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Employment Opportunity

Chair, Welding Program

Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology
Competition Number: 13-2074
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: As soon as possible up to October 03, 2014 -
Poss. of 2 one-year extensions as per Art 2.11.c
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 0.25 FTE release time
Hrs of work assigned are prorated based on 35-hour work week; hours paid are prorated based on Program Norm, as per Art. 14.2.d
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: The Chair of the Welding Program will be responsible for the overall coordination of the Welding programs, including upgrades programs and will support faculty and students in this area. Special areas of responsibility will include: administration, budgets and budget planning, FTE tracking, University and Continuing Education Calendar preparation, advertising and publicity, student certificates, job postings, auxiliary appointments and appointment forms, chairing department meetings, conducting evaluation of support staff, 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 and Applied Technology management, which includes being a member of institutional committees as required. Arranging work experience placements. Management of CWB testing procedures. Student contact - recruitment, interview and selection of prospective students, preparing student reports and monitoring student progress on a 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 and Financial Aid. Insuring 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's Diploma) or program specific qualifications. Familiarity with, and demonstrated skills, in teaching adults. Demonstrated a 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.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications for all items listed on resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: October 03, 2013 - October 09, 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.