Feb 04, 2021

Instructor, Power Engineering

  • Vancouver Island University
  • Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Full time Education

Job Description

Prepare and present learning outcomes and activities in classroom and lab settings. Prepare and administer practical and theoretical exams and assignments. Provide early and on-going coaching and tutoring for students to maximize student success and retention. Respond to student issues. Evaluate and maintain student records. Seek student feedback and provide effective and relevant instruction. Maintain contact with industries, accrediting organizations and other related programs. Improve instructional quality through professional development and activities. Participate in course and program reviews. Provide support to curriculum development. May be required to supervise student practicums.

Curricular components may include, but are not limited to the following:
PENG 100: Intro to Power Engineering/Boiler Designs/Codes
PENG 101: Math/Applied Mechanics
PENG 102: Thermodynamic Water Treatment
PENG 103: Safety & Environment
PENG 104: Piping, Welding, Sketching
PENG 105: Prime Movers
PENG 106: Heating Boilers/Controls & Fittings
PENG 107: Technical Communications and Computers
PENG 108: Electricity
PENG 109: Instrumentation/Controls
PENG 110: Refrigeration
PENG 111: Air Conditioning & Systems
PENG 112: Types of Plants & Gas Process Operations
PENG 120: Work Practicum Management
PENG 130: Part A Power Engineering Review & Examinations
PENG 131: Part B Power Engineering Review & Examinations

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

Required Qualifications:

Third Class standardized Power Engineering Certificate with relevant process experience. Provincial Instructor Diploma (if in progress, must be completed within two years of hire). Minimum five years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

First or Second Class standardized Power Engineering Certificate. Related Bachelor's degree.


  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.

Please note that for the foreseeable future, teaching at VIU will be conducted through alternate delivery methods, including online, face-to-face, blended, or hy-flex. The requirement to conduct teaching through alternate delivery methods may also extend past the immediate semester and possibly for the duration of the appointment. Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances. Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning.

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