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Employment Opportunity


Fisheries & Aquaculture Programs
Faculty of Science & Technology
Competition Number: 17-4121
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: February 05, 2018 up to May 18, 2018
  Leave Replacement: Appointment may be extended or end early, dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 7 workload hours, pro-rated. Position may be filled by more than one person.
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo Campus
  Vancouver Island University (VIU) offers three programs in Fisheries and Aquaculture: a two-year technical diploma, a Bachelor of Science degree, and a one-year post-degree diploma. Following graduation, students are prepared for work in fisheries stock assessment and resource management, environmental monitoring, fisheries or aquaculture research and technical support, as well as commercial aquaculture and stock enhancement or post-graduate studies.
Duties: FISH 204 - Aquatic Plant Ecology and Culture: 3 workload hours, pro-rated. The course is being delivered as part of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Diploma Program but is accessible to students from other departments and Faculties if space is available. The course provides an introduction to aquatic algae including seaweeds and plants as well as basic concepts associated with succession and zonation in aquatic environments and an introduction to primary production, oceanography, and algae culture. It also discusses some aquaculture methods and products associated with algae.

FISH 322 - Coastal and Estuarine Ecosystems: 4 workload hours, pro-rated. This course explores the ecology of the marine and estuarine environment including intertidal zonation, intertidal habitats, benthic ecosystems, cold water environments, tropical reefs, ocean acidification and warming, fisheries management, estuaries, and ocean health. Lectures cover behavioural, evolutionary and community ecology specific to the marine environment as well as a case study on implications for fisheries management. The lab component includes observational and experimental data in relation to the marine environment as a well as a field trip to the west coast of Vancouver Island to view open coast marine species. This course is a team taught course. The first section of the course will be led by a regular Faculty member.
  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: Ph.D. in marine biology/ecology from an appropriately accredited institution, and demonstrated teaching experience. Background in marine biology/ecology with some experience conducting research or working in coastal habitats. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success, as well as conduct field laboratories.
Must possess a valid Class 4 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications: Research publications, with emphasis on marine studies. Research experience in B.C. coastal habitats.
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: December 21, 2017 - January 03, 2018
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.