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of post secondary transcripts, quoting the appropriate competition number to:

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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: October 20, 2014

 

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT– FUNCTIONAL LITERACY INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-130

INSTRUCTOR(S) FOR BACHELOR OF DESIGN IN PRODUCT DESIGN PROGRAM -   Competition Number 14-137

JAPANESE INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-138

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR - BACHELOR OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING (BPN) – Competition Number 14-139

SIMULATION FACILITATOR –  FACULTY OF HEALTH - Competition Number 14-140

 

 



 

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.

 


 

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT– FUNCTIONAL LITERACY INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-130

 

KPU’s Academic and Career Preparation Department requires expertise in curriculum development and instruction within the area of functional literacy for learners with disabilities for a pilot project running from fall 2014 until spring 2015, with a possible extension to fall 2016. This is a non-regular type 1 (contract) opportunity. The successful applicant will develop and deliver this course in an environment that embraces and supports learners’ individualized learning.  Talented instructors with a passion for making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

The key duties will include:

  • the collection and development of teaching materials
  • the development of the course
  • instruction of the course (twice/week over two semesters)
  • liaison with an internal advisory committee
  • liaison with external agencies as required

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education or special education (masters preferred) and experience that demonstrates an interest in working with people with developmental disabilities is required.  The ability to be creative and innovative is essential for the development and delivery of pilot course.  Applicants need to have experience in the instruction of functional literacy for adults (reading, writing and math), knowledge of community resources, and experience with the use of technology in pedagogy is an asset. 

Please forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, photocopies of post-secondary transcripts,   quoting competition 14-130 by October 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.


 

INSTRUCTOR(S) FOR BACHELOR OF DESIGN IN PRODUCT DESIGN PROGRAM -   Competition Number 14-137

Commencing January 1, 2015 the new Product Design degree program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University requires instructor(s) for their four-year bachelor degree in Product Design (DEPD).   This position is for a non-regular type 1 contract with the possibility of additional work dependent on candidate qualifications.

We seek faculty from the fields of industrial design or engineering, with experience in sports gear design technology, and construction. Skills required for technology courses include expertise with prototypes, production and manufacturing industry. Equally important, successful candidates should possess strong knowledge of prototype construction and evaluation, production of specifications, garment construction   and understanding of material technology, and proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, CAD.  Examples of courses or lab components in this stream include:

  • DEPD 2420 - Production Technology
  • DEPD 3620 – Product Manufacturing

The course work associated with this position will be taught in the Spring 2015 (Jan-April) semesters.

The Product Design program at Kwantlen is on our Richmond campus and forms part of the existing suite of design degrees that meet the needs of the soft goods and product design in BC. Please go to http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/design/productdesign-deg.html for descriptions of the courses offered.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Master’s Degree in Product Design, Industrial Design or related field.   Minimum five (5) years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience/practice in Product Design or relevant field, or published evidence of scholarly research in a design–related subject.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to creating and maintaining a motivational climate and work closely with other instructors in the integration of course materials throughout the Product Design program.  Preferred are those applicants who have teaching experience, are active in design and/or related professions, who have demonstrated leadership qualities and experience, and who can show evidence of teamwork and collaborative approaches in a work environment.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Student focused: demonstrate appreciation for students and the role of a learner centered institution
  • Collaborative: provides evidence of embracing a collaborative style of teaching and learning. Team player committed to fostering consensus building towards the success of the program
  • Leader: Strong academic leadership qualities and experience
  • Organizational skills: diplomatic, consultative, and democratic. Organized, pays attention to details and a multi-tasker; able to manage and prioritize multiple demands and various levels of accountability.  Understands institutional policies and procedures
  • Strong communicator: effective written and oral communication skills
  • Digital literacy: technically savvy and able to trouble-shoot and navigate various software and hardware
  • Interpersonal skills: dedicated and reliable; positive and eager; flexible, open minded, adaptable, and resilient.  Confident, self-directed, pro-active, action oriented, ‘can-do’ personality.  Embraces diversity.  Has a sense of humor. Must be dedicated to creating and maintaining a motivational climate and work closely with other instructors in the integration of course materials
  • Innovative: A broad, innovative and creative thinker
  • Active in design: or related professions

Please go to kwantlen.ca/design for program details.

Please forward a cover letter outlining your areas of expertise and interest, resume and verification of credentials, quoting competition number 14-137 by October 21, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.

Visit our website www.kpu.ca for information about the institution.

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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.

 

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Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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


 

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR - BACHELOR OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING (BPN) – Competition Number 14-139

 

The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) Program is seeking a faculty member to fulfill the Curriculum Coordinator role for the BPN program. This faculty position entails a .25 time release for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2015. Please be advised that this position does not correlate to the established Chair & Coordinator guidelines listed under the Human Resources department website.

The Curriculum Coordinator will facilitate the development/revision, implementation, and maintenance and evaluation of BPN curriculum. The successful incumbent will work closely within and across semester groups of faculty and oversee the overall curricular foundation of the BPN degree. They will be responsible for writing and revising course outlines, program changes, and associated reports in accordance with Kwantlen processes. The Curriculum Coordinator will chair the BPN Curriculum Committee and be a member of the Faculty Council Standing Committee on Curriculum.

The successful incumbent will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities, proven writing skills, and demonstrated organizational abilities. They will have a strong understanding of curriculum design and implementation, be familiar with the BPN curriculum, and have knowledge of the internal curricular processes of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-139 by October 28, 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.

 


 

SIMULATION FACILITATOR –  FACULTY OF HEALTH - Competition Number 14-140

 

The Faculty of Community & Health Studies is seeking a Simulation Facilitator. This release position of 25% will be for a three (3) year term commencing as soon as possible to August 31, 2017.  This release position is not a chair or coordinator position.

The Simulation Facilitators will facilitate the development, implementation, and integration of simulation education and utilization supporting our programs. The successful incumbents will work closely with faculty in applicable scenario development to ensure learning outcomes are achieved in a simulated learning environment. They will work collaboratively with the Simulation Technician and Lab Coordinator to ensure equipment maintenance, and contribute to the developmental technical competencies required for high fidelity simulation utilization.

Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree in a related field, registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Recent nursing experience, teaching experience and the ability to work collaboratively are also required. A doctoral degree is preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities, proven writing skills and demonstrated organizational abilities. They will have a strong understanding of curriculum design and implementation, must have current practice experience with low, medium and high fidelity simulation, and be familiar with the various programs curricula.

Please forward your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-140 by October 28, 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.