Art and Design Instructor (Sessional Faculty) - #110922

LaSalle College Vancouver

Date: 1 week ago
City: Vancouver, BC
Contract type: Full time

LaSalle College Vancouver is part of the LCI Education Network which is present on 5 continents and has 23 post-secondary campuses and approximately 3,000 employees who support more than 17,000 students worldwide each year. From one country to the next, LCI Education favors the harmonization of its programs, which makes for greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services, and deeper respect towards the various cultures it works with.

LaSalle College Vancouver offers a variety of design-based programs that respond to professional demands. Thanks to our reputation and continuous industry involvement, our experienced and dynamic teachers are passionate about providing world class instruction – both theoretical and practical – to our students.

Art and Design Instructor (Sessional Faculty)

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who thrives in a dynamic, fast paced and driven environment; enjoys challenges, consistently meets or exceeds expectations; has a service orientated focus and embodies a “can do” attitude. They should posses an instinctive understanding of the Art and Design students and how to effectively communicate with them. Successful applicants will have a passion for their craft, the ability to share their knowledge, follow a set curriculum, and inspire students to excel in their chosen field of study
Reporting to the Program Director of Art and Design, the successful candidate will contribute to the growth of the Art and Design department which includes the following programs:
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery Design

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Faculty positions are predicated on three contributing areas: Academic instructor leadership, administrative duties & community engagement; teaching & curriculum and professional development

Academic Instructor Leadership, administrative duties


  • Demonstrates a sensitivity and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious background of students.
  • Enhance the student learning experience and provides students with mentorship
  • Advise and support students to achieve their educational goals
  • Efficiently completing college administrative tasks (e.g. Attendance, submitting grades and administrative forms: Academic integrity, Grade change, Field trip forms etc.)
  • Facilitate approved academic accommodations by working with Academic Advisors in Student Services to accommodate students with special needs. (e.g. alternative assessment options, increased assignment timelines, accessible course content, or level and nature of classroom participation)
  • Display a commitment to efficiently completing college administrative tasks

Community Engagement

  • Display collegiality and engage with the greater community.
  • Engage in classroom-observation activities (as part of the LCV Faculty Development Review) and implement feedback received.
  • Display a commitment to participate in faculty meetings, forums and program level reviews
  • Display a commitment to engaging with the college, faculty and students.

Teach a minimum of one and a maximum of five sections* each term, as assigned by the Program Director for Art and Design and/or Chief Academic Officer
(*Sections are subject to change)


  • Demonstrate a passion for student-centred teaching and displaying flexibility in teaching style while effectively planning and preparing for classes
  • Adhere to the scheduled class times for teaching classes, maintain office hours and attend meetings at the designated times. Promptly informing the Program Director of any necessary changes and obtaining approval for any alterations in class times or locations
  • Establish a student-centred classroom environment and engaging students in the learning process
  • Manage the learning environment through administering the college’s academic and attendance policies. (e.g. Take and submit attendance for every class, assign grades and maintain course/student records by established deadlines)
  • Communicate effectively with students and respond to students in a timely manner.
(e.g. via LCV internal communication system, email, or online conferencing and messaging tools)
  • Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar work integrated learning settings as appropriate for the course or program. (As applicable to Internship coordinator)
  • Display a commit to pursuing teaching excellence.

Curriculum & Quality Assurance

  • Design, develop and deliver course curriculum (e.g. course outline, assignments and rubrics, course handouts, lectures, labs, studios, and presentations) and instructional plans which includes scaffold learning and sparks curiosity, engagement and promotes research practices among students
  • Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and feedback, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide and adhering to a student-centered approach
  • Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate
  • Support the compliance requirements for regulatory bodies, e.g. DQAB, PTIB
  • Display a commit to adhere to curriculum and quality assurance best practices

  • Participate fully in the Faculty Development Review process
  • Remain current in academic or program discipline, through any number of activities: professional membership in associations, conference attendance, industry practices, maintaining licensure or certification
  • Engage in continuing education through course work, workshops, MOOCs, etc. as per individual development plan
  • Participate in LCV sponsored professional development activities and events.
  • Display a commit to continuous learning and a growth mindset

  • Maintain a presence on campus with regular office hours for student support and offer support as directed by the Program Director or the Chief Academic Officer
  • Relate and apply professional experience to enhance learning though incorporating industry perspectives and relevant industry trends into courses
  • Contribute to a respectful and supportive workplace environment based on the principles of inclusion, equity and diversity

Key Relationships

  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Program Director / Program Lead / Program Coordinator
  • Academic Advisors
  • Faculty
  • Students


  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in design or another related discipline (i.e. Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design etc.). Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years related and increasingly responsible experience in Academics or industry
  • Educational /teacher training or advanced certification preferred
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud especially Adobe Photoshop, illustrator & InDesign and Microsoft Office 365
  • Sustainable Design Ambassador


  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills, including the ability to build successful relationships with faculty team, students, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, combined with critical thinking
  • Demonstrated time management, project management and detail-orientated organizational skills
  • Action and results oriented with the ability to work effectively under pressure to meet frequently occurring deadlines
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet/exceed deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act effectively as a member of a team.
  • Active listening skills, appropriate response abilities and displays diplomacy, tact and respects confidentiality
  • Outstanding conflict resolution and de-escalation skills

Abilities and Attributes:

  • Model the core LCV values: Commitment, initiative, quality, sharing and mutual consideration
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, entrepreneurial mindset and a positive attitude
  • Plan, coordinate, and motivate activities while demonstrating leadership and influence
  • Develop a professional rapport with various departments and diverse stakeholders to build relationships and collaborate effectively
  • Contribute to strategic planning and analyze data & trends for informed decision making
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all tasks and interactions
  • Adapt to changing assignments, work independently under pressure with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines efficiently

All employees at LaSalle College Vancouver are defined by key attributes which we value. These attributes are: action oriented, innovative/creative, resourceful, respects peoples’ individuality and differences, engaging/effective communicator, committed to sharing knowledge and best practices, have a global perspective, embraces change, client/customer focused, and resilient.
If you, or someone in your network, is interested in pursuing these exciting career opportunities, please submit a PDF compatible resume along with a cover letter that contains the expectations
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants in advance but only those applicants who meet the specific job requirements will be contacted.

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