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Senior Laboratory Instructor, School of Education

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting #FAED04-20 BW

Senior Laboratory Instructor

School of Education
College of Arts, Social, and Health Science
Full-time, Term (17 Months)

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a 17-month term position as a Senior Laboratory Instructor I for the Skidegate Bachelor of Education Completion Program (to be offered 2020 – December 2021), with a proposed start date of October 15, 2020. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The ideal candidate for the role of Senior Laboratory Instructor I will demonstrate a record of, or potential for, teaching excellence in teacher education programs, and have or be eligible for registration with the BC Teaching Certification Branch. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in literacy and numeracy, and be prepared to provide ongoing assessment and needed supports for Teacher Candidates as they prepare to lead their own classrooms.

The Senior Laboratory Instructor I is expected to deliver courses in the BEd Completion Program, prepare and deliver seminars focused on skills and pedagogy development, liaise with the Director of Educational Initiatives (Indigenous and Rural) to collect and respond to ongoing program assessment, and provide on-site administrative support for the Skidegate Bachelor of Education Completion Program.

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as Canada’s best small university with a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC. The Senior Laboratory Instructor I position will be based in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. The School of Education offers both a Bed and a Med, with a focus on northern and rural education and a signature pedagogy or People, Place and Land. For more information about the School of Education, visit our website: http;//

Applicants for this position should hold a Master’s (or other graduate degree) and present evidence of a record and commitment to teaching excellence. For this position, we are particularly seeking individuals with strong interest and experience in the areas of elementary years’ literacy and numeracy, Indigenous education, and experiential/place-based learning.

About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort Saint John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. It is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to and . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAED04-20 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions:
Inquiries: Tina Fraser, Acting Chair – School of Education

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before September 14, 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.