Temporary Part-Time

Subject Area: Woodworking: Beginners / Woodworking: Intermediate
Position:  Instructor
Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Duration: January to May 2019, continuing

Description of Position:

Langara Continuing  Studies is seeking an instructor to teach our part-time Woodworking: Beginners and Woodworking: Intermediate courses. These non-academic courses are geared towards adult learners. The courses currently run two sessions per year, in the September term and January terms. Each course is currently 30 hours each, with classes running one evening / week consecutively, for a 10 week duration. Course durations exclude all statutory holidays and 2 weeks of reading week (where applicable), with classes resuming after all scheduled breaks. These courses are scheduled at a satellite campus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach Woodworking: Beginners and Woodworking: Intermediate courses to adult learners.
  • Teach in the evening, during the weekdays.
  • Coordinate class structure and organization, prepare course materials, demonstrate and maintain currency in the discipline and curriculum.
  • Maintain an effective teaching methodology which includes the ability to present instructional material effectively.
  • Maintain professional and courteous interaction with students and employees
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles.
  • Instructional staff must also have the ability to recognize and request repair and/or replacement for the equipment according to college processes.

Reporting on Student Progress

  • Ability to discern students who are underqualified for studying in either the beginners or advanced level course, and convey that to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner.

Qualifications for this position: 

  • Valid designation of Red Seal Carpenter, or high school diploma and a minimum of 2000 hours of work/training in fine woodworking within the last seven (7) years.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: instrument making, furniture making and wood turning and trade carpentry.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized wood shop at all times.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely manage several individuals working on large shop equipment.
  • Professional woodworking experience that demonstrates expertise in:

1) extensive understanding how wood usage and function

2) preparation and use of hand tools

3) creating and interpreting shop drawings or blueprints

4) knowledge of joinery and wood finishing

5) the preparation, set up and safe operation of woodworking machines and teaching experience in fine woodworking.

 Desirable Qualifications for this position: 

  • Experience in a teaching / instructor role at a community college or similar setting.
  • High degree of comfort in working with diverse range of professional back grounds and abilities

Length of Appointment: This is a contract position, therefore the position will be temporary for the duration of the course. Courses will run once per term and may be renewed for following terms

Application Information:  Please quote competition #CS20-18 and submit your cover letter and résumé to the attention of Lenke Sifko Program Coordinator: lsifko@langara.ca

Closing Date: December 3, 2018

Competition No.: CS20-18

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those short listed will be contacted. We are committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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