Instructor – Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development

Capilano University

Competition Number F18668P

Position Title Instructor – Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development

Employee Group Faculty

Position Status Regular Limited Term

Position Type Instructor

Special Appointee 

Others please specify 

Workload Amount 7 sections

Department Early Childhood Education

Additional Notes 

Location North Vancouver

Working With Us 

At Capilano University, students are our focus. Employees play an essential role in creating an exceptional learning experience for students and a thriving campus community. Together, we are a high-performing team of individuals who make Capilano University one of the leading teaching universities in British Columbia and one of BC’s Top Employers. Grounded by our sense of purpose, we offer a meaningful, friendly and dynamic work environment. Do you share our passion and purpose?

Join the Capilano University Faculty of Education, Health, and Human Development, where our commitment to inclusion and care goes hand in hand with a strong sense of purpose. Our faculty, staff, and students thrive in an environment of support and belonging. Through personal and professional connections, we are closely tied to our communities and deeply engaged with the issues that matter to them.

We are dedicated to improving lives and building healthy communities through education. We nurture the leaders of tomorrow. As a member of our Faculty, you will support students who face significant barriers to learning and collaborate with others to build a better world. In a place where creativity, imagination, and experimentation are prized, you will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to transform their own lives and make meaningful impacts in the lives of others.

The Faculty of Education, Health, and Human Development is a community of passionate educators shaping the future through connection, care, and transformative learning. In joining us, you will be welcomed into a dynamic educational environment by supportive and generous colleagues and become a valued member of a community committed to making a difference.

What you’ll do 

The Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development at Capilano University invites applications for a regular limited term (RLT) faculty appointment in the Department of Early Childhood Care and Education. The full-time appointment is a maternity leave position, September 1, 2024 through to August 31, 2025, with a commitment of 7 sections over 3 terms, Fall, Winter, and Summer. Capilano University is located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The Early Childhood Care and Education program stands in partnership with Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) in promoting early childhood education as a profession. The department is committed to working towards the professionalization of early childhood educators in a universal, accessible, inclusive early childhood system that views early childhood education as the right of the child as a citizen. We are early childhood faculty, academics and researchers who are working with reconceptualist perspectives of early childhood education. We understand pedagogy as situated in the discipline of social science and the education of educators needs to be primarily steeped in educational and pedagogical matters. This education does not teach future educators how to apply knowledges and how to use methods that sustain the present system and current conditions. Rather, their education supports them on the challenging tasks of (1) understanding our current conditions, (2) imagining and worlding less oppressive, less violent, less destructive futures, and (3) enacting these possible futures through lively and experimental curricula with children and families.

We work with children, families, and communities to co-create pedagogical spaces where all lives can flourish. The early childhood educator holds a disposition to listen, to be open, to challenge ourselves to think otherwise, to stay with the troubles and to live joyfully. We consider that in their pedagogical responsibilities, educators understand that children and families are differently situated in relation to local and global contexts, and live in complex interdependent relations with others (humans and more-than-human). Such understanding involves actively challenging normative notions of childhood and family composition. Educators not only make pedagogical decisions, but also create lively curricula that acknowledge and respond to children’s and families’ complex situational circumstances and interdependencies. Candidates will have the ability to engage in, or have a demonstrated record of research, teaching, and community engagement in reconceptualist early childhood care and education.

We stand as allies of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society working in all ways toward truth and reconciliation in ensuring our practice honours the Indigenous Early Learning and Care Framework and UNDRIP. We are resolute in supporting the self-governance of Indigenous Peoples in creating an Indigenous early years system. We respond to the legacies of colonization as they critically reflect on the historical and geopolitical circumstances of the lands on which they practice. Candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, decolonization, anti-racism, and /or social justice in education.

Nature and Scope of Work

As an RLT appointment:

  • This regular limited term (RLT) faculty appointment is a maternity leave position and will start September 1, 2024 through to August 31, 2025 with a commitment of 7 sections over 3 terms, Fall, Winter, and Summer.
  • Instructor for theory and experiential courses within the Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education and the Bachelor’s of Early Childhood Care and Education programs. This position will include faculty advising for students in the early childhood educator (ECE), infant/toddler educator (ITE)and inclusive practice educator (SNE) practica. Practicum supervision is an integral faculty role.
  • This RLT faculty position may include courses located at the campuses of North Vancouver kálax-ay Sunshine Coast, and Squamish, as well as broader community engagement and initiatives of the Early Childhood Care and Education program.
  • In the academic terms in which there is course assignment, RLT faculty are required to maintain regularly scheduled office hours on campus to be available to meet with students.
  • In the academic terms in which there is course assignment, participation in associated department activities as required within ancillary duties, including but not limited to events and meetings within the University community, ECCE committee work, and ECCE program development.

What you’ll bringRequired Qualifications & Experience

  • Masters degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field;
  • BC ECE Registry Certification as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE), Infant/Toddler Educator (ITE), or Special Needs Educator (SNE) required or eligibility will be based on current certification.
  • 5-10 years of teaching experience in a licensed early childhood program, or other early years setting working with children 0-5 years old.
  • 2-5 years of experience in an administrative and leadership role (manager) in a licensed early years setting, or other early years program working with children 0-5 years old.
  • Demonstrated evidence of early childhood advocacy and community engagement, such as government, early childhood planning tables, non-profit boards within the education and/or social service sector, (ie: early childhood care and education, food security, housing, seniors,).
  • Evidence of research and/or scholarly work in reconceptualized early years practice.
  • Demonstrated evidence of working with reconceptualist curriculum frameworks, UNDRIP, TRC Calls to Action.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the current issues in the early years in British Columbia and Canada.
  • Demonstration of active membership in provincial, national and international early years scholarly, professional, advocacy and or research groups.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability and commitment to leadership and collaborative work, with examples of collaborative projects and commitment that will support the mobilization of CapU ECCE current and future vision.
  • Preference will be given to qualified persons who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit). Experience working with Indigenous early years programs, organizations and governments would be an asset. Applicants may choose to address their lived experience and connections to community, land, and language in their application materials. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify

Internal or External Position External

Appointment Date (mm/dd/yyyy) 09/01/2024

Salary Scale $9,420 per instructional section to a maximum of $14,391 per instructional section based on previous experience. Scale placement will be completed according to the Collective Agreement.

Post Date 05/03/2024

Close Date 05/17/2024

Open Until Filled

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