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Contract Faculty - History

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must ensure that the application package is submitted online. The application package must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample course outlines, and a list of teachable subject areas. The applicant must also arrange for two letters of reference addressed to The Selection Committee to be sent directly via email to Dr. Cedric Bolz, History Chair at bolzc@douglascollege.ca.

Preferred candidates will have a strong background in Canadian history, with the breadth of skill that allows them to teach Indigenous courses and some topic-oriented North American courses. Candidates should also demonstrate a record of service to academic and institutional communities. We are committed to equity and diversity; we seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute to this commitment in our community. Candidates are encouraged to review the curriculum guidelines for HIST 1113, HIST 1114, HIST 1140 and HIST 1170 as relevant when preparing their application. Curriculum guidelines may be found at https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/courses/HIST.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 5th with in-person interviews anticipated the week of July 10-14. Successful candidates will be required to provide transcripts for educational credentials noted on their CV.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Contract Faculty - History
Posting Number 00630F
Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus
Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement
Salary Range Hourly: $52.41-$114.65/hour; Per Three Credit Course: $7,947; Actual salary or hourly rate will be based on the number of credits and term of appointment according to the Collective Agreement.
Position Type Faculty - Contract
Posting Type Internal/External
Regular/Temporary Contract
Employment Type Part-Time
Posting Category Faculty
Start Date 09/01/2024
End Date
Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Work Arrangements
The Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is seeking a contract instructor to teach Canadian, Indigenous and/or American History beginning in the Fall 2024 semester. Applicants must be available to teach at our New Westminster/Coquitlam campuses.

In addition, the department invites applicants for placement on a contract list of instructors. The successful applicant(s) will be qualified to teach a variety of courses; which may include one or more of the following:

  • HIST 1113 Canada before Confederation
  • HIST 1114 Canada after Confederation
  • HIST 1140 American History – An Introduction
  • HIST 1170 Global Indigenous Histories

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
The Department offers first, second, and third-year courses to students completing a degree at the College or planning to transfer to research universities. The faculty member must be able to teach days and evenings at the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses.
Responsibilities
You will:
  • Plan lectures and seminars based on the curriculum and program guidelines
  • Instruct students and facilitate learning
  • Assess and evaluate student progress
  • Plan, organize, and manage learning activities
  • Provide academic advice to learners
  • Maintain quality learner-centred instruction
  • Actively contribute to collegial activities within the department, the faculty, and the college
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive working environment
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
Successful Applicants Will Meet the Following Criteria:
  • A completed PhD in History from an accredited university. Doctoral candidates may be considered if a defence date is established.
  • Demonstrated evidence of experience in teaching Canadian, Indigenous and/or American Histories specifically (but not limited to) HIST 1113, 1114, 1140 and 1170 at the first year level.
  • Familiarity with a range of historiographic and interpretive issues including indigeneity, immigration, multiculturalism, and diversity.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching diverse groups of students, and commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Demonstrated evidence of active contribution to teaching community and workplace collegiality.
Link to Full Position Profile
Needs a Criminal Records Check No
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/07/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants must ensure that the application package is submitted online. The application package must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample course outlines, and a list of teachable subject areas. The applicant must also arrange for two letters of reference addressed to The Selection Committee to be sent directly via email to Dr. Cedric Bolz, History Chair at bolzc@douglascollege.ca.

Preferred candidates will have a strong background in Canadian history, with the breadth of skill that allows them to teach Indigenous courses and some topic-oriented North American courses. Candidates should also demonstrate a record of service to academic and institutional communities. We are committed to equity and diversity; we seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute to this commitment in our community. Candidates are encouraged to review the curriculum guidelines for HIST 1113, HIST 1114, HIST 1140 and HIST 1170 as relevant when preparing their application. Curriculum guidelines may be found at https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/courses/HIST.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 5th with in-person interviews anticipated the week of July 10-14. Successful candidates will be required to provide transcripts for educational credentials noted on their CV.
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
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    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Professional Association Website
    • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
    • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
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    • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
    • Other
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  2. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
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    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
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  3. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  5. * If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
    • Yes, I confirm
    • No, I am not able to meet this requirement

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References with Contact Information
Optional Documents