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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: October 30, 2014

 

HORTICULTURE INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-86

JAPANESE INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-138

ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-141

PLUMBING INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-142

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS ASSISTANT PROGRAM (SETA) – Competition Number 14-143

CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 145

MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 146

ENGLISH TUTORIAL/WRITING LAB INSTRUCTOR- Competition Number 14-147

  


 

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.

 

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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.


 

ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTORS – Competition Number 14-141

The Faculty of Trades & Technology is currently seeking part-time Non-regular Type 1 contract instructors in the Electrical program to provide short-term delivery of Foundation and Apprenticeship training, which may extend from a single day to several weeks. 

Minimum qualifications include a Certificate of Apprenticeship, Red Seal Interprovincial Accreditation with eight to ten years current, and relevant, related industry experience as an Electrician.  The knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with students is essential. Preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated record of teaching successfully, current electrician experience and two years supervisory experience.

Please forward your resume, including copies of required certification, quoting competition number 14-141 by November 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.


 


 

PLUMBING INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 14-142

 

The Faculty of Trades and Technology is currently seeking Non-regular Type 1 (Contract) Plumbing Instructors to provide short term delivery of Foundation and Apprenticeship training, which may extend from one day to several weeks.  Occasional coverage may be required at off-site locations.

 

Minimum qualifications include a Certificate of Apprenticeship, Red Seal Interprovincial Accreditation with eight to ten years current, and relevant, related industry experience as a Plumber.  A current Cross Connection Ticket and a current Class B Gas Fitting Ticket are also required.  The knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with students is essential. Preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated record of teaching successfully, current plumbing skills and two (2) years supervisory experience.  The successful applicant will be required to have a criminal record check done.

 

Please forward your resume, including copies of documentation of required certification, quoting competition number 14-142 by November 14, 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.


 

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS ASSISTANT PROGRAM (SETA) – Competition Number 14-143

The SETA program prepares students to work as Education Assistants in elementary, middle and secondary school settings with children and adolescents. Specifically, we equip students with the skills, knowledge and foundation to work with students with a variety of diverse learning styles, as well as behavioral, communication and personal care needs.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking a non-regular type one (contract) instructor beginning January 2015 to teach the following first year/first term courses to pre-service Education Assistants:  

SETA 1162, Change and Development: Adolescence

The successful incumbent for SETA 1162 will be responsible for facilitating the learning of pre-service Education Assistants in the area of development from adolescence through middle adulthood. S/he will have expertise working with adolescents, preferably within the school context, and experience with teens who have diverse cognitive, biological and social/emotional profiles, including mental health and other developmental challenges.

The successful incumbent will possess a Masters degree in a related field, preferably Education and/or Child and Youth care. S/he will have some work experience in school settings. Experience teaching adults in a post-secondary setting is also strongly preferred. Candidate must be available to teach in the day time, Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Please email your resume, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-143 by November 14, 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.

 


 

CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 145

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture is seeking Non-Regular Type 1 contract faculty members to teach in the Chemistry Department.

The successful applicant will lecture and converse fluently in English, supervise in the laboratory, and possess, at a minimum, a Master’s degree in Chemistry.  Demonstrated experience teaching in a post-secondary setting is strongly preferred.  A willingness to teach all levels of Chemistry, from preparatory through to second-year university courses is required. 

Please forward a letter of application, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, two letters of reference, your curriculum vitae, and photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-145 by November 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.


MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTORS – Competition 14 - 146

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture is seeking Non-Regular Type 1 contract faculty members to teach in the Mathematics Department.

The successful applicant will lecture and converse fluently in English, and possess, at a minimum, a Master’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics, Ph.D. is preferred.  Experience teaching in a post-secondary setting is strongly preferred.  A willingness to teach all levels of Mathematics, from preparatory through to second-year university courses is required.  A willingness to teach at the third and fourth year level and expertise in computational mathematics, or biomathematics would be an asset.

Please forward a letter of application, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, two letters of reference, your curriculum vitae, and photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 14-146 by November 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.


ENGLISH TUTORIAL/WRITING LAB INSTRUCTOR- Competition Number 14-147

The Dean’s Office (Faculty of Arts) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications from all regular faculty members in the Department of English for one of two course release opportunities for the Spring 2015 academic term. The position reports to the Dean or Dean’s designate but is expected to work closely with the Dept. Chair.

These course releases involve the instruction of a tutorial/writing lab (TWL) as part of a pilot project intended to support students enrolled in ENGL 1100. The tutorial/writing labs will meet once a week for two hours and will be operated as tutorials/workshops, capped at 25 students per section.  Four sections of TWL will be offered in the spring of 2015, with two sections constituting one time release (12.5%). The intent is to offer two sections of TWL in Surrey, and two in Richmond. TWL instructors will be responsible for providing instruction in grammar, academic style, and critical reading and writing skills consistent with the official outline for ENGL 1100, including summary writing, critical/rhetorical analysis, synthesis and argumentation, and research and documentation.  Rather than requiring students to complete additional reading and writing assignments, TWL instructors will work with students on graded and/or to-be-graded assignments from ENGL 1100. Students will participate in TWL on their own initiative and/or on the recommendation of their ENGL 1100 instructor.

Specific deliverables for this assignment include but are not limited to the following:

  1. The design and delivery of two sections each of TWL (which together will be the equivalent of a single 3 credit course).
  2. Development of materials that may be used by future instructors in similar courses.
  3. Tracking of the attendance/participation and the success in ENGL 1100 of students attending the tutorials/writing lab, and the submission of a brief report to the Dean’s Office and the Department of English outlining the results of this project.

Interested faculty should send a letter of interest quoting the competition number 14-147  by November 13, 2014 to employ@kpu.ca. The letter should outline your teaching philosophy, preliminary thoughts on potential strategies to support student success, and key indicators of student success that need to be tracked and discussed with department colleagues.

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