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Instructor, Digital Design & Development (DGL 105)

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Position Details

Posting Number

Posting Number F1123
Position Information

Position Title Instructor, Digital Design & Development (DGL 105)
Division Faculty of Arts, Science & Management
Department Digital Design & Development
Supervisor Title Dean, Arts, Science & Management
Location Comox Valley(CV)
Posting Type Internal/External Posting
Position Status Sessional
If Others, please specify
New Position or Replacement? New
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/20/2024
Desired Start Date 08/26/2024
Weekly work schedule (please indicate the start and end times for each day of work)
% 25%
Pay Grade
Position Summary
North Island College is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following sessional instructional assignments in the 2024 Fall term:

- DGL 105 CVS1 Digital Graphics, Face-to-Face, Tuesday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Comox Valley Campus;
- DGL 105 CVS2 Digital Graphics, Face-to-Face, Thursday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Comox Valley Campus

Please clearly indicate which courses and sections you are applying for in your cover letter. Each section is 25% of a full-time instructional position.

The teaching faculty of North Island College is responsible for implementing the College’s vision, goals, and objectives related to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of the subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they are responsible for serving 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 delivering scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, online, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories and practicum 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
- Master’s degree in appropriate discipline and/or equivalent professional experience, and demonstrated competencies related to the course curriculum;
- Three years of successful, related industry experience and/or teaching experience at a post-secondary level.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- Proficiency with current industry standard tools and technologies related to Communication Design;
- Demonstrated excellent instructional abilities, using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan, prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills in course-specific areas:

DGL 105 Digital Graphics
- Technical proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign. Knowledge of related design tools, such as Canva.
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in contemporary applications of Graphic and Communication design, including branding, marketing, publication design, interactive design and current theories and marketing strategies;
- Demonstrated advanced skills in design thinking and process in all aspects of the design process, including the application of theories, research techniques, methodologies, and design strategies;
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in traditional and current print production techniques, treatments and practices.
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 07/02/2024
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Description
Faculty Sessional 
Additional Information
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on July 15, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.
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Documents Needed to Apply

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