Instructor, Resource Management and Aboriginal Rights

Vancouver Island University


October 20, 2021


Instructor, Resource Management and Aboriginal Rights

Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Science and Technology


Department of Resource Management and Protection


Nanaimo campus

Appointment Type

temporary part-time


3-hour workload

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Appointment End Date


Applicant Documents

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

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Closing Date


Job Reference


To prepare and deliver RMOT 496 (Resource Management and Aboriginal Rights), a fourth-year course in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection program. The successful candidate will revise the course in consultation with departmental faculty and deliver the course. The course is scheduled from 14:30 - 17:30 Friday afternoons during the spring (Jan - Apr) term. The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the course revision, delivery, and student assessment.

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 Required:

  • A Law Degree or Master's Degree in an applicable field from an appropriately accredited institution
  • At least 5 years of work experience in First Nations natural resource management or policy (e.g., fisheries, wildlife, parks and forestry)
  • Expertise in First Nations resource management case law
  • Strong oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success working as a team member and the ability to work independently
  • Experience teaching adult learners
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • PhD from an appropriately accredited institution
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
  • Note:

  • To be considered for this position, please submit your CV/Resume, a Cover Letter that addresses the Required and Preferred qualifications, teaching evaluations, and the name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference.
  • 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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