Faculty Instructor, Coastal Forest Resource Certificate Program
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North Island College is seeking a sessional faculty member, for a one year appointment, to lead industry consultations and curriculum development for North Island College’s Coastal Forest Resource Certificate and Diploma Programs. In addition the faculty member will lead the pilot delivery of the Certificate and Diploma programs within the North Island College service region.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.0 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
-To review existing core curricula at the certificate level in consultation with stakeholders, complete related curriculum development and prepare curricula for curriculum approval.
-To develop core curricula for the diploma level programming in consultation with stakeholders.
– To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
– To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different
– 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. (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 enrolment 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 Manager.
3.0 TYPICAL PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
– 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 Dean or designate, 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 Dean or designate regarding enrolment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
– To advise the Dean or designate 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.
Required Education & Experience:
– Curriculum development expertise;
– Knowledge of the Coastal British Columbia forestry industry;
– Registered Professional Forester and Registered Forest Technologist;
– Minimum of 3 years current and related teaching experience in a post-secondary setting;
– Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the forestry industry;
– BC Instructors Diploma or BC Teaching Certificate is highly desirable.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
– Valid Class 5 Driver’s License;
– Familiarity with the needs of adults returning to learning after extended time away from the learning environment;
– Demonstrated excellent instructional abilities, using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning;
– Working knowledge of computer applications, including Blackboard, Moodle;
– Willingness to work a flexible timetable;
– Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to posting #101754.
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