Regular Probationary Instructor – Written Communication

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Douglas College
July 2, 2019
Metro-Vancouver, Canada
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Position Title

Regular Probationary Instructor -- Written Communication

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New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus



  Employment Type

Full Time

  Work Arrangements

The Communications Department is currently seeking to hire two probationary regular instructors qualified to teach courses in written communication and to participate in the development of written communication courses.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, there are two full-time positions available.

The successful candidates will each teach 4 courses in the Fall 2019 semester and 4 courses in the Winter 2020 semester. The successful candidates will also contribute to curriculum revision and development, as well as other administrative tasks required of regular faculty members.

Workload is assigned each year based on available sections.

  What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

  The Role

Probationary Regular Instructor in Written Communication


As a probationary regular instructor in written communication, you would be responsible for:

  • developing course outlines following the Curriculum Guidelines,
  • selecting appropriate textbooks and creating teaching materials,
  • delivering quality learner-centred instruction in written communication (i.e., making sure to cover a variety of business writing genres),
  • designing assignments and assessment criteria,
  • evaluating student progress,
  • holding regular office hours,
  • participating in curriculum revisions and development,
  • attending departmental and Faculty-wide meetings,
  • participating in department and Faculty-Wide committees, and
  • maintaining currency in the field through regular professional development.

  To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

Successful applicants will have:

  • a minimum of a Master’s degree in Professional Communication,
    or related field,
  • a minimum of two years of experience teaching courses in written
    communication at the post-secondary level,
  • demonstrated ability to apply:
    • workplace writing theory to classroom practice, and
    • knowledge of and expertise in workplace writing to the instruction of students in a variety of occupational areas.
      • demonstrated ability to teach and develop curriculum across the disciplines,
      • demonstrated experience teaching domestic and international students with a variety of linguistic abilities and cultural knowledge,
      • demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial and respectful manner, and
      • demonstrated engagement in administrative tasks.
      • professional writing experience in the business world and/or for the web is an asset.

  Link to Full Position Profile


  To ensure consideration, application must be received online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

The date of first review is July 11, 2019. Interviews will be held in the week of July 22, 2019.

All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume. This posting will remain open until filled.

Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.


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