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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: September 29, 2014

 

 

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

POLITICAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 14-131

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-133

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

 

 



 

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.

 


 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 14-131

 

The Department of Political Science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a 50% non-regular type 2 (temporary) faculty position for one year beginning January 1, 2015.  

We seek faculty with expertise and experience to teach a 4000-level seminar in Democracy: Classic and Contemporary Debates   The successful candidate should also be able to teach the following: a 2000-level course in Sustainability and Government; and an introductory course in Political Ideologies.

All of the courses will run on Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Surrey, B.C. campus and are scheduled as follows:

January-April 2015

POLI 1110 Ideology and Politics - Tuesday & Thursday 2:30-3:50 PM

POLI/POST 2100 Sustainability and Government - Monday 7:00 PM - 9:50 PM

POLI 4210 Democracy: Classic and Contemporary Debates Thursday - 7:00 PM - 9:50 PM

May-August 2015

POLI 1110 Ideology and Politics - Monday 1:00-3:50 PM

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or near completion) in Political Science, with a political theory/political philosophy profile preferred, and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring and supervising students. All applicants should have a track-record of quality teaching and an established or developing program of research.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides a unique regional 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. Kwantlen's Office of Research and Scholarship and four research institutes assist faculty and students in their efforts to produce innovative research relevant to the communities we serve.

A complete application includes current curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts; a teaching portfolio, which states your teaching philosophy and documents your teaching innovations, accomplishments, peer and student reviews, and teacher training; and a list of referees.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please email your application, quoting competition number 14-131 by October 17, 2014 to employ@kpu.ca.

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014.

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

 


 

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-133

 

The Department of Educational Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for non-regular type 1(contract) instructors to begin January 2015.  Interested applicants should be able to teach one or both of the following courses in the Spring 2015 (January 1 – April 30, 2015) term:

 

  • EDUC 1102: Introduction to Higher Education for Aboriginal Students
  • EDUC 1150: Introduction to Higher Education for International Students

 

All our transition courses focus on helping students appreciate the broad purpose and values of higher education in democratic societies, and cultivate the abilities necessary to engage in scholarly discourse at a university level.

 

EDUC 1102 is specifically designed to support students as they explore the relationship between Aboriginal worldviews and traditional academia, and develop their abilities to engage in academic discourse through focused discussion of readings, topics and issues of interest to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

 

EDUC 1150: Introduction to Higher Education for International Students, is specifically designed to support international students in their transition to university in Canada. Students will explore the purpose and values of higher education in a Canadian context, and the analysis of higher educational institutions will be used as a basis for the cultivation of the skills, strategies, abilities, and traits that can enable academic and personal success in higher education and beyond.

 

 

Minimum qualifications to teach in the department include:

  • Earned Doctorate degree in Education, Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Strong evidence of excellence in teaching in an academic discipline and a minimum of five years experience teaching at post-secondary institutions
  • Knowledge and experience related to specific courses required for position

 

Ideal candidates for EDUC 1102:

  • A Doctorate (or ABD) in Education
  • A strong understanding of the value of and a demonstrated commitment to a broad liberal arts tradition in education

 

Those applicants interested in applying to teach can find further information on courses offered by visiting our websites at:

Educational Studies (EDUC) http://kwantlen.ca/calendar/2012-13/courses/educ/index.html

Counselling Psychology (CNPS) http://kwantlen.ca/calendar/2012-13/courses/cnps/index.html

Kwantlen is a teaching-oriented polytechnic university serving communities in the South Fraser region. As leaders in innovative and interdisciplinary education, we offer all learners, regardless of background and preparation, opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. Our many programs of study provide applied learning and broad-based university education.  

A PhD in Education, Humanities or Social Sciences is the minimum qualification for all continuing positions in the department.  Applications from ABD candidates will be considered. A complete application includes a current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts of all degrees, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success, and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.   

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please email your application, quoting competition number 14-133 by October 16, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.
 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from Aboriginal persons.

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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 14-30 by October 10, 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.