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Date posted: Jun 11, 2019

About University Canada West

UCW is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada. With two bachelors’ programs—one in business and one in communications—and a new Associate of Arts degree, UCW is well-suited to providing students with a grounded, practical education in business, communications and the liberal arts.  Located in a historic building in downtown Vancouver, UCW has a modern and accessible campus near public transport hubs and other amenities. 

UCW is a business-oriented, teaching intensive university. The primary role of faculty at UCW is to teach. Faculty will be expected to take part in committees and to stay active in their field.  Faculty are encouraged to engage in scholarly activities. 

University Canada West is experiencing significant growth and is looking to hire faculty in all business fields, Marketing, Leadership, Operations, Management Consulting, as well as key disciplines in the liberal arts, including English, Communications, Anthropology and Sociology.

Specific Responsibilities

UCW is currently looking for graduate instructors, as well as undergraduate instructors who can teach the following courses:

COMM 102

COMM 207

COMM 302

ANTH 102

SOCI 100

  • Create a positive classroom and learning environment through effective student engagement
  • Use a variety of appropriate teaching/learning strategies
  • Use academic technology effectively to enhance and support learning
  • Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of techniques
  • Develop, revise and adapt appropriate learning resources for students
  • Provide academic support to students as part of regularly scheduled office hours
  • Contribute to curriculum development and revision
  • Maintain contacts with relevant industry and professional associations
  • Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery techniques
  • Participate in meetings and activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities
  • Teach in the A.A., B.A. and B.Com. programs
Position Requirements

Successful candidates will be able to teach their subject area to undergraduate students at the Vancouver campus. Some candidates may also teach graduate courses.  These are seasonal/sessional positions.  These positions could also include graduate or undergraduate chair duties for a candidate with an appropriate background.   

Minimum requirements:

PhD in business, social sciences or humanities.  We will also consider candidates with a Master’s degree from a prestigious institution.  Teaching experience preferred.

Preferred requirements:

Experience teaching both undergraduates and graduates in an environment with diverse students.  Track record of scholarly activity in the field.

Competencies:

  • Involvement in scholarly/academic pursuits
  • Excellence in teaching to diverse audiences
  • Student-focused approach to teaching with strong sense of academic integrity

The successful applicants will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in an area in which the applicant has expertise and in which the school has need for course coverage. Further duties may include an academic administration role, such as leading an academic program or center. This position also includes service (such as committee work and student coaching) within the university.

Canadian PR or Citizenship strongly preferred for all positions.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to “jobs@ucanwest.ca

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