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Employment Opportunity

Learning Centre Instructor

Competition Number: 12-2059
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Start/End: January 21, 2013 up to May 31, 2013
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: Varied hours up to a maximum of 24 hours per week direct instruction
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Powell River Campus
Duties: Individual and group instruction in a multi-level multi-course learning centre environment; prepare course materials; develop curriculum; support students; evaluate and grade students, and record keeping; liaise with student advisors; participate as an active member of the instructional team; operate and supervise science labs in a safe manner, maintain and order lab materials and supplies.
  Leave replacement for the Spring 2013 academic term for the courses outlined below:

Mathematics 041 (Advanced Level Algebra-Introduction)
Mathematics 047 (Advanced Level Algebra)
Mathematics 067 (Provincial Math)
Biology 047 (Advanced Biology)
Biology 067 (Provincial Biology)
Chemistry 047 (Advanced Chemistry)
Chemistry 067 (Provincial Chemistry)
Physics 047 (Advanced Physics)
Physics 067 (Provincial Physics)
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success through ongoing professional training, subject currency, and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and department committees; meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an appropriately accredited institution; proven skill and experience teaching adults; recent experience teaching all relevant subjects and levels; experience and sensitivity in working with adult learners who have not been successful in school; ability to use a wide range of teaching strategies to accommodate the needs of different learners; skills in development of course materials; skill in providing individualized instruction in a group setting; demonstrated interpersonal skills working with students, instructors, student support services, staff and administration as a team member; organizational skills. Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.

Sciences: ability to operate and supervise science labs in a safe manner; maintain and order lab materials and supplies. All subjects at 04 level require a strong background in subject at post secondary level. All subjects at 06 level require significant study at the post secondary level. (e.g. Minimum of 6 university level courses).
Preferred Qualifications: Teacher training. Experience teaching in a learning centre environment.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 22, 2012 - December 05, 2012
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.