BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Instructor - University Transfer

Type: Full-Time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, March 5, 2021
Resume Review: Friday, March 19, 2021
Position Start Date: August, 2021
Salary: Annual Salary Range: $61,596 - $98,978
Contact: Human Resources
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1

NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates the requirement for a Full-time, ongoing faculty member at the Burnaby campus in the University Transfer Department.  The Academic and Indigenous Studies (University Transfer Department) offers courses toward the Associate of Arts Degrees at NVIT as well as courses for transfer to many areas of concentration externally.  This position is seeking expertise in the areas of Psychology, Criminology or First Nations Studies. 

NVIT anticipates the position will commence once a suitable candidate is available.

The course outlines and program information can be found on our website www.nvit.ca.



  • Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Criminology or First Nations Studies (Specific ABD or Master Degrees may be considered).

  • demonstrable commitment to scholarship and research;

  • 3 years post-secondary teaching experience;

  • relevant industry/practical experience is an asset;

  • research/publication skills are an asset

  • strong interpersonal and organizational skills;

  • strong connections and roots within Indigenous / First Nations communities prefered;

  • ability to work effectively as part of a high functioning, student focused team;

  • strong passion and commitment to learners and learning; and

  • excellent teaching and human relations skills

  • faculty members are expected to contribute positively to the life of the school and community.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.