Assistant Instructor, Civil Engineering

British Columbia Institute of Technology


June 13, 2021


Position Details Position Title Assistant Instructor, Civil Engineering

Who We Are

At BCIT, we champion diversity of experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives, to foster a community in which equality and inclusivity are embedded in everything we do. We embrace endless innovation, ignited by imagination and creativity, to improve our approaches, opportunities and outcomes. We strive to achieve excellence in everything we do, to accomplish real, measurable results. We believe in the power of collaboration to amplify our efforts and begin every interaction with a foundation of respect for others' expertise, insights and inherent worth. Our overall vision is to empower people, share BC, and inspire global progress. If this resonates with you, come join our team as we continue to provide practical education for a complex world.

Position Summary

BCIT's Civil Engineering Department is currently seeking a Temporary, Full Time Assistant Instructor who is enthusiastic and team-oriented with a familiarity with the civil engineering industry, including practical laboratory experience in the discipline. The successful candidate will provide support to instructors in various courses throughout the Civil Engineering program , demonstrate and give practical instruction in a laboratory setting, and assist in the delivery of program-related activities.

The department of Civil Engineering at BCIT offers a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. The flexible, integrated program also allows students to exit with a nationally recognized Diploma of Technology after two years of study. The primary goal of the program is to graduate highly qualified, practically oriented civil technologists and engineers eligible for professional registration. In part, this is achieved through faculty's excellent ties to industry. Graduates have an excellent record of employment and advancement in the diverse civil engineering industry in B.C. and elsewhere.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Demonstrate and give practical instruction in a laboratory or field setting
  • Assist in the delivery of introductory level courses related to Civil Engineering computer applications and programming
  • Operate and maintain civil engineering laboratories and testing equipment in areas relating to structures, soil mechanics, materials testing, hydraulics and related environmental considerations
  • Assist in the marking of assignments
  • Install, test and calibrate instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems
  • Utilize NI LabView software/hardware for laboratory testing
  • Provide laboratory support to classroom and research activities including setup and take-down of various scheduled lab sessions
  • Order materials and consumables necessary for operation of the laboratory facilities
  • Work with common machining/workshop tools
  • Devise and construct models to demonstrate engineering principles
  • Provide a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Qualifications


  • A Diploma of Technology or Bachelor's Degree related to civil engineering
  • Four years of current, applied North American experience, preferably in an engineering laboratory setting
  • Registration with the ASTTBC or EGBC, or eligibility to register
  • Demonstrated strong instructional skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills
  • Post-secondary teaching experience an asset
  • MathCAD, Excel and VBA programming experience an asset
  • Additional Information


  • Being a part of BC's Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
  • A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a superb pension plan.
  • Access to Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development.
  • Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
  • Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
  • Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.
  • Salary Range $58,440 - $79,998 Additional Salary Information

    Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.

    Posting Category Faculty

    School/Service Area SOCE Natural Resources Campus Location Burnaby campus Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA) Job Status Temporary Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Number of Vacancies 1.0 Anticipated Start Date 08/23/2021 Anticipated End Date 05/31/2022

    Competition Number 21FSA345

    Competition Open Date 05/22/2021 Competition Close Date 06/13/2021 Open Until Filled? Quicklink for Posting https://

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • PHD
  • How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
  • 0-1
  • 1-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-9
  • 10+
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

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