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Position Job Title: Sessional Faculty Positions – Graduate

Location: Vancouver

Reports To: Department Chair, Quantitative Studies

University Canada West has opened a new campus at Vancouver House and is experiencing significant growth. We are seeking a passionate learner-centered sessional faculty specialized in Accounting / Finance.

About University Canada West

UCW is a business and technology oriented, teaching intensive university and has the fastest growing MBA program in Canada. Balanced with a BCOM degree, a BA in Business Communications and an AA degree, UCW offers students a solid grounding in academic knowledge and skills, interactive, experiential education in business and digital literacy skills. Faculty are responsible for interactive engaging teaching, staying active in their field through scholarly activities, and serving their Departments and the UCW university community through committee work. Responsibilities include working with colleagues to develop or modify the curriculum, preparing and updating course materials, teaching, working with students to improve their knowledge and career readiness skills, assessing student progress through grading assignments, papers, exams and other work, and maintaining currency about changes and innovations in their field and related teaching indicators (examples, activities, approaches).

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty will:

  • Create a positive classroom and learning environment through effective student engagement
  • Provide timely constructive feedback to facilitate student learning and achievement
  • Employ a variety of appropriate teaching/learning strategies and activities to actively engage students and to apply their learning
  • Guide class discussions while encouraging debate, critical thinking and constructive feedback by students
  • Employ and further develop skills in technologies and tools to enhance and support student learning
  • Ensure teaching design and methods comply with pedagogical and UCW standards
  • Assess student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of assessments and learning activities
  • Develop, revise and adapt appropriate learning resources for students
  • Provide academic support to students inside and outside of the classroom (regularly scheduled office hours, email, group study sessions, etc.)
  • Make appropriate student referrals to academic and personal university support programs as and when needed
  • Contribute to high quality curriculum development and revision
  • Maintain contacts with relevant industry and professional associations
  • Attend and participate in department and university faculty meetings pertinent to faculty responsibilities
  • Contribute to and participate in professional conferences, seminars, and workshops in their field of expertise and in teaching and learning
  • Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery approaches and techniques
  • Participate in professional development workshops, seminars and training and maintain their own continuing professional development
  • Conduct further research into their specific field of knowledge and/or scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Depending on expertise, instruct in a range of programs such as in the ACBSP accredited BCom & MBA programs, or in the BA Business Communications or Associate of Arts degrees.

General Requirements and Competencies


  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in effective teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Willing to use or learn to use technology and tools to enhance and support student learning
  • Ability to teach in face-to-face, blended and online environments
  • Ability to employ active learning, experiential learning and learner centered approaches to teaching
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivate equitable and inclusive learning environments
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills


  • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline
  • 5+ years experience post-secondary teaching in face-to-face, blended and online environments
  • Experience in teaching students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience employing active learning, experiential learning and learner centered approaches
  • Professional experience in industry or business
  • Knowledge and experience in course design and development
  • Track record of scholarly activity in the field and/or scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, assessing student work and providing constructive feedback

Note: This position includes requests for service (such as committee work and student coaching) within the university.

Specific Requirements and Competencies for Department of Quantitative Studies for Accounting and Finance Faculty

Specifics below take precedence over and may exceed aforementioned general requirements and competencies

  • PhD or DBA in Accounting or Finance
  • Accounting Faculty require a CPA
  • Finance Faculty – preferred to have Finance industry experience

To Apply, please submit a CV, cover letter clearly indicating the program and/or course(s), a sample syllabi, and teaching portfolio (if applicable)

Job Types: Part-time, Contract


  • Doctoral Degree (preferred)


  • teaching: 5 years (required)
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Deadline: 26-12-2023

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