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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: July 10, 2014

 

 

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER II) – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Competition Number 14-74

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-84

SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR– Competition Number 14-104

ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-105

ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-106

MASONRY/BRICKLAYER INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14 -107

 


 

 

 

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER II) – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Competition Number 14-74

 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) invites applications for a 5 year term (renewable for a further 5 year term) as a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  

Areas of expertise appropriate for this CRC include (but are not limited to) teaching and learning in higher education, outcomes-based approaches to teaching and learning, assessment practices, cognitive psychology, and the use of technology in higher education.  

The objective of the CRC program (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca) is to promote leading research and prepare highly qualified university teaching personnel. This appointment is provisional and contingent on the successful preparation and submission of the CRC application by the selected candidate prior to appointment, and subsequent award of CRC funding.  If approved by the CRC, the successful candidate will be offered a full time, continuing faculty appointment at KPU.

It is anticipated that the selection process will begin in June 2014, and KPU’s Office of Research and Scholarship will then work with the selected candidate to prepare the application for submission to the CRC in October 2014.   The CRC decision will be confirmed in April 2015, and so a starting date is anticipated for July, 2015.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, originally established by the government of British Columbia in 1981 as a College, was designated a university in 2009. The University, with 16,000 FTES, has four campuses located in Metro Vancouver British Columbia and provides a unique regional university environment bridging urban, suburban and rural communities.  The University offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 135 programs.

The creation of this new position of CRC in Teaching and Learning Higher Education reflects KPU’s commitment to enhancing teaching and learning experiences in higher education by promoting scholarly approaches and encouraging reflective practice to evaluate the learning impact of various teaching methodologies.

The successful candidate will have an established track record and passion for teaching with a substantive body of research, and demonstrated evidence of leadership in the advancement of teaching and learning.  The position will include 25% of time allocated for teaching in the Chair’s discipline, and a 75% release time for research conducted under the auspices of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and KPU’s Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (INSTL).

 

The Chair will work closely with the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning to:

  • engage faculty across disciplines in scholarly approaches to the enhancement of teaching and learning and engage in discipline specific SoTL activities,
  • develop a program of activities that will allow her/his expertise to be widely available to the university community, and
  • promote the scholarship of teaching and learning across the KPU community and beyond.

 

The Tier II nominee should:

  • be an excellent emerging researcher with demonstrated particular research creativity;
  • have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their field in the next five to ten years;
  • be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality;
  • as a chair holder, have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers.

 

Applicants must have earned a PhD. in an appropriate field within the last 10 years, have a solid record of applied research, publication and outreach, demonstrated ability to generate research funding to support their research program, demonstrated success in collaborative research project work, and be prepared to lead and/or contribute to KPU scholarly activities related to the enhancement of teaching and learning.

The Chair will have an established record of scholarly/creative achievement within the broad area of innovative learning/knowing, an ability to articulate and realize an exceptional, long-term research agenda, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary and collaborative research.

 

S/he will have established relationships in both the academic and non-academic communities and a portfolio demonstrating innovative learning and breakthrough thinking.

 

S/he will have demonstrated success with regards to obtaining research and other funding from diverse sources, leading large collaborative research initiatives, establishing and maintaining business, industry and/or community relationships, supervising student research, publishing in leading peer-reviewed publications, and disseminating via presentations or otherwise to diverse audiences.

 

The Chair will develop an exemplary scholarly and creative presence, complement and enrich research and scholarship among faculty by engaging with faculty in their own scholarly projects and participate in local and international research networks.

 

Tier II Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

 

 

The Chair will be expected to provide a detailed research plan outlining key research areas and questions, research partnerships and collaborations, and potential funding sources. Key foci of the position of CRC in Higher Education will be to: 

 

  • engage in leading-edge scholarship and research creation and play a vital leadership role at KPU in stimulating research on teaching and learning including interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research
  • undertake relevant (nationally and internationally as appropriate), high quality applied research in the area of innovative learning and assessment practices
  • develop/expand networks, partnerships and collaborations within the public, private and/or non-profit sectors to support the research agenda, including building linkages with faculty at KPU and other academic institutions;
  • Pursue and obtain research funding from diverse sources, including federal, provincial, public and private, to finance the research agenda;
  • work with KPU faculties to raise the profile of the Chair, the Faculties, and the university;
  • Pursue an active dissemination strategy that targets diverse audiences and stakeholders, i.e. academics, practitioners, and policymakers, at the local, provincial, national and international levels;

 

Required Qualifications & Competencies

 

  • Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline is essential;
  • demonstrated excellence in developing, resourcing and conducting research projects in relevant fields;
  • broad understanding of the field of innovative learning;
  • a demonstrated understanding of the trends, challenges and opportunities facing higher education today;
  • strong track record in knowledge transfer, including conventional academic publications, as well as professional and public education and extension activities;
  • demonstrated excellence in building networks of both internal and external interests and stakeholders, including organizations in the public sector, non-governmental organizations and the private sector;
  • demonstrated teaching excellence in both face-to-face and distance learning environments, preferably with experience teaching international students;
  • a passion for experiential learning, interactive methodologies, and high student engagement online and in the classroom;
  • teaching and supervisory experience at the graduate level;
  • ability to liaise effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally, and maintain a professional approach to working relationships and conflict resolution;
  • excellent decision-making skills and problem-solving abilities;
  • exceptional communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills;
  • comfortable working in a team-based, collaborative environment;
  • experience in developing and managing research proposal and projects.

 

The position will remain open until filled, however, applications received by June 30, 2014 will be given priority.  Applications must consist of:  

  • a cover letter,
  • a current curriculum vitae,
  • four letters of reference,
  • a copy of 3 recent publications (please explain the significance of the selections),
  • a statement of research achievements (as it relates to a Tier II level of achievement),
  • a detailed research proposal (3-4 pages) appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program at the Tier II level,
  • a statement regarding how the proposed research program connects with KPU’s mission, vision, strategic directions and goals, and
  • a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 

To apply please forward your application, quoting competition number 14-74 to: employ@kpu.ca

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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.

 

 

We will begin reviewing applications on June 16, 2014 however the competition will remain open until filled.

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CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-84

 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture is currently seeking applications for a temporary part-time (62.5%), Non-regular Type 2 Chemistry Instructor for a one-year appointment, to commence September 1, 2014.

 

The successful applicant will lecture and converse fluently in English, and possess, at a minimum, a Master’s degree in Chemistry.  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.  Teaching physical chemistry at the second-year level will necessitate a strong background in physical chemistry or closely-related discipline.

 

Please forward a current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, quoting competition number 14-84 by July 11, 2014 to:  employ@kpu.ca

 


SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR– Competition Number 14-104

 

The Sociology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for our qualified faculty inventory. KPU departments each keep lists of qualified faculty to draw upon when sections of specific courses become available for non-regular type 1 faculty (contract) positions.  Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of quality instruction at the post-secondary level and a graduate degree in Sociology, Ph.D. preferred.

 

We are seeking candidates with experience in the following course areas:

 

  • SOCI 2240 Women in Canada
  • SOCI 2250 Families in Canada
  • SOCI 2255 Sociology of Everyday Life and Interaction
  • SOCI 2260 Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOCI 2270 Sociology of Education: A Critical Perspective
  • SOCI 2280 Sociology of Health, Disability, and Society
  • SOCI 2285 Gods in the Global Village: A Sociological Perspective of World Religions
  • SOCI 2365 Introduction to Social Research Statistics
  • SOCI 3210 Technology and Society
  • SOCI 3240 Gender in Global Context
  • SOCI 3245 Gender, Bodies, and Sexualities
  • SOCI 3270 Education, Nation-Building, and Globalization
  • SOCI 3280 Sociology of Dying and Death
  • SOCI 3310 Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • SOCI 3300 Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • SOCI 3365 Quantitative Research Methods

 

Those who are interested in applying can find further information on our courses by visiting our website at: http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/courses/soci/index.html

 

Class sizes for these courses are between 25-35 students. Classes are offered on three area campuses (Surrey, Langley, and Richmond). Our department currently offers a BA Minor in Sociology and a BA Major in Sociology.

KPU provides a unique undergraduate university environment serving communities in the South Fraser region. Our university degrees and applied credentials successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets.  KPU students have a unique opportunity to integrate (or bridge) their certificate and diploma credentials to complete a bachelor’s degree at KPU, creating the best of both worlds — undergraduate studies and the professional enhancement of applied programs.  KPU's Office of Research and Scholarship and research institutes assist faculty and students in their efforts to produce innovative research relevant to the communities we serve. 

A complete application includes: a letter of application outlining qualifications for courses of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy, peer and student reviews, and the names and contact information of three referees.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please email your application, quoting competition number 14-104 by July24, 2014 to employ@kpu.ca.

 

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ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-105

The Faculty of Trades & Technology is currently seeking part-time Non-regular Type 1 contract instructors in the Electrical program to provide short-term delivery of Foundation and Apprenticeship training, which may extend from a single day to several weeks. 

Minimum qualifications include a Certificate of Apprenticeship, Red Seal Interprovincial Accreditation with eight to ten years current, and relevant, related industry experience as an Electrician.  The knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with students is essential. Preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated record of teaching successfully, current electrician experience and two years supervisory experience.

 

Please forward your resume, including copies of required certification, quoting competition number 14-105 by July 22, 2014 to:  employ@kpu.ca

 

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ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-106

The Faculty of Trades and Technology is currently seeking a full-time Non-regular Type 2 Electrical Instructor to provide instruction in the Foundation and/or Apprenticeship programs.  This contract will be for a one-year term commencing October 6, 2014.  Classes may be scheduled to run during the day or evening.

Minimum qualifications include a Certificate of Apprenticeship, Red Seal Interprovincial Accreditation with eight to ten years current, and relevant, related industry experience as an Electrician.  The knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with students is essential. Preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated record of teaching successfully and curriculum development.

 

Please forward your resume, including copies of documentation of required certification, quoting competition number 14-106 by July 22, 2014 to:   employ@kpu.ca

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MASONRY/BRICKLAYER INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14 -107

 

The Faculty of Trades & Technology is currently seeking a part-time (53.8%) Non-Regular Type 2 Masonry/Bricklaying instructor for a one-year term commencing February 2, 2015.

Qualifications include a Certificate of Apprenticeship, Red Seal Interprovincial Accreditation and eight (8) years current industry experience as a Mason/Bricklayer.  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, current masonry experience and two (2) years supervisory experience.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of documentation of required certification, quoting competition number 14-107 by July 24, 2014 to:   employ@kpu.ca 

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