Carpentry Foundation Program Instructor

Vancouver Island University


October 13, 2021


Carpentry Foundation Program Instructor

Employment Group


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Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology




Nanaimo campus

Appointment Type

temporary full-time


25 Direct Instructional hours per week

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Appointment End Date


Leave Replacement

May end early or be extended

Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/References

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Teach all aspects of theory and practical skills required for the Carpentry Foundation Program. Ensure program standards are maintained, prepare and develop course as appropriate, maintain and submit student evaluation and grading. Work in a team approach to deliver both classroom and practical objectives in shop operations while promoting safety standards as a priority.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

Qualifications :

  • Carpentry Interprovincial Trade Qualification plus five years recent relevant experience working in the trade with an emphasis on residential construction.
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma or equivalent (if in progress, to be completed within 2 years).
  • Familiarity with and demonstrated skills in teaching adults.
  • Proven ability in classroom management.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm is essential.
  • Proven positive interpersonal skills in dealing with students.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team comprised of administrators, instructors and support staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment.
  • Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.
  • Valid OFA Level 2 Certificate required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    Familiarity with Vancouver Island University programs, policies and procedures. Some supervisory experience.


  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Indigenous descent.
  • It is currently a requirement of employment at VIU that all employees disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Employees who are unvaccinated or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status may be subject to secondary safety measures, including rapid testing.

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