Instructor, Computer Science (Faculty)

North Island College

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November 9, 2021
Courtenay, Canada
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North Island College is a comprehensive community college providing high quality, affordable higher education and skills training in a spectacular west-coast setting. In addition to instructional and non-instructional faculty positions, the College offers a variety of administrative, technical, managerial and support staff career opportunities in areas such as student services, information technology, finance, facilities, human resources, marketing, and communications. With competitive salaries and benefits, great locations, and opportunities for further development, NIC provides a healthy, positive work environment to over 400 people - challenging and rewarding work that makes a real impact in our communities.

North Island College is seeking a qualified instructor (or instructors) to fill sessional instructional assignments in Computer Science for the 2021/22 academic year.  The available sections and their delivery mode are as follows:

Winter 2022
CPS 101 DLS1C Computer Programming II, Friday 1:00 – 5:00pm (digital/online)
CPS 127 DLS1C Software Engineering Process, Monday 1:00 – 5:00pm (digital/online)
CPS 129  DLS1C System Administration , Wednesday 8:30 – 12:30pm (digital/online)
Applicants must specify in their covering letter, by course code and title, the particular course(s) they want to be considered for.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College’s vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, inter-personal skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories, practicums, shops, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated excellent instructional abilities, using creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
- Proficiency with computer applications, the internet and web-based applications;
- Willingness to work with a flexible timetable.

Duties and Responsibilities

- To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
- To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different learning needs;
- To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
- To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
- To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (30 hours/wk.) (See Policy #3-03: Faculty Absence from Class – Cancellation of Classes);
- To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
- To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
- To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
- To maintain records of student enrollment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies. At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the department Chair.

- To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
- To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
- To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
- To advise the Department Chair regarding enrollment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
- To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
-To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
- To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
- To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
- To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
- To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.


- Masters Degree in Computing Science or related post-graduate degree;
- Three years of related post secondary instructional experience;
- BC Instructor Diploma or BC Teaching Certificate is highly desirable;
- Experience using distance education technology is desirable.

How to Apply

Please scan copies of your transcripts into one document for attachment. If your transcripts are not available at the time of application, please attach a letter or certificate of confirmation from the educational institution.