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Employment Opportunity

Resource Management and Aboriginal Rights Instructor (RMOT 496)

Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection
Faculty of Science & Technology
Competition Number: 13-4082
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding
Start/End: December 30, 2013 up to May 16, 2014 -
May end early or be extended
Workload: Mondays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Schedule flexibility may be possible
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Develop and instruct RMOT 496 (Resource Management and Aboriginal Rights), a fourth-year course in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection degree program. Develop the course content in consultation with departmental faculty.

This course will examine Canadian Aboriginal relations, with a focus on the history and current status of treaties regarding First Nations fishing and hunting practices in British Columbia. Topics will include the treaty negotiation process, current case law, and integrated resource management approaches.
  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: Masters degree from an appropriately accredited institution. Five years work experience in the area of First Nations natural resource management or policy issues (e.g., fisheries, wildlife, parks and forestry), including expertise in First Nations resource management case law.

Experience teaching or training adults. Demonstration of strong communication (written, oral) and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. from an appropriately accredited institution. Demonstrated teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications for all items listed on resume
Recent teaching evaluations, if an experienced instructor
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: September 29, 2013 - October 16, 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.