Full Time/Part Time: 0.33 FTE


Posting Type:  Internal

Department/Program: Applied Research Centre

Description of Position: This Coordinator is responsible  for promoting scholarship and applied research by securing the funding and supporting the implementation of applied science, natural science, and computer science projects.

Reporting to the Chair of the Applied Research Centre, this individual identifies and encourages connections between faculty, students, community, business  and not-for-profits interested in working in the se sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fosters and facilitates research and innovation projects that support the College’s overall strategic directions and priorities.

Writes sections of grant proposals, drafts letters of commitment from deans, program directors, and external partners and creates and/or gathers supporting material for grant proposals.

Researches funding sources and disseminates information on funding opportunities to faculty members working in applied science, natural science, and computer science.

Building relationships with potential partners that have the ability to collaborate on grant proposals

Working with the ARC Chair, ensures successfully funded projects are executed according to terms of the award

Organize at least one research related event (eg Scholarly Café or similar) for faculty engaged in research

Within the term of this appointment, the successful candidate will submit, on behalf of the College and with a researcher, an NSERC Engage or equivalent.

Conducts a campus wide survey to determine skills, experience(s), needs (eg. software, financial, training, analysis, support), resources, ideas, gaps, etc. for different stakeholders focussing in the areas of applied science, natural science, and computer science (including faculty, staff, departments, Division and Department Chairs, Deans)

 Liaises with other areas of the College that support research interests such as Communications and Marketing and the Langara Foundation.

 Develop a central research hub with consulting unit and create a community of researchers - for completed research,incentives, research clusters, groups, resources, information, website.


Able to create a plan for grant applications and reporting, communicate with grant providers for additional information, build partnerships with non-profits that may provide grants, prepare grant templates in collaboration with faculty members, and help with the writing of grants.

Excellent planning and organizational skills

Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail

Write high quality grant applications that are effective in securing funds from trusts & foundations, corporate foundations and statutory sources

Research and identify funding prospects

The successful candidate will have previous experience with designing, writing, and implementing successful grant applications. Familiarity with funding opportunities in the areas of applied science, natural science, and computer science innovation would be an asset.

Required Qualifications: Full-time Regular or Reg-in-temp faculty member            

Length of appointment: January 01 2020 – April 30 2020

Start Date: January 01 2020 or later

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.

Competition No.: F087-19

Deadline: December 11, 2019

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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