Instructor, Tourism & Hospitality
North Island College
Comox Valley, Vancouver
4d ago

Posting Type :

Internal / External Posting

Pay Grade

Sessional Faculty Pay Scale - Maximum Step 8

Position Summary

The Tourism Dept. is seeking sessional instructors for a number of courses in the Fall and Winter Semesters. The number of courses is dependent upon enrollments but may include :

Fall 2018 - THM 300 Global Tourism, THM 175 Mixology and Oenology, THM 275 Food Fundamentals & Service, THM 201 Internal Controls, THM 215 Hospitality Management Accounting, THM 238 Service Management & Operations, THM 119 Field Trip, THM 219 International Field Trip and THM 100 Introduction to Tourism

Winter 2018 - THM 211 Sustainable Tourism, THM 250 International Hotel Management, THM 170 Food & Beverage Service, THM 108 Human Resource Management, THM 212 Law & Ethics and THM 276 Food & Beverage Management, and THM 203 Convention & Special Events Management.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College's vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning.

To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, inter-personal skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design.

In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-

paced, on-line, and distance courses, and / or instruction and supervision in laboratories, practicums, shops, etc.

Position Competencies

  • Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
  • Effective Communication Skills;
  • Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
  • Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
  • Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  • Duties and Responsibilities


  • To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
  • To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different
  • learning needs;
  • To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
  • To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
  • To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning.
  • 30 hours / wk.) (See Policy #3-03 : Faculty Absence from Class - Cancellation of Classes);
  • To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
  • To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
  • To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
  • To maintain records of student enrolment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies.
  • At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the department Chair.


  • To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
  • To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
  • To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
  • To advise the Department Chair regarding enrolment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
  • To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and / or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
  • To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
  • To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
  • To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
  • To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
  • To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.
  • Required Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree in a related field
  • Completion of the Provincial Instructors Diploma program is preferred;
  • Successful teaching experience at a post-secondary level.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience with educational technologies including online delivery, blended delivery, and learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated excellent instructional abilities, using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning;
  • Experience with course design and delivery for diverse and multicultural learning environments.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please scan copies of your transcripts into one document for attachment. If your transcripts are not available at the time of application, please attach a letter or certificate of confirmation from the educational institution.

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