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Senior Lab Instructor – Learning Management Systems

University of Northern British Columbia

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Senior Lab Instructor – Learning Management Systems
School of Nursing (Prince George and Regions)
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Probationary position in the School of Nursing as a Senior Laboratory Instructor, with proposed starting date of May 1, 2020. The rank of Senior Laboratory Instructor will be commensurate with the education and experience of the successful candidate. 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 position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a creative and energetic educator/scholar to contribute to a growing nursing program. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a dynamic team involved in an innovative and vibrant Nursing program at one of Canada’s leading undergraduate universities.

Working closely with the Centre Teaching for Teaching, Learning and Technology, the SLI (Learning Management Systems) guides faculty in the School of Nursing in the application of effective teaching and assessment strategies in a web-based learning environment; works closely with faculty and other team members to produce a variety of learning materials for use in the classroom, individual, and group study; designs and develops course materials in our learning management system; and provides faculty and students learning management systems support.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in developing instructional resources; proficiency with content management, learning management systems, web technologies, and graphic/multimedia development tools; thorough knowledge and experience in instructional design; demonstrated understanding of how innovative instructional design practices and appropriate instructional technologies can positively impact student engagement and learning; strong communication and project management skills in order to assist, motivate and encourage faculty to try new and different learning styles; an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of users; and experience with online, synchronous collaboration tools; a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team; evidence of a service-orientated approach to broad based faculty needs in a high demand environment; and demonstrated ability to work in an environment that requires confidentiality and discretion.

Travel to other campuses and northern communities will be necessary, and a valid driver’s license is an asset.

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada’s top small research intensive university with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in northern BC. UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a strong mandate for growth, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. Nursing Education at UNBC includes a Rural Certificate in Nursing, a new Year 3-4 level, post 60 credit hour entry five consecutive semester BScN in Fort Saint John, a collaborative BScN degree offered in conjunction with the College of New Caledonia (Prince George and Quesnel) and Coast Mountain College in Terrace, a MScN degree with thesis or project options, a MSc-FNP degree and a PhD Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program. For more information on UNBC’s School of Nursing: https;//

Applicant for this position should hold a Master’s degree in Learning Management Systems or a related discipline. Two years of professional experience, preferable in an academic setting would be an asset, as well as present evidence of a record and commitment towards teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be appointed with Probationary status with the expectation they will apply for a Continuing Appointment once the probationary term is completed.

About the 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 amount 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 https;// and http;// Make your mark with this leading post-secondary intuition.

To Apply
Applications should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the Department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, one sample of a teaching syllabus, and the names and address of three references (including phone and email information) quoting competition #FANU02-20 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
Email submissions:
Inquiries: Sylvia Barton, Chair, School of Nursing
(250) 960-5000

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 May 1, 2020 will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.