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Employment Opportunity


Early Childhood Education
Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 13-4010
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment. May be filled by more than one applicant.
Start/End: Cowichan Campus
March 4 - March 15 ECEC 150
March 18 - March 28 ECEC 130
April 2 - April 12 ECEC 120

Nanaimo Campus
April 22 - May 3 ECEC 150
May 6 - May 17 ECEC 130
May 21 - 31 ECEC 120
May end early or be extended
Workload: 1 section per course
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo and Cowichan
Duties: As a dynamic, practice-based faculty member, contribute to an Employment Skills Access Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program. Courses will be taught in a two week block format. Courses to be offered are: ECEC 150, ECEC 120 and ECEC 130.
  Develop, prepare, and deliver first year diploma courses; design and assess student assignments and exams; and facilitate and assess students' integration of theory and practice, through classroom, lab and field placement instruction. Faculty are required to travel to a variety of Early Childhood settings on Vancouver Island if they are instructing field placement. VIU emphasizes teaching excellence while also encouraging scholarly activity and community partnerships.
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and post-secondary teaching with the ability to meet the needs of diverse students. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency with the application and integration information technology. Applicants must have expertise, and familiarity with the following areas: interpersonal relations, child guidance, and health, safety, and nutrition for childcare settings. Current membership in the Early Childhood Educations of British Columbia (ECEBS) and/or other childcare association. Successful candidate(s) will be responsive to diverse 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).

Please Submit: CV/Resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: February 07, 2013 - February 20, 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.