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Employment Opportunity

Chair, Automotive

Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology
Competition Number: 13-2042
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: July 02, 2013 up to June 27, 2014 -
with the possibility of ext. as per Article 2.11.c
Workload: Stipend payable @ 100% as per Art.24.3
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus - Nanaimo
Duties: Be responsible for the overall coordination of the Automotive Service Technician Program and Apprenticeship/up-grade programs. Special areas of responsibility will include:

Administration, budget's and budget planning, FTE tracking, University and CE calendar preparation, advertising and publicity, student certificates, job postings, auxiliary appointments and appointment forms, chairing faculty meetings, conducting evaluations of temporary and auxiliary faculty, timetabling, managing student intake and monitoring of students, managing referrals of students. Coordinating program evaluations, new program development, curriculum development and professional development activities. Participating in Trades & Applied Technology management, which includes being a member of institutional committees as required. Arranging work experience placements.

Student contact, recruitment, interview and selection of prospective students, preparing student reports and monitoring student progress on an ongoing basis, handling student inquiries and interviews regarding the courses coordinated. Dealing with student performance contracts.

Liaison with local industry, sponsoring agents, Advising, Counseling, Registration, Financial Aid, and insuring the recording of grades, reports and certificates.
  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: A regular faculty member who is currently qualified to instruct in the program area and who has instructor training (i.e., Provincial Instructor Diploma) or program specific qualifications. Familiarity with, and demonstrated skills, in teaching adults. Demonstrated high level of communication (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Vancouver Island University programs, policies and procedures. Ability to work effectively as part of a team that includes administration, instructors and support staff.
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: Some supervisory experience.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: June 20, 2013 - July 03, 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.