Instructor, Welding - Cowichan

Vancouver Island University


December 15, 2021


Instructor, Welding - Cowichan

Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology




Cowichan campus

Appointment Type

temporary full-time


25 direct instructional hours per week.

Appointment Start Date


Appointment End Date


Leave Replacement

May end early or be extended

Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications

Posted Date


Closing Date


Job Reference



  • Teach and demonstrate all aspects of theory and practical skills for both arc and gas welding processes required for the Welding Programs, including testing to Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) standards and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards.
  • Ensure program standards are maintained, prepare and develop course material 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

  • Welder Certificate with Red Seal endorsement. PWP7 and PWP10 tickets or equivalent, with TIG, MIG, GTAW/FCAW, SMAW/GMAW, and fabrication experience.
  • Extensive welding experience (minimum 5 years) in an industrial setting.
  • Must have diverse industry experience including code work such as shop fabrication, heavy construction, and maintenance /repair (ASME or CSW W59).
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma or equivalent (if in progress, to be completed within two years).
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with Vancouver Island University Programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team that includes administration, instructors, and support staff.
  • Familiarity with, and demonstrated skills, in teaching adults.
  • Proven ability in classroom management.
  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm is essential.
  • Proven positive interpersonal skills in dealing with students.
  • 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 be willing to successfully complete a practical assessment to be coordinated by Vancouver Island University to determine competence to CWB and ASME standards.
  • Valid Forklift certification or obtained within 90 days of hire.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Level A Welding Certification or equivalent.
  • Welder Fabricator Certification.
  • CWB Level 1 Inspector Certification. CWB Welding Supervisor Certification.
  • Previous successful teaching experience in post-secondary environment.
  • Familiarity with Vancouver Island University programs, policies and procedures and familiarity with the BC welding training system.
  • Some supervisory experience.
  • The Cowichan Welding program class will have a significant portion comprised of high school students and First Nation students.
  • Teaching experience for both student target groups and cultural awareness of traditional practice is a definite asset.
  • 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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