Important Update: October 27, Fall 2020 Term to be conducted virtually. All on-campus support services remain virtual until further notice.
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Welcome to the Alexander College Careers page! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently pausing all in-person interviews. We will continue to review applications and phone screen short listed applicants.

Please note that the interviewing process may take longer than usual due to postponing in-person interviews. We thank all those interested in employment at Alexander College and appreciate your understanding during this time. The safety of our students, staff, and faculty is Alexander College’s number one priority, and we are actively reviewing this changing situation on a daily basis and following the recommendations of the BC Health Authority. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

If you are interested in applying to any openings, review the posting and forward your resume to the relevant Hiring Manager by e-mailing hiring@alexandercollege.ca.

If you are applying to an Instructor position, please include a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
Please note that we will not consider incomplete applications. We appreciate your interest but will only contact shortlisted applicants. No phone calls, please.


Full Time Careers

  • Dean of Arts and Sciences

    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    The Dean of Arts and Sciences is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Academic Division of Alexander College reporting to the VP Academic.

    The Dean furthers the mission and goals of the college as part of the senior executive committee and represents and promotes the college and its interests to the wider post-secondary community.

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
    Reports to the VP Academic

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
    Permanent, Full-time

    WORK WEEK:
    Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends as required

    LOCATION:
    Burnaby and Vancouver area (working remotely for the time being).

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • A graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) required
    • Minimum of three years of experience in academic administration or similar role (such as Department Chair, Associate Dean or Program Coordinator) within a post-secondary institution
    • Five years of proven post-secondary teaching experience in a discipline at the post-secondary level

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Demonstrated working knowledge of the pedagogy of post-secondary education
    • Demonstrated organizational skills including computer competencies, meeting deadlines, working under pressure and self-direction
    • Strong ability to proactively, critically, and solve problems collaboratively
    • Proven capacity to manage change and a demonstrated ability to drive innovations from conception through to implementation
    • Experience with annual program review procedures
    • Proven leadership ability
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to present arguments clearly and effectively for a range of audiences
    • Able to maintain and inspire professionalism and cordiality when working with others

     
    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The Dean has responsibility for oversight and administration of the Academic Division.
    This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of academic programs;
    • Faculty recruitment, evaluation and professional development;
    • Promotion of excellence in teaching and learning leading to greater student success;
    • Promotion and improvement of academic standards;
    • Oversight of the assessment of student academic standards and qualifications for entry into Alexander College;
    • Supervision of and collaboration with the Associate Dean regarding the implementation of strategic initiatives and the vision of the institution concerning academic matters; and
    • Communications and good working relationships with faculty and managers in all academic and non-academic areas.
    • Other duties as assigned by VP Academic.

     
    HOW TO APPLY:
    If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter, academic CV, and leadership philosophy with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Dean of Arts and Science 2020” to hiring@alexandercollege.ca. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you!

    Part Time / Contract Careers

      • Computing Science Instructor (Sessional)

        DEPARTMENT:
        Computing Science

        EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
        Part-time, contract

        TERM:
        Winter 2021

        LOCATION:
        Burnaby and Vancouver Campus (working remotely for the time being).

        POSITION OVERVIEW:

          The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching the following CPSC courses:

        • CPSC 100 –Elements of Computer Science an introduction to elementary concepts in Computer Science. Topics include: history, hardware, software, user applications, networks, and programming.
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          Our ideal candidate will have a passion for instructing, assisting students’ acquisition of learning outcomes, and applying active learning strategies within the classroom.

         
        QUALIFICATIONS FOR CPSC INSTRUCTOR:

        • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Computing Science, or equivalent
        • 2 years experience teaching the same or similar courses at another BC post-secondary institution
        • Able to demonstrate success in innovative or student-centered teaching techniques
        • Excellent interpersonal skills
        • Knowledge of course learning outcomes an asset
        • Proficient with educational technology including databases and online learning environments
        • Excellent instructional capability
        • Able to maintain professionalism and cordiality when working with others
        • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, etc.)
        • Strong Proficiency in English

         
        ABOUT ALEXANDER COLLEGE:

          Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution that offers academic preparation and university level courses.Our academic preparation courses prepare students for the many challenges faced in university level studies. Students enrolled in our university level courses may work towards a 2-year Associate of Arts Degree or Associate of Science Degree, awarded by Alexander College. Students wishing to continue their studies further can transfer their credits to many other institutions listed on the BC transfer guide. Our students regularly transfer to and complete bachelor’s degrees from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria, among other institutions.

          Both domestic and international students choose to study at Alexander College for its small class sizes, positive community atmosphere and exceptional instructors. The College provides strong support for instructors, as they help students achieve academic success, the first and foremost goal for Alexander College.

         
        HOW TO APPLY:
        If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Computing Science Instructor 2021 to hiring@alexandercollege.ca. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you!

      • Sociology Instructor (Sessional)

        DEPARTMENT:
        Sociology

        EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
        Part-time, contract

        TERM:
        Winter 2021

        LOCATION:
        Burnaby and Vancouver Campus (working remotely for the time being).

        POSITION OVERVIEW:

          The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching one or more of the following SOCI courses:

        • SOCI 200 – Research Methods in the Social Sciences: an introduction to the design and practice of social research that provides the skills to ask and answer questions about the everyday and changing social world.
        • SOCI 230 – Sociology of Popular Culture: this course will explore the domain of the popular in order to highlight the political and social debates it mobilizes.
        • SOCI 250 – Introduction to Sociological Theory: an examination of the major of five of the pre-eminent social theorist of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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          Our ideal candidate will have a passion for instructing, assisting students’ acquisition of learning outcomes, and applying active learning strategies within the classroom.

         
        QUALIFICATIONS FOR SOCI INSTRUCTOR:

        • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Sociology, or equivalent
        • 2 years experience teaching the same or similar courses at another BC post-secondary institution
        • Able to demonstrate success in innovative or student-centered teaching techniques
        • Excellent interpersonal skills
        • Knowledge of course learning outcomes an asset
        • Proficient with educational technology including databases and online learning environments
        • Excellent instructional capability
        • Able to maintain professionalism and cordiality when working with others
        • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, etc.)
        • Strong Proficiency in English

         
        ABOUT ALEXANDER COLLEGE:

          Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution that offers academic preparation and university level courses.Our academic preparation courses prepare students for the many challenges faced in university level studies. Students enrolled in our university level courses may work towards a 2-year Associate of Arts Degree or Associate of Science Degree, awarded by Alexander College. Students wishing to continue their studies further can transfer their credits to many other institutions listed on the BC transfer guide. Our students regularly transfer to and complete bachelor’s degrees from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria, among other institutions.

          Both domestic and international students choose to study at Alexander College for its small class sizes, positive community atmosphere and exceptional instructors. The College provides strong support for instructors, as they help students achieve academic success, the first and foremost goal for Alexander College.

         
        HOW TO APPLY:
        If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Sociology Instructor 2021 to hiring@alexandercollege.ca. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you!

      • Writing and Learning Center Subject Area Specialist (SAS) – Humanities and Academic Writing

        REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
        Reports to the Writing and Learning Centre Supervisor and the Director of Student Affairs

        EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
        Full time, Temporary, Fall 2020 Term (semester) contract, with the possibility of new contracts in subsequent terms

        WORK WEEK:
        Monday – Friday approximately between 35 – 40 hours a week

        LOCATION:
        Burnaby and Vancouver Campus, flexibility to travel between campuses may be required (working remotely for the time being).

        EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

        • Bachelor of Arts in a Humanities Subject or in progress, preferably from a BC post-secondary institution
        • Minimum of one year of work experience in an educational setting
        • Fluent in spoken and written English; experience working with non-native English speakers

         
        QUALIFICATIONS:

        • Experience in personalized or group instruction
        • Excellent interpersonal and student service skills
        • Dedication to helping students succeed
        • Superior written and oral communication skills
        • Proficient with scientific writing
        • Ability to work in a professional office setting
        • Highly flexible and demonstrates the ability to work alone or with a team
        • Ability to carry on tasks with little or no supervision
        • A positive and charismatic attitude with an outgoing personality
        • Ability to learn and adapt to changing technology and processes
        • Proficient with educational technology including databases and online learning environments
        • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs and applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, etc.)

         
        SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • Tutoring students in a small group setting or on an individual basis, online or in person. Appointments may be scheduled outside regular office hours (8:30am-5:00pm) with evening and weekend as required. Reasonable flexibility is expected
        • Timely filing of student tutoring reports using the College’s online reporting system
        • Teaching Academic Skills workshops to classes online or in person; timely marking and filing of reports and workshop materials. Some workshops may be scheduled outside regular office hours (8:30am-5:00pm) with evening and weekend as required. Reasonable flexibility is expected.
        • Holding remediation workshops for classes of up to 25 students; timely marking and filing of reports and workshop materials
        • Reviewing citations styles with students and helping them avoid plagiarism; reporting plagiarism to instructors and Writing and Learning Centre Supervisor
        • Helping with quiz/exam/workshop invigilation
        • Performing general administrative duties
        • Coordinating with the Writing and Learning Centre Supervisor and faculty members for assistance with Humanities projects
        • Being an integral part of the Writing and Learning Centre by creating online resources applicable to courses in Humanities
        • Invigilating course examinations while showing reasonable flexibility with respect to scheduling during each semester’s examination period
        • Other duties as assigned by the Writing and Learning Centre Supervisor and the Director of Student Affairs

         
        HOW TO APPLY:
        If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Writing and Learning Center Subject Area Specialist (SAS) – Humanities and Academic Writing 2020” to hiring@alexandercollege.ca. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you!