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To indicate your interest in available positions, please forward your resume, including photocopies
of post secondary transcripts, quoting the appropriate competition number to:

E-mail: employ@kpu.ca

 

Please submit a separate resume for each competition to which you are applying. Ensure you have clearly marked each resume with the appropriate competition number.


Last updated: November 20, 2014

 

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

JAPANESE INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-138

CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 145

MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 146

PARTS & WAREHOUSING INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 14-148

INSTRUCTOR(S) FOR FOUNDATIONS IN DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – Competition Number 14-149

FACULTY OF HEALTH CURRICULUM COORDINATOR - Competition Number 14-150

PROGRAM COORDINATOR-BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) – Competition Number 14-151

FACULTY OF HEALTH – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in NURSING (BSN) PROGRAM – Competition Number 14-152

INSTRUCTOR(S) FOR THE GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR MARKETING PROGRAM – Competition Number 14-153

 

 


HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

KPU’s Faculty of Science & Horticulture invites applicants for part-time non-regular type 1 (contract) instructors for September 2014 and January 2015 to teach one or more of the positions listed below.  We are also adding to our Qualified Faculty List.

The successful candidate(s) will teach:

Fall 2014 Semester:

  • Botany for Horticulture (HORT 1102) in the horticulture diploma and degree programs.  The instructor will teach the morphology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction and selected taxonomy of horticultural plants. 
  • Crop Production Practices (HORT 1193) in the Sustainable Crop Production diploma program.  The instructor will introduce crop production techniques for seasonal greenhouse and field crops in conventional and alternative systems together with Plant Identification for selected production corps.
  • Production Horticulture Pests (HORT 2378) in the Sustainable Crop Production horticulture diploma and Plant Health degree programs.  The focus of the course is on nursery and greenhouse pests. 

Spring 2015 Semester:

  • Crop Production Operations (HORT 1293) in the Sustainable Crop Production diploma program.  The instructor will teach students to plant, maintain & harvest seasonal greenhouse and field crops in conventional and alternative systems, together with Plant Identification for selected production crops.
  • Arboriculture in the landscape apprenticeship and diploma programs.  Key components of these courses are pruning, planting and tree care.
  • BC Pesticide Applicator Certification (HORT 1105, 20 hours of instruction per section) in the horticulture diploma program.  The instructor will help students to prepare for he provincial certification program.
  • Turf Maintenance Scheduling (6 week Level 4) in the Horticulture Landscape Apprenticeship Program.  The instructor will teach the installation and maintenance of turf grass from seed and sod.  This includes turfgrass identification, function, standards and quality.
  • Landscape Construction (HORT 2426) in the Horticulture Landscape Systems diploma.  The instructor will teach the theory of landscape construction and assist students with the installation of landscape elements. 

All course descriptions can be found on http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/courses/hort/

The minimum qualifications required for the production Horticulture Pests instructor are a Masters’ degree in horticulture of agriculture, relevant professional designation, or affiliation and 5 years of related experience.  The minimum qualifications required for the Arboriculture and Production Practices courses are a diploma in landscape or production or horticulture, relevant professional designation, or affiliation and 5 years of related experience.  Preference will be given to individuals with experience teaching in a post-secondary horticulture or agriculture program. 


Those applicants interested in applying to teach can find further information on the Faculty of Science & Horticulture by visiting our website at: http://www.kpu.ca/hort

 Please forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, two letters of reference, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, quoting competition number 14-86 to: employ@kpu.ca.

Competition will remain open until filled.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

JAPANESE INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-138

The Modern Languages Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is inviting applications for a one year term (non-regular type 2) faculty position. The successful applicant should be committed to providing KPU students taking first and second-year Japanese courses with an excellent undergraduate educational experience.

A Ph.D. is preferred, but a Master’s degree in Japanese (or related subject area) with a proven record of teaching and scholarship will be considered. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese is required. Experience in multimedia and information technology will be considered an asset. Applicants should be available for May 2015 to December 2015 teaching assignments, day and evening, at our Surrey and Richmond campuses.

A complete application includes a current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts of all degrees, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

This posting also provides opportunity for qualified candidates to be added to our sessional inventory list from which we select eligible faculty when sections become available.

Please email your application quoting competition number 14-138 by December 10, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

 

 


 

 

 

CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 145

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture is seeking Non-Regular Type 1 contract faculty members to teach in the Chemistry Department.

The successful applicant will lecture and converse fluently in English, supervise in the laboratory, and possess, at a minimum, a Master’s degree in Chemistry.  Demonstrated experience teaching in a post-secondary setting is strongly preferred.  A willingness to teach all levels of Chemistry, from preparatory through to second-year university courses is required. 

Please forward a letter of application, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, two letters of reference, your curriculum vitae, and photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-145 by November 23, 2014 to employ@kpu.ca.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 146

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture is seeking Non-Regular Type 1 contract faculty members to teach in the Mathematics Department.

The successful applicant will lecture and converse fluently in English, and possess, at a minimum, a Master’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics, Ph.D. is preferred.  Experience teaching in a post-secondary setting is strongly preferred.  A willingness to teach all levels of Mathematics, from preparatory through to second-year university courses is required.  A willingness to teach at the third and fourth year level and expertise in computational mathematics, or biomathematics would be an asset.

Please forward a letter of application, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, two letters of reference, your curriculum vitae, and photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-146 by November 23, 2014 to employ@kpu.ca.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

 

PARTS & WAREHOUSING INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-148

The Faculty of Trades and Technology is currently seeking a Non-Regular Type 1 Parts & Warehousing Instructor to provide short-term substitution for Foundation and Apprenticeship training, which may extend from a single day to several weeks.

Qualifications include a Certificate of Apprenticeship, Red Seal Interprovincial Accreditation and eight to ten years current, industry experience as an Automotive Parts Counter person.  Also required is the knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with students.  Preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated record of teaching successfully and current skills.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of documentation of required certification, quoting competition number  14-148 by November 20, 2014 to:  employ@kpu.ca

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 


 

INSTRUCTOR(S) FOR FOUNDATIONS IN DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – Competition Number 14-149

Commencing January 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015, the Foundations in Design (FIND) Certificate program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University requires a non-regular type 1 contract instructor(s) to teach at our Richmond Campus.

The one-year FIND program offers students the opportunity to develop the fundamental knowledge, insights and skills common to the field of design and its diverse disciplines, and to explore and assess design education options and career possibilities. 

We seek faculty who are actively engaged in design, experienced working within an interdisciplinary design environment, dedicated to creating and maintaining a motivational climate, and skilled as communicators both orally and in writing.  Preference will be given to those applicants with teaching experience who are committed to fostering synthesis, collaboration, and integration across the curriculum.  They will be team players; embrace a learner-centered, collaborative style of teaching and learning; understand academic and institutional policies and procedures; be highly organized and reliable; contribute to program and curriculum development, as well as participate on committees as required; all the while retaining their great sense of humour.  Courses seeking instructors may include:

•               FIND 1120 – Design History I (Fall)

•               FIND 1220 – Interdisciplinary Design History II (Spring)

•               FIND 1150 – Designing for Humanity (Spring)

•               FIND 1240 – Introduction to the Digital Studio (possible new course)

Depending on the course(s), professional experience, expertise and/or research interests are required in the following areas: interdisciplinary design in cultural, historical, social, and economic contexts; design research strategies and methodologies; design theories and processes; big picture thinking such as socially and environmentally responsible design; and the changing roles and responsibilities of designers.  For digital courses, instructors must also be technologically savvy, particularly with Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform. 

For program details and course descriptions:  Please visit the FIND program calendar link: http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/design/foundationsindesign-cert.html.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree from a Design program or related field.  Minimum five (5) years of interdisciplinary design experience preferred, and a minimum two (2) years experience teaching design at the post-secondary level.  Salary is dependent on educational level and experience.  Applicants contacted for an interview will be required to discuss a portfolio of work, the courses they are interested in teaching, as well as create a short presentation (the topic TBA).

Please forward a cover letter outlining your areas of expertise and interest, along with a résumé, verification of credentials, and link to your portfolio, quoting competition number 14-149 by November 20, 2014to: employ@kpu.ca.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 


FACULTY OF HEALTH CURRICULUM COORDINATOR - Competition Number 14-150

The Faculty of Health (FoH) is seeking a faculty member to fulfill the FoH Curriculum Coordination role. This faculty position entails a 50% release for a three-year term and will commence on January 1, 2015. This position does not fall under Article 4.05 “Chairs and Program Coordinators,” nor is it similar to those Coordinator positions which fall under the Guidelines for Chairs/Coordinators.

The successful incumbent will support/oversee program curriculum development by working closely within and across program groups and the FoH Dean’s office. In addition, the FoH Curriculum Coordinator will help to facilitate the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Senate curricular process. They will be responsible for reviewing course outlines, program changes, and associated reports in accordance with KPU processes. The FoH Curriculum Coordinator will be a member of and/or Chair the FoH Curriculum Committee and be a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum.

The successful incumbent will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities, proven writing skills, and demonstrated organizational abilities. Preference will be given to individuals who have had previous Coordinator experience and Senate experience. They will have a strong understanding of curriculum design and implementation, be familiar with the FoH programs and their curriculum, and have knowledge of the internal curricular processes of KPU.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-150 by November 21, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.

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 PROGRAM COORDINATOR-BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) – Competition Number 14-151

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is seeking a Coordinator.  This is a 50% teaching release position for a three year period, commencing on January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018.  This position is listed under Article 4.05 “Chairs and Program Coordinators”.

Duties for the position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Coordinator facilitates the day-to-day operations of the program including.
  • Education planning and timetabling.
  • Fostering student success.
  • Maintaining program and student records.
  • Liaise with Clinical Placement staff regarding clinical placements.
  • Acting as a liaison to internal departments and external groups.
  • Participate in special projects.
  • Responsible for the dissemination of information in a timely fashion and ensuring program representation at divisional, University and external community meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the Program. 

Qualified applicants must have a Masters degree in Nursing or a related field, a background in post-secondary nursing education and nursing practice.  Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in community liaison and educational leadership is required. Applicant must have practicing membership with CRNBC.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-151 by November 21, 2014 to:  employ@kpu.ca.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


FACULTY OF HEALTH – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in NURSING (BSN) PROGRAM – Competition Number 14-152

The Faculty of Health is currently seeking a regular full-time faculty member who meets the qualification criteria to teach in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This position will be effective January 1, 2015.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs requires a Master’s prepared (PhD in Nursing preferred). 

Candidates must have current practicing membership with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). In addition, the successful candidates must have related work experience which includes post-secondary nursing education and nursing practice.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-152  by November 21, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca

 

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


INSTRUCTOR(S) FOR THE GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR MARKETING PROGRAM – Competition Number 14-153

Commencing January 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015, the four-year Graphic Design for Marketing (GDMA) Bachelor Degree program in the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University requires non-regular type 1 contract instructor(s) to teach at our Richmond Campus.

The GDMA program consists of a dynamic and integrated curriculum that represents the nexus between communications design, marketing, business, technology, and liberal education. We seek faculty who are actively engaged as professional designers and/or educators, have experience designing a wide range of marketing communications materials, and are skilled communicators both orally and in writing.  Preference will be given to those applicants who are committed to fostering synthesis, collaboration, and integration across the curriculum.  They will be team players; understand academic and institutional policies and procedures; be organized and reliable; contribute to curriculum development, as well as participate on committees as required.  A great sense of humour is a must.  Courses seeking instructors may include:

GDMA 1140          Graphic Design and Society 1 (Fall)

GDMA 1240          Graphic Design and Society 2 (Spring)

GDMA 2240          Social Contexts for Interactive Media (Spring)

GDMA 4240          Contemporary Issues in Graphic Design (Spring)

Depending on the course(s), design expertise and/or research interests are required in the following areas: Cultural, historical, social, and economic contexts for graphic design, design research strategies and methodologies, interactive experience design (for example, in museums), contemporary issues and professional practice, and the changing roles and responsibilities of designers.  It is preferable that instructors are familiar with using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office on a Mac platform. 

For program details and course descriptions:  Please visit the GDMA program calendar link:

http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/design/graphicdesignmarketing-deg.html.

While a Master’s Degree is preferred, minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree from a Design program or related field, five (5) years of professional design experience, plus five (5) years’ experience teaching design at the post-secondary level.  Salary is dependent on educational level, professional practice, and teaching experience.  Applicants contacted for an interview will be asked to discuss a portfolio of their work, the courses they are interested in teaching (including those not listed above), as well as create a short five-minute presentation (the topic TBA).

Please forward your cover letter outlining your areas of expertise and interest, along with a resume, verification of credentials, and link to your portfolio, quoting competition number 14-153 by December 4, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.