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number] [Title of Contents].pdf (ex. Smith, X00000, Curriculum Vitae.pdf).

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