Instructor EACS 160

Vancouver Island University


December 8, 2021


Instructor EACS 160

Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Health and Human Services


Education Assistant and Community Support


Cowichan campus

Appointment Type

temporary part-time


3 Workload 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

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Closing Date


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Teaching in the Education Assistant and Community Support Program, specifically EACS 160-Applied Professional Practice II: An Introduction to Technology and Alternative Communication Systems Across the Lifespan. Topics include exposure to current technology supporting learning, exposure to technology supporting daily living skills, introduction to communication systems, and knowledge of local resources that support technology and people living with challenges.

  • Faculty are responsible for preparing and delivering classes, designing and grading student assignments and tests, and facilitating student integration of theory and practice. Faculty will also participate in program and faculty meetings, liaise with support staff, other staff and faculty. Vancouver Island University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and also encourages scholarly activity and community involvement.
  • Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
  • Qualifications

  • Relevant Master's degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Recent practice experience in the disabilities field is essential.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in post-secondary teaching with the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Knowledge and experience in applying theory in practice in a manner that is consistent with the content in the course descriptions.
  • Concrete evidence of being a collaborative and effective team player.
  • Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology to teaching such as Kurzweil, Clicker and Boardmaker.
  • Experience in Special Education within the K-12 sector, and in particular with Educational Assistants, as well as knowledge of and experience in the Community Living field.
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching, mentoring, training, and/or facilitating groups of adult learners.
  • Competence in being responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Must possess a valid BC Drivers License and a confirmed satisfactory driving record.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant PhD (completed, or in progress).
  • Experience teaching in post-secondary institutions.
  • Broad and current understanding of disability issues.
  • Note:

  • 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 (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self- identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.
  • 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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