Overview

Responsibilities

What you will be doing…

As a member of the School of Technology and Environment faculty team at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS – Annapolis Valley Campus), you will provide theoretical and practical instruction, in both an online and face-to-face platform, in the GIS post-graduate and other related programs. Examples of courses you will be teaching are (but not limited to):

  • Programming Fundamentals for Geographic Sciences
  • Spatial Database Management
  • Information Systems
  • Web Programming for GIS

You will 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. 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. You will also ensure health and safety practices and procedures are followed in your classroom, shops and labs. As a Faculty of NSCC, you will be expected to 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.

Qualifications

What we are looking for…

You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand your position as a role model to each of your students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission. You bring a learning-centred perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate the diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and the sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a master’s degree in a related subject, or significant progressive industry experience in combination with a bachelor’s degree.
  • You have a minimum of five years of recent and related occupational experience working on GIS programming projects for web, mobile and desktop platforms.
  • Occupational experience that includes experience in a supervisory capacity; evaluating, monitoring, assessing and advising will be considered an asset.
  • An understanding and experience with managing spatial database systems (Postgres/PostGIS, Oracle, SQL Server), GIS web programming (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), IDEs (Microsoft’s Visual Studio, NetBeans, Eclipse, etc.) and object-oriented programming (Python, C#).
  • You are comfortable using GIS applications such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Enterprise, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, QGIS, GeoServer.
  • An understanding of AI, machine learning, deep learning considered an asset.
  • 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

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Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • You possess excellent presentation skills and are able to facilitate content effectively and engagingly to a variety of audiences
  • You are known for your superior interpersonal skills and are able to effectively manage interpersonal relationships and issues
  • 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

About Nova Scotia Community College

We are Nova Scotia Community College. Our mission is to help “Build Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation.” We offer more than 120 advanced skill programs in five academic schools, serving the whole province through a network of 13 campuses. Fully 86% of our graduates are employed, most in their field of choice; close to 90% have chosen to live and work in Nova Scotia.

NSCC is a modern comprehensive community college that has established itself as Canada’s Portfolio College. This unique foundation is the base from which NSCC delivers educational opportunities that are responsive, value-based and keenly honed to the skills graduates need to enter the workplace.