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Faculty, Electrical Engineering and Technology

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Position Title Faculty, Electrical Engineering and Technology
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s School of Energy is seeking 2 temporary Faculty (available as a combination of halftime and fulltime positions).This position will deliver lectures and laboratory activities, evaluate student progress, supervise student projects, and support the day-to-day operations of the department. As a valued member of our team of respected faculty with extensive industry experience and knowledge, the successful candidate will bring practical skills to the classroom, inspiring and guiding future practitioners in their field.

BCIT is a leader in hands-on practical education. We are looking for individuals passionate about learning and teaching to join our team.

BCIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology offers diplomas in electrical engineering technology with options in automation and instrumentation, electrical power and industrial control, and telecommunications and networking, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.

Through the application process, candidates will be given an opportunity to indicate their preference for halftime or fulltime employment.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in subject areas related to automation and instrumentation.
  • As a passionate educator, they will leverage their expertise to engage and challenge students, fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible to meet the course learning objectives, create a positive learning environment for students, participate in department activities, engage with team members, support continuous improvement initiatives within the department, and other duties as specified in the collective agreement.

Candidates must have a solid foundation in process instrumentation and process control with hands-on practical experience in testing, industrial installation, commissioning, operation, or maintenance.

Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is also required:
  • Control systems equipment including PLCs and/or DCSs (e.g. DeltaV)
  • Commissioning and troubleshooting process control devices and loops
  • Process equipment and plant operations (processes, case studies, application examples etc.)
  • Instrumentation documentation and standards.

Experience in the following areas is desirable:
  • Control systems with industrial networking & cybersecurity
  • Systems integration (Ethernet, Industrial protocols)
  • Design and implementation of industrial networking and common industrial interfaces and protocols (e.g. DeviceNet, ProfiNet, Modbus, OPC-UA, Ethernet/IP)
  • Design, implementation, and testing of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Process instrumentation including flow meters, analytical instrumentation, and control valves.
  • Safety practices as applied in industrial settings.
  • Broad process knowledge of multiple industries such as pulp and paper, mining, refining, power boilers will be considered an asset.

Additional required qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline is required. Examples include: instrumentation engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical or mechatronics engineering, process or chemical engineering, and applied physics. Candidates with this level of education are also expected to have a minimum of five years of relevant, hands-on industry experience.
  • A Diploma in a related technical field will also be considered where candidates have a minimum of 15 years of relevant, hands-on industry experience.
  • Effective command of the English language, both written and oral, is essential.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) is desirable.
  • Experience working with technologists and entry-level engineers is desirable.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience or industry relevant presentation experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience with curriculum development is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to learners and provide a positive learning environment to students working at different skill levels including international students and students requiring accommodation is an asset.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation (or more, depending on your position)
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Range: $63,150 - $110,238 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
Position Details

Posting Category Faculty
School/Service Area SOM Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA)
Job Status Temporary
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 2
Anticipated Start Date 08/15/2024
Anticipated End Date 12/20/2024
Competition Information

Competition Number 24FSA452
Competition Open Date 04/10/2024
Competition Close Date 05/24/2024
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. * This position is temporary with an anticipated end date. At the time of posting, there is no guarantee of extension past the anticipated end date.
    • I acknowledge that there is no guarantee of extension past the anticipated end date of this temporary position.
  4. * All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate
  5. * Where a successful applicant places within the salary range is dependent on education, experience, and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement. Are you satisfied with being placed on this range?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This posting is accepting applications for both full-time and part-time positions. Please select the statement that best describes your interest.
    • I am interested in a full-time position only.
    • I am interested in a part-time position only.
    • I am interested in either a full-time or part-time position (no preference).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents