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Instructor, Natural Resources

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Position Details

Posting Number

Posting Number F1115
Position Information

Position Title Instructor, Natural Resources
Division Trades & Technical
Department Trades and Technical Programs
Supervisor Title Dean, Faculty of Trades and Technical Programs
Location Campbell River(CR)
Posting Type Internal/External Posting
Position Status Sessional
If Others, please specify
New Position or Replacement? New
Position End Date (if temporary)
Desired Start Date 08/26/2024
Weekly work schedule (please indicate the start and end times for each day of work)
% Varies
Pay Grade The annual salary range is $70,437- $112,872 (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications, experience, and the placement criteria of Article 14 of the NICFA Collective agreement.
Position Summary
Applications are invited from qualified individuals to instruct natural resource micro-credentials at North Island College. The instructional assignment involves teaching in one or more of the following courses at the Campbell River campus. Courses are a blend of digital and in-person. PLEASE IDENTIFY at the time of applying what of the following courses you are interested in instructing:

Natural Resource Micro-Credentials
CFW – 100
Introduction to Forestry: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2025 – 05/23/2025
= 7.5% FTE each cohort
CFW – 101 Indigenous Lands And Culture: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2025 – 05/23/2025 = 7.5% FTE each cohort
CFW – 103 Applied Technology & Data Management: 09/30/2024 – 11/29/2024 = 17.6% FTE
CFW – 104 Plant Identification and Classification: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2025 – 05/23/2025 = 7.5% FTE each cohort
CFW – 105
Coastal Harvesting Systems: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2025 – 04/18/2025 = 8% FTE fall and 11.9% FTE winter
CFW – 106 Introduction to Timber Cruising: 11/04/2024 – 12/13/2024 = 41.5% FTE
CFW – 108 Principles of Forest Engineering: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2024 – 04/18/2025 = 8% FTE fall and 11.9% FTE winter
ECM – 200 Principles of Ecological Monitoring: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2025 – 05/23/2025 = 8.8% FTE fall + 10.1%FTE winter
ECM – 201-203
Fundamentals of Wildlife, Aquatic, and Forest Ecosystem Monitoring: 09/23/2024 – 02/07/2025 + 01/27/2025 – 05/23/2025 = 4.2% FTE

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.
Position Competencies
- Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
- Effective Communication Skills;
- Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
- Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
- Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
- Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Duties & 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.
Required Education & Experience
  • Forest professional or related/allied discipline and minimum of three years industry experience required
  • A master’s degree in education, forestry, environmental studies or a related field
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • One year teaching experience in a post-secondary setting.
  • BC Instructors Diploma or BC Teaching Certificate is preferred.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- Experience with all aspects of course instruction to include facilitation of theoretical and applied learning, coordination of field trips, engaging with industry, and coordination of instructional resources.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency with a variety of instructional aids, computer applications, learning technologies and digital tools.
- Demonstrated pedagogical approaches to stimulate and empower learners.
- Experience with the efficient use of advanced instructional technologies of relevance to face-to-face and online instruction.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and co-operatively in campus-based and online team environments, and with students, industry, funders, employers, and staff.
- Experience with blended learning with demonstrated ability to develop online theory within the designated learning platform and the aptitude to transition between face-to-face and online program instruction preferred.
- Ability to choose and use appropriate learning technologies, troubleshoot issues and support learners while engaged in an online or blended course environment preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicant
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.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Open Date 06/28/2024
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Description
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents