Red Deer Polytechnic University – Red Deer, AB

Posted on: December 15th, 2021

The School of Community, Wellness and Health at Red Deer Polytechnic (Red Deer College) is currently inviting applications for a part-time Instructor in the Pharmacy Technician program, commencing December 14, 2021.The Pharmacy Technician program is a two year diploma that prepares the graduate to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) following graduation and successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) certification process and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) registration process.

Our program has a reputation for being a premier program in the province and has become the industry standard for Pharmacy Technicians. It is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).

The Pharmacy Technician program provides exceptional opportunities to work closely with students, faculty and staff in an innovative, supportive environment that fosters creativity, scholarship and commitment to student success. RDP offers an excellent professional development program that helps faculty to continuously develop skills, knowledge and expertise specific to teaching and learning as well as their respective discipline.

Specifically, this posting is for the following winter term course:

    • PHTD 210 – Aseptic Technique. Classes will occur on-campus Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:50 am and 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm


Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching students in classroom, lab, and/or clinical settings with flexibility for both face to face and online course delivery.
  • Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
  • Preparing, reviewing and/or updating course material.
  • Marking, grading, and evaluation of student work.
  • Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance to students.
  • Actively contributing and participating in program planning, curriculum development & review, project work, and scholarly activity.
  • Participating in School and Polytechnic-wide initiatives and/or committees.
  • Upholding the Professional Responsibilities of Faculty at RDP, which are described within the Faculty Performance Policy.
  • Demonstrating and promoting RDP organizational values and following RDP policies and practices.

For more information contact:

Terri Granigan

Associate Dean, School of Community, Wellness and Health Red Deer Polytechnic

Phone: (403) 342-3169  Email:


Required Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy Technician program certificate/diploma
  • Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP)
  • Recent experience in sterile compounding in a pharmacy setting
  • Excellent communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
  • Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
  • All applicable areas of expertise and specialization will be considered; however we are especially interested in applicants with sterile compounding experience.
  • Current immunizations as per RDP requirements

Red Deer Polytechnic has been a pivotal part of central Alberta for nearly six decades. Since our story began as Red Deer College in 1964, we have proudly served our learners and communities. Now, with our new designation as Red Deer Polytechnic, the institution continues to grow across its breadth of credentials, programs and collaborative opportunities. Looking to our exciting future, Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking highly qualified, committed faculty and staff to be part of the team of employees who will help us realize our vision.

Red Deer Polytechnic 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 Red Deer Polytechnic we:

    • Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines and credentials 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 applied and that enriches students’ experiences and helps solve 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.
    • Demonstrate a commitment 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.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s COVID-19 vaccine program has been implemented as an additional measure during the pandemic to help protect students, employees and visitors who attend our campus for any in-person activities.  Please see our COVID-19 Vaccine Program on our website for more information on requirements for employment.


Note: Red Deer Polytechnic will only accept applications for this job through the original job posting found on our Employment website. To view the original job posting and to apply today, please visit:

To apply, please contact:

Name: Terri Granigan