The Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences in the Faculty of Forestry seeks a coordinator (instructor part-time rank) for the Natural Resources Conservation (Science and Management major) capstone course, CONS 451, from July 1 2020 to Dec 31 2020.
This diverse role involves a mixture of teaching, curriculum development, logistics, and student contact. The course is co-taught with three other faculty members, who play lead instructor roles in each of three modules, focused on alpine, grassland, and aquatic ecosystems. In 2020 the course will be offered through on-line teaching approaches.
The ideal candidate for this position will have strong skills in communication and personal organization, with a drive to provide students with the best possible learning environment at all times. They should have some experience in teaching. Experience with experiential learning, online delivery approaches and an understanding of pedagogy approaches would be beneficial.
Tasks for this position include editing the course manual, assisting lead faculty with the development and deployment of on-line activities, organizing guest lecturers, management of the online Canvas learning system, and adapting assignment descriptions, rubrics, and presentations. The coordinator and lead faculty will confer on grading, taking lead roles with different assignments, and work with teaching assistants to evaluate students.
Applicants should have an MSc or PhD in the natural sciences and a Class 5 driver’s license. First aid training and emergency management are also assets.
How to Apply for this Coordinator Position for Integrated Conservation Field School
Applications should be sent in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2020.
The application should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references.
Questions should be directed to Professor Scott Hinch at email@example.com.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.