Casual Faculty - School of Trades & Transportation - Climate Literacy for Construction Trades
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
School of Trades & Transportation
Casual Position: Commencing approximately October 30, 2023 and ending approximately March 31, 2024.
Application deadline is 11:59PM, September 28, 2023
The salary scale for NSCC Faculty is based on twelve steps that range from $42.16 - $62.37 per hour. New Faculty may receive up to a maximum of five steps for relevant occupational experience. New Faculty may receive up to an additional four steps for full-time equivalent years of instructional experience (instructional experience is defined as teaching post-secondary). The maximum a new Faculty can expect to receive is nine steps or $55.17 per hour.
As a member of the School of Trades and Transportation faculty team, you will:
- Provide theoretical and practical instruction in Climate Literacy for Construction Trades specifically in the area(s) of climate science fundamentals, how the construction sector contributes to climate change though the lens of building lifecycle assessments, and how the industry is adapting to various climate change impacts.
You will deliver synchronous on-line classes and facilitate asynchronous on-line learning of a 15-hour course. The course will be delivered 3-5 times prior to March 31, 2024. The delivery pattern of the courses will be determined based on the learners' availability.
- Collaboratively design and deliver educational experiences for a diverse group of learners. This will include preparation, instruction, assessment, and evaluation of students using a broad range of flexible teaching and learning practices and technologies such as Learning Management Systems (e.g., Brightspace) and classroom technology.
- Ensure health and safety practices and procedures are followed in your classroom, shops, and labs.
- Maintain currency with the latest industry practices relevant to your program and to continually develop your understanding of 21st century teaching and learning practices. This position may involve different delivery modalities (e.g., in-class, online, blended online/in-class), off-site instruction and alternate work hours such as weekends and evenings.
- Related duties include but are not limited to academic and career advisement, participating on committees, program marketing, curriculum revision/development through collaborative practice within faculty working groups, supporting, and monitoring work placements, liaising with business and industry, representing the College as required and upholding NSCC policies and procedures.
Qualifications and Occupational Experience:
- The minimum educational qualification for this position is a relevant environmental undergraduate degree , related College Construction Engineering Technology Diploma or Trade Qualification in one or more construction trades.
- You have a minimum of five years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience and knowledge in general of construction trades, climate change adaptation and mitigation, building science principles and building energy performance , enabling you to provide learning experiences that mirror current practices in your field. Occupational experience that includes experience in a supervisory capacity; evaluating, monitoring, assessing and advising will be considered an asset.
- You are proficient with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail and Brightspace LMS.
- You possess basic internet skills to search for information coupled with internet information skills to evaluate the information you find. Above all, you are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in support of an exceptional student experience.
- You have demonstrated experience liaising with business and industry in your field.
- Ideally, you have related experience in delivery of educational programs or training to adults
- You have knowledge and experience in applying WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety and occupation-specific safety practices.
- You are comfortable using multi-media technologies and a variety of platforms that will serve to engage students in online and blended learning capacities. The ability to teach effectively in an online/blended environment which includes building knowledge of best practices for the delivery and management of courses delivered whole or in part online, using a course management system to communicate with students and to foster and support a collaborative online learning community with and between students will be an important factor in your success. Candidates who do not have previous online/blended teaching experience must be open to and willing to participate in training for this delivery model.
Relevant Skills and Knowledge:
- You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism
- You possess excellent presentation skills and can facilitate content effectively and engagingly to a variety of audiences
- You are known for your superior interpersonal skills and can manage interpersonal relationships and issues effectively
- Your superb team building skills will enable you to develop a positive classroom dynamic and productive collegial relationships
- Your commitment to excellence, to life-long learning and to community involvement make you an ideal candidate for Faculty at NSCC
Work With Us
As a condition of employment, Faculty at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Faculty of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Faculty whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.
Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.
NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.