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Last updated: September 19, 2014

 

 

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

POLITICAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 14-131

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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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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