Job Title: Instructor, Design Formation

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time (1/8 of Full-Time)

Regular/Temporary:  Temporary

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Design Formation

Description of Position:

A student focused, high energy candidate to instruct and inspire students in learning ideation and fabrication skills and help with the processes and techniques involved in furniture design.

The candidate will be instrumental in developing and implementing course material and projects pertinent to this course. Design Industry contacts and understanding the working design environments are essential qualities of this candidate.

This position will be co-teaching DSGN 2100.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruction will lead students through lectures, briefs and projects specifically focused on the design process and concept development using design principles and elements applied to furniture design.
  • Develop presentations to introduce students to tools, equipment, materials, process and techniques used in the workshop to produce furniture.
  • The instructor will evaluate student development and participation through mentoring, grading and one on one consultations.
  • Active participation in creating information, project briefs, use of industry examples, hands on demonstrations, videos,      group critiques, one on one feedback sessions and use of reference material such as books, magazines, digital material, and internet resources.
  • Making connections for student career options and opportunities and expose students to industry experts is expected.
  • Collaborative work with other faculty members and program courses to benefit community and student projects is      essential.
  • Participating in Department activities such as meetings, committees etc.

Required Qualifications:     

  • A Master’s degree in related area or
  • a Bachelor’s degree in related area, plus five years of full-time employment in an industry directly related to the program or
  • a credential from a recognized institution in an appropriate discipline, and eight years full-time employment in furniture design and fabrication or
  • 10 years full-time employment in the field of cabinet making, architectural millwork and custom woodworking.
  • Advanced fabrication and professional shop skills, able to develop projects from conception to completion.
  • Previous teaching experience at a college level is an asset.
  • Positive, team driven attitude with good interpersonal communication skills required.
  • A demonstrated, established network in the Furniture Design and related industries that will form a core of design experts and opportunities for students is preferred.
  • Involvement in relevant professional design associations is an asset.

Length of appointment: May 1 to June 30, 2018

Start Date: May 1, 2018

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.: F008-18

Deadline: February 23, 2018

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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