Sessional Faculty, Part-Time, Liberal Studies

Justice Institute of BC

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May 14, 2019
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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Annual Salary
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Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies:

The Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies (OARGS) provides pan-institutional support in delivery of Liberal Studies, research and innovation support and infrastructure (Centre for Applied Research), and e-learning leadership and support (Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation). The Office enhances JIBC support and leadership in the areas of applied research, innovation, technology-enabled learning and teaching, faculty development, graduate and liberal studies.

Centre for Liberal & Graduate Studies:

The JIBC Centre for Liberal & Graduate Studies works collaboratively within JIBC and with external communities to create, deliver and maintain standards for undergraduate and graduate programs, Liberal studies courses, graduate programs, and other stand-alone academic courses.

Position Summary:
Central to the success of the JIBC’s vision of being a world leader in justice and public safety education are our instructional faculty. Experiential and applied learning can only occur if our faculty possess the practical and expert knowledge of field practitioners. In addition, they must also have and exhibit a firm understanding of teaching, learning, and adult education. JIBC faculty are the critical human component in ensuring JIBC students experience a rich and meaningful education.

In support of JIBC’s certificates, diplomas and degree programs, the Centre for Liberal & Graduate Studies invites expression of interest for part-time sessional faculty positions to teach face-to-face and/or online Liberal Studies courses beginning in the fall 2019 term.

The Centre is specifically looking for qualified faculty to teach the following 42 hours (3 credit) semester-based courses:

  • SOCI-1100 Reconciling Colonial Practices in Justice and Public Safety
  • SOCI-4110 Multiculturalism, Conflict, and Social Justice
  • PSYC-1100 Introduction to Psychology
  • ETHS-1100 Applied Ethics
  • BUSN-1101 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Knowledge and Skills


Effective communication skills (written and oral);

The ability to maintain effective working relationships with the students, Program Managers, Sessional Instructors, and program support staff;

Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to work under pressure while satisfying students’ requests and applying relevant program and institutional policies, procedures and guidelines;

Demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate level in Blackboard 9, Microsoft Office applications, and web browser applications.Qualifications:

 Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with Indigenous issues, traditions, and cultural practises First Nations, Metis and Inuit people is required for the SOCI-1100 course.

Examples of and/or references relating to teaching experience must be provided.

Experience working in public safety field is preferred.



Duties and Responsibilities

Classroom teaching and student support functions:

  • Create teaching and learning strategies that will align assessment and evaluation methods with course objectives;
  • Encouraging discussion and helping students make connections between theory and practice;
  • Answering questions related to course content and assignments;
  • Monitoring student progress and addressing performance and participation problems;
  • Marking all course assessments;
  • Collaborate on a regular basis with program faculty, managers and staff to support students’ progress in the course or program.


  • Master’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of two years of documented teaching experience is required.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, covering letter, copies of academic and professional credentials, and names and contact information for three professional references quoting Competition #19-28- to: by June 4, 2019.    Please visit our website at under Job Opportunities to view the full posting.  

For more information about this position, please contact Tracie Gavriel, Program Manager at or 604-528-5843.

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