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Last updated: January 23, 2015

ANTHROPOLOGY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 15-07

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

CRIMINOLOGY INSTRUCTOR, QUALIFIED FACULTY INVENTORY - Competition Number 14-159

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-168

HISTORY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 15-02

POLITICAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR: Competition Number 15-03

SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 15-04


ANTHROPOLOGY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 15-07

The Department of Anthropology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a 50% non-regular (temporary) faculty position starting May 1, 2015. The successful candidate will be qualified to lead 4 courses in the Summer 2015 semester. This is a non-renewable contract.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach:

  • ANTH 1100 Social & Cultural Anthropology (2 sections)
  • One of ANTH 2133 Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft; ANTH 2140 First Nations Cultures of B.C; ANTH 2142 First Nations Cultures of Canada; or ANTH 2163 Culture, Health, and Well-Being
  • Either ANTH 4501 Selected Problems in Anthropology; or ANTH 4101 Contemporary Readings in Anthropology

For information about Anthropology courses, please visit: http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/courses/anth/index.html#anth1100

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology (or be near completion), have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring and supervision, and have 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 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 forward your application quoting competition number 15-07 by Friday, February 20th, 2015 to: employ@kpu.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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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.

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.


 

CRIMINOLOGY INSTRUCTOR, QUALIFIED FACULTY INVENTORY - Competition Number 14-159

Applications are invited for qualified instructors to be added to our qualified faculty inventory listing. The department keeps this list of qualified faculty to draw upon when sections of specific courses become available for non-regular type 1 faculty (contract) positions.  The Criminology Department is inviting applications for qualified instructors in all areas of Criminology, including but not limited to expertise and experience in Statistics and Research Methods in Criminology, Psychological Criminology, Legal Studies, Criminological Theory, and Interpersonal and Professional Development in the Criminal Justice System. Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of quality instruction at the post-secondary level. The Criminology department offers courses in each of three academic terms (Sept.-Dec., Jan.-Apr., and May-Aug.). Applicants should be available for teaching assignments, day and/or evening, at our Surrey, Richmond, and/or Langley campuses. Course delivery formats vary throughout the academic year and include in-person, on-line, and blended modes of instruction.

For information about Criminology courses, please visit: http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/courses/crim/index.html

Applicants for all Criminology opportunities should have a track-record of quality teaching. Candidates with a Ph.D., LL.M., and/or equivalent combination of graduate work, research, publications, and experience will be considered.

The Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology degree as well as a second degree focusing on Social Justice. The department emphasizes pedagogical principles and educational approaches that incorporate community-based research, professional development, and experiential learning across the curriculum, including service learning and practicum elements, as well as a co-op placement option. The Criminology Department is also home to the Journal of Radical Criminology and to the Critical Criminology Working Group. Past and proposed future learning initiatives include an Inside-Out course set in the prison context, an International Field School initiative, and a Centre for Social Justice. The Criminology Department is interested in applicants who reflect emerging fields of research, scholarship, and teaching and fit with our Polytechnic mandate.

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 students have a unique opportunity to integrate (or bridge) their certificate and diploma credentials to complete a bachelor’s degree at Kwantlen, creating the best of both worlds — undergraduate studies and the professional enhancement of applied programs. 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. To support our growth, the Surrey Campus has undergone a thirty-six million dollar expansion.

A complete application includes: a letter of interest that provides a brief explanation of your qualifications for each course you are interested in being qualified to teach; a current curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts of all degrees; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching success (including course evaluations); and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

Please email your application quoting competition number 14-159  by April 10, 2015 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.


SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-168

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture is currently seeking Non-Regular Type 1 (Contract) Instructors to be added to the Sustainable Agriculture Qualified Faculty List.  Successful candidates should be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: agricultural business management, soil science, agricultural engineering, aquaponics, research methods and applied statistics, plant science agroforestry, pasture and rangeland management, agronomy, agro ecology and ecological pest management, animal husbandry and planning. The potential courses are part of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture. Successful candidates will be responsible for covering relevant topics in the context of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

The Sustainable Agriculture degree program at KPU provides students with a unique curriculum designed in recognition of the need for both practical and academic training within the new powerful movement in sustainable agriculture. Students will be immersed in a setting which fosters experiential learning through classroom, lab and field based research and teaching. Graduates of the program will be equipped with expertise and skills in food production, policy and business needed to provide leadership in addressing issues around the development of sustainable agri-good systems.

 http://www.kpu.ca/science/agriculture

The successful applicant will lecture and converse fluently in English, and possess at a minimum, a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in an appropriate field. Record of demonstrated scholarly activity and teaching experience required.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a maximum 2 page statement of your teaching/ education philosophy and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please forward your complete application, quoting the competition number 14-168 by January 23, 2015 by email to: employ@kpu.ca

 

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HISTORY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 15-02

The Department of History at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a non-regular type 2 (temporary) faculty position for one year beginning May 1, 2015. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses over the Summer (May-August) and Fall (Sept-Dec) semesters.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in South Asian History and Asian Studies to teach the following courses:

HIST 1160: Introduction to South Asia

HIST 3361: The Indian Subcontinent since 1947

HIST 4460: Gandhi in History

ASIA 3230: Islam in South Asia

Candidates should have extensive post-secondary teaching experience in both History and Asian Studies. The minimum qualification for this position is an MA in History (PhD preferred) or a Ph.D. in Asian Studies. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach lower level survey courses and upper level seminars in their area of specialization. More information on the Department of History and our course offerings can be found at: http://www.kpu.ca/arts/history

The Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, with three concentrations: General, Military History, and Asian History. We take great pride in our student-centered approach to learning and our teaching-focused faculty. Service to the university and department constitutes a required component of this position.

A complete application must include a current curriculum vitae, sample course outlines, peer and student reviews, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts of all degrees, and the names of three referees.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 

Please email your application, quoting competition number 15-02 by February 10, 2015 to: employ@kpu.ca.

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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 15-03

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 September 1, 2015.  

The courses associated with this position are:

September -December 2015

POLI 1145 - Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

January-May 2016

POLI 1120 (2 sections) - Canadian Government and Politics

POLI/POST 2100 - Sustainability and Government

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or near completion) in Political Science, with a Canadian Politics/Comparative Politics 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.
 

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Please email your application, quoting competition number 15-03 by February 12, 2015 to employ@kpu.ca.


 

SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 15-04

 

The Sociology Department in the Faculty of Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a full-time regular position beginning May 1, 2015. The minimum required credential for this position is an M.A. in Sociology, but preference will be given to applicants with a PhD. in Sociology or a related field. The successful candidate will have a proven teaching and scholarly record in Indigenous Studies and must be able to teach Introduction to Sociology. He/She will also be expected to develop curricula in the area of Indigenous Studies

For information about Sociology courses, please visit: http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/arts/sociology-ba.html

Our department offers a BA (Minor and Major) in Sociology. The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology combines theoretical, research, and applied components in the curriculum.  Our BA Major/Minor in Sociology is based on critical, practical, and transformative approaches to local and global issues with an emphasis on student-faculty collaborations and student-centered scholarly research. Our degree also combines the benefits of our exceptional teaching environment - which includes class sizes of 25 to 35 students - with the evolving needs of local, regional, and global communities and markets. We offer unique learning experiences in applied settings with academic rigor and a well-rounded education in various sub-fields in the discipline. The BA Major in Sociology is the only program of this kind in British Columbia that involves a practicum component, which provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in local or global contexts in community based settings, make employment contacts, and apply knowledge they have learned in class in the field.

A complete application includes a current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a representative writing sample, names of three referees, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, student course evaluations for two post-secondary courses, and, if available, examples of teaching innovations and peer evaluations.

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

Please submit these documents, quoting the competition number  15- 04 by February 12, 2015 to employ@kpu.ca.

 

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