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Pictou, NS
Education and Training
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Competition Number: 2022-XXX

Faculty - Adult Learning Program

Pictou Landing First Nations Community

Pictou Campus

Pictou, Nova Scotia

School of Access, Education and Language
Continuing Full-time Position: Commencing approximately August 19, 2024.
Application deadline is 11:59PM, May 21, 2024.
Competition No. 2425-064

This is a designated position open only members of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Community, with priority given to Mi'kmaq candidates. The primary job site for this position is within the Pictou Landing First Nations Community.

The salary scale for NSCC Faculty is based on twelve steps that range from $65,749.90 - $97,299.75. Faculty may receive up to a maximum of five steps for full-time equivalent years of instructional experience (instructional experience is defined as teaching high school Grade 10 and above) and may receive up to an additional four steps for the relevant occupational experience. The maximum a new Faculty can expect to receive is nine steps or $89,097.97.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

As a member of the School of Access, Education and Language faculty team, you will:

  • Provide theoretical and practical instruction in the Adult Learning Program. Subject areas may include Communications, Global Studies, Digital Technologies, Math, Sciences, and Mi'kmaw Studies. The faculty position could include teaching assignments at Pictou Campus.
  • You will collaboratively design and deliver educational experiences for a diverse group of learners.
  • This will include preparation, instruction, assessment, and evaluation of students using a broad range of flexible teaching and learning practices and technologies such as Learning Management Systems (e.g. Brightspace) and classroom technology. Related duties include but are not limited to academic and career advisement, participating on committees, program marketing, curriculum revision/development through collaborative practice within faculty working groups, supporting, and monitoring work placements, liaising with business and industry, representing the College as required and upholding NSCC policies and procedures.
  • You will also ensure health and safety practices and procedures are followed in your classroom, shops, and labs.
  • As a Faculty of NSCC, you will be expected to maintain currency with the latest industry practices relevant to your program and to continually develop your understanding of 21st century teaching and learning practices.
  • This position may involve teaching within any of our lines of business (e.g. certificate/diploma programs, continuing education, customized learning, apprenticeship), across different delivery modalities (e.g. in-class, online, blended online/in-class), off-site instruction and alternate work hours such as weekends and evenings.

What we are looking for…

You are a collaborative team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role, and you strive for excellence every day. You understand your position as a role model for each of your students. As such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity, and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency, and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

What you'll need

Qualifications

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a Bachelor of Education and/or a relevant university degree in Math, English/Communications, Social Sciences, Humanities, or the Sciences (e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistry), or field related to the subjects to be taught. Or you have the recognized equivalency of a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering (or other Engineering credential) or a Master of Education.
  • You have a minimum of five years (full time equivalent) of recent experience teaching at the high school or post-secondary level. A combination of education and lived experience, providing support to Indigenous learners may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of the Mi'kmaq language would be considered an asset.
  • Occupational experience that includes: working with Indigenous students; building strong collaborative relationships with external organizations connected with Indigenous communities, indigenous education and training would be an considered asset.
  • Experience in a team teaching environment and a strong track record of working collaboratively.
  • Experience in curriculum and resource development.
  • Previous experience teaching online and/or using e-learning technology in a blended format is an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite primarily Microsoft Teams, Word and Excel, and E-Mail.
  • You possess basic internet skills to search for information coupled with internet information skills to evaluate the information you find. Above all, you are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in support of an exceptional student experience.
  • You have demonstrated experience liaising with business and industry in your field.
  • Ideally, you have related experience in delivery of educational programs or training to adults.
  • You have knowledge and experience in applying WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety and occupation-specific safety practices.
  • You are comfortable using multi-media technologies and a variety of platforms that will serve to engage students in online and blended learning capacities. The ability to teach effectively in an online/blended environment which includes building knowledge of best practices for the delivery and management of courses delivered whole or in part online, using a course management system to communicate with students and to foster and support a collaborative online learning community with and between students will be an important factor in your success. Candidates who do not have previous online/blended teaching experience must be open to and willing to participate in training for this delivery model.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism.
  • You possess excellent presentation skills and can facilitate content effectively and engagingly to a variety of audiences.
  • You are known for your superior interpersonal skills and can manage interpersonal relationships and issues effectively.
  • Your superb team building skills will enable you to develop a positive classroom dynamic and productive collegial relationships.
  • Your commitment to excellence, to life-long learning and to community involvement make you an ideal candidate for Faculty at NSCC.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about us and our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

As a condition of employment, Faculty at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status, all probationary, full or part-time Faculty of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Faculty whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

Unfortunately, we can not accept late or paper applications.