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Employment Opportunity

Geography Instructor

Posting Period Extended
Faculty of Social Sciences
Competition Number: 13-4042
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Start/End: August 12, 2013 up to December 27, 2013
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo Campus
  Vancouver Island University has three faculty devoted to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing instruction, as part of the Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications (ADGISA). This is a post-graduate diploma program delivered in two forms. Our face-to-face program takes place over two academic terms and is a popular choice for recent university graduates who wish to gain practical experience in the field and make industry contacts. Our fully online program is a popular choice for professionals worldwide who are looking for GIS certification, changes in responsibility, and career advancement.

GIS is an active area of study at VIU, with the potential for growth. ADGISA faculty are currently involved in a five-year project (2013-2018) with the government of Ukraine which involves the development of six geomatics courses, and the delivery of these courses by our partners in Ukraine. In addition, VIU has proposed a Master's in GIS program which is currently under review by the BC government.
Duties: Teach GEOG 100: World Regional Geography (1 section), Fall Semester, Mondays and Wednesdays 13:00 to 14:30.

Prepare and deliver classes, designing and grading student assignments and tests, assess and evaluate student achievement.
  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 Geography or related social or physical science from an appropriately credited institution.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Geography or in related social or physical science. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: May 02, 2013 - May 22, 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.