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Employment Opportunity

Instructor, Recreation and Tourism Management - Posting Period Extended

Recreation/Tourism
Faculty of Management
 
Competition Number: 17-4101
 
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
 
 
Start/End: January 01, 2018 up to May 18, 2018
 
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.

TOUR 226 (126) Risk Management and Legal Liability in Tourism
This course introduces students to the necessary theoretical, practical and tourism industry-specific knowledge needed to be able to identify a range of risk and legal liability issues within a Canadian context. Legal issues are explored within the context of improving management outcomes, decision-making processes, and tourism service quality.
Schedule: Monday* 2:30 - 4:00 and Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00

RMGT 226 (126) Risk Management and Legal Liability in Recreation
This course introduces students to the necessary theoretical, practical and recreation industry-specific knowledge needed to be able to identify a range of risk and legal liability issues within a Canadian context. Legal issues are explored within the context of improving management outcomes, decision-making processes, and recreation service quality.
Schedule: Monday* 2:30 - 4:00 and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30
*Monday Class for RMGT/TOUR 226 is double section in the lecture theatre

TOUR 251 Market Research in Tourism
This course examines tourism market research methodologies to identify the most appropriate target market(s) and assesses associated marketing investments. Topics include profiling outbound traveller demographics and trip characteristics, determining existing and potential market sizes, analysing traveller perceptions towards tourism products, examining brand image, and conducting competitive analyses of destinations.
Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 - 2:30

RMGT 251 Assessment and Evaluation Methods in Recreation
The focus of this course is on introducing students to common methods of assessing recreation needs and evaluating recreation programs. Topics covered in this course include methods of assessment and evaluation, research ethics, data collection and analysis, knowledge mobilization, and utilizing results.
Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 - 4:00

TRMT 324 Financial Management in Tourism
This course is an upper-level financial management course designed for the tourism or recreation manager. The course will introduce basic financial management concepts and practices in private, public and non-profit sectors in tourism and recreation. The course builds on concepts from introductory accounting.
Schedule: Monday/Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00

TRMT 360 - Experiential Product Development in Tourism
The tourism industry provides visitors with intangible products or experiences. This course will develop skills in the design and delivery of experiential tourism products to meet the needs of tourism markets (demand) and tourism suppliers (supply).
Schedule: Tuesday/ Thursday 8:30 - 10:00
 
  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 23, 2017 - November 29, 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.