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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: November 24, 2014

 

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

JAPANESE INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-138

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.

 

 

 

 


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.