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Employment Opportunity

Instructor, Event Management

Faculty of Management
Competition Number: 17-4100
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: January 01, 2018 up to May 18, 2018
Workload: Up to 2 sections
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: The Department of Recreation and Tourism is seeking applicants who are qualified to teach one or more of the following courses in the Spring 2018 Term. Candidates require conceptual knowledge and direct industry experience relevant to the courses they wish to apply for.

CONV 103 - Celebrating Community and Culture
An exploration of how communities and cultures within those communities can be effectively included in special events. Topics include: assessing the community environment; communities as assets to special events; socio-cultural impacts of tourism and events; cross-cultural communication; and adding a cultural element to special events.
Schedule: Taught Online

CONV 104 - Event Volunteer Management
An introduction to concepts and skills for the successful management of event volunteers. Topics include: the value of volunteers; a five-stage approach to the volunteer cycle; role and responsibilities of the event volunteer coordinator; and the event volunteer management process.
Schedule: Taught Online
  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: A Doctoral degree (or in progress) in a related field from an appropriately accredited institution; experience in teaching undergraduate courses; relevant applied professional experience in a recreation or tourism setting with specific experience relevant to the course content. Candidates who hold a Masters degree and have industry experience may be considered.

A strong focus on teaching and student learning, demonstrated competency working effectively in a team-oriented environment and responsive to diverse learning styles, cultural and academic backgrounds. Ability to bring to the classroom environment direct industry experience of leadership competencies within recreation and sport management to support student learning.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
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: November 02, 2017 - November 15, 2017
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.