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Employment Opportunity

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanics Instructor

Heavy Duty Mechanics
Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology
Competition Number: 13-2018
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Start/End: August 26, 2013 up to June 27, 2014 -
May end early or be extended
Workload: 25 hours per week of direct instruction (alternate workweek schedule in place for delivery of direct instruction Tuesday - Friday)
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus - Nanaimo
Duties: Teach all aspects of theory and practical skills required for the Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Foundation and Apprenticeship Programs. Ensure program standards are maintained, prepare and develop course material as appropriate, maintain and submit student evaluation and grading. Work in a team approach to deliver both classroom and practical objectives in shop operations while promoting safety standards as a priority.
  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: Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport Interprovincial Trade Qualification plus 5 years recent experience working in the trade. Provincial Instructor Diploma or equivalent (if in progress, to be completed within two years). Familiarity with and demonstrated skills in teaching adults. Proven ability in classroom management. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills. A high level of energy and enthusiasm is essential. Proven positive interpersonal skills in dealing with students. Ability to work effectively as part of a team comprised of administrators, instructors and support staff. Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment. Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with Vancouver Island University programs, policies and procedures. Some supervisory experience. Class 1 Driver's Licence and Forklift Certification.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: May 09, 2013 - May 29, 2013
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.