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Employment Opportunity


Forest Resources Technology
Faculty of Science & Technology
Competition Number: 13-4086
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Start/End: December 30, 2013 up to May 16, 2014 -
May end early or be extended
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: Up to 3 positions available
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: There are up to 3 full-time temporary positions available for the Spring 2013 term in the Forestry Department. Potential duties fall into 3 categories: instruction, Forest Biosolids Program management, and silviculture management of the VIU Woodlot. Candidates need to clearly indicate what combination of duties for which they are applying.

Instruct first and second year courses in the Forest Resources Technology Program. Potential courses include: FRST 111 (Forest Inventory), FRST 144 (Forest Resources Administration), FRST 152 (Forest Soils II), FRST 212 (Silviculture Assessments), FRST 233 (Silviculture II), FRST 242 (Integrated Resource Management), and FRST 282 (Information Technology GIS portion). Applicants should clearly identify which of these courses they feel qualified to teach and provide details of relevant education and experience. There is up to 2.0 FTE workload available in this area. Course listings and details are available on the VIU website:

Forest Biosolids Program
Manage the Forest Biosolids Program. The Forest Biosolids Program entails planning, environmental monitoring, and liasing with the RDN and Sylvis regarding the application of biosolids. In addition, the program includes a modest research component. Thus the candidate should be skilled in contract administration, research project development, and environmental monitoring. Applicants should provide details of relevant education and experience as it relates to these responsibilities. There is up to 0.5 FTE workload in this area.

VIU Woodlot
Manage the silviculture responsibilities on the VIU Woodlot. Work with the Woodlot Manager to plan and implement silviculture operations, to liase with the Ministry of Forests, update the GIS database, use RESULTS to report milestones and activities, and facilitate research projects. Thus the candidate should be skilled in contract administration, GIS, research project development, and online reporting using RESULTS software. Applicants should provide details of relevant education and experience as it relates to these responsibilities. there is up to 0.5 FTE workload in this area.
  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 related to natural resource management, or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution; extensive work experience in forest management in British Columbia. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and silviculture history record keeping systems (e.g., RESULTS, Genus or Phoenix); membership, or eligibility for membership, as an RPF in the ABCFP.
Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge in the use of computer tablets, GPS and dedicated forestry software (e.g., RoadEng and Cruise Compilation); a B.C. Class 4 Driver's License (or be willing to obtain one) and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in the VIU policies and procedures); recent teaching experience in a post-secondary environment.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Teaching evaluations if an experienced teacher
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: October 10, 2013 - October 23, 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.