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27 Feb 2018

Faculty Sessional Instructors, Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies

Justice Institute of British ColumbiaPenticton, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

Competition: #18-10 (Okanagan College, Penticton)


Position: Part-time Sessional Faculty – Law Enforcement Studies


Justice and Public Safety Division
School: School of Criminal Justice and Security


Greg Keenan, Program Manager – Law Enforcement Studies


Justice Institute of British Columbia:

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a public post-secondary educational institution that has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. JIBC educational programs and services are delivered to government agencies, community organizations, private corporations and the general public in communities throughout the province and around the world. Each year, the JIBC’s distinctive educational learning model attracts an average of 27,000 students, many of whom return as students throughout their careers.


Justice and Public Safety Division

JPSD includes law enforcement studies, corrections and court services (including the Sheriff Academy), policing (Police Academy), security, and continuing professional education. Programming ranges from short course training through to degrees. Law Enforcement Studies Programs include a diploma and degree which offer graduates the knowledge and skills to be ready to apply for work in law enforcement and public safety sectors.


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.


Bachelor in Law Enforcement Studies

In support and development of the degree program, JPSD invites expression of interest for part-time sessional faculty positions to teach face-to-face courses in at Okanagan College – Penticton Campus.

In order to be shortlisted, clearly articulate how you meet the qualifications via your curriculum vitae or resume. This includes expertise in the area of a course or courses. General applications will not be reviewed. Preference for those with a history of law enforcement, public safety, justice, or law. These 3-credit full semester courses are currently offered once per year.


Degree level courses:

  • LAWS-3001 Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
  • LAWS-3002 Comparative Criminal Justice
  • LAWS-3003 Leadership in a Law Enforcement Environment
  • LAWS-3005 Search and Seizure Law in Canada
  • LAWS-3000 Investigations and Forensic Evidence
  • LAWS-3004 Restorative Justice
  • LAWS-4005 Aboriginal People and Policy
  • LAWS-4000 Applied Research in Public Safety & Law Enforcement
  • LAWS-4001 Young Offenders and the Criminal Justice System
  • LAWS-4002 Crisis Intervention
  • LAWS-4003 Research Project
  • LAWS-4004 Governance and Accountability in Law Enforcement


Primary 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.


Other Competencies Required:

  • 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.
  • Use of classroom technology such as computers, laptops, PowerPoint, projectors/monitors.



  • Master’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of two years of documented teaching experience is required. Examples of and/or references relating to teaching experience must be provided. Experience working in public safety field is preferred.


Salary Range: Sessional Faculty rate – A compensation banding model based on the # of students in class is in effect for all instructors teaching 3-credit courses in diploma and degree programs for JIBC.

Compensation is a flat rate for a 42 hour, 3-credit course, regardless of how that course is delivered (online, face-to-face, over a semester, or condensed). Total compensation (including vacation) is divided over the term.

Posting Date:


February 27, 2018
Closing Date:


March 30, 2018
Start Date:


September 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Please submit a resume, covering letter, copies of academic and professional credentials, and names and contact information for three professional references quoting Competition #18-10 to:

Human Resources



For more information about this position, please feel free to contact:


Greg Keenan

Program Manager, Law Enforcement Studies

Justice Institute of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in broadening the diversity of its staff. We encourage applications from visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Faculty.

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