Interested in exploring teaching?
BCIT offers education for a complex world. Embrace the complex world and help prepare the next generation of technology leaders to explore the opportunities within it – PhD not required. At BCIT Computing you will use your experience, your training, your passion for technology, and your passion for teaching and mentoring to help our students learn to turn big challenges into new solutions.
Many kinds of opportunities
- Full time during the day – learn more about what brought faculty members to teaching from diverse backgrounds like system migration and integration and games development
- Part time during the day, as little as one class per week – read one alum’s experience
- Part time evenings and/or weekends – here’s what some of our Part-time Studies instructors have to say, and here’s an example of an expert using their passion in one area of computing to create a PTS course
- Support a student project team or give a guest lecture
- Train the trainer by hosting a BCIT instructor at your site – here’s how one instructor recently shadowed industry experts at Cloudreach
Computing instructor Jeff Yim has been teaching Object Oriented Programming 2 (part of the Computer Systems Technology Diploma). We asked him to tell us more about his background in games development, and how his career led him to BCIT.
Current postings (full and part time)
- Associate Dean, Computing – full time
- Instructor, Mobile Device Forensics – part time
- Faculty, Front-End Web Developer Program – part time
- Faculty, Software Systems Developer Program – part time
Part time opportunities (generally evenings and weekends)
Computing Part-time Studies is looking for current IT industry experts who would like to teach at night and on the weekends. We have expanded in several areas including big data, business intelligence and analytics. There are current openings in big data, advanced analytics, Java, C++ and MS SQL Server SSIS. Instructors ideally teach tools and techniques they use in their own day job.
The following courses may have current instructional opportunities:
- COMP 1630 – Relational Database Design and SQL
- COMP 2526 – Object-Oriented Programming with Java
- COMP 2618 – C++ Application Development 2
- COMP 4254 – Advanced Topics in Data Analytics
- COMP 4680 – SSIS, SQL Server Integration Services
If you’re a subject matter expert with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, are currently working in industry, and you’d like to explore teaching part time, please send us your resume and a cover letter describing what you’re interested in teaching.
BCIT offers full time faculty
- Generous total compensation package which includes extended health, dental benefits, and an excellent defined pension plan
- Professional development: access to funding, leaves, secondments, exchanges, and other opportunities for career development
- Tuition waivers for BCIT courses and opportunities to apply for fully funded Master’s or PhD programs
- Wellness and Employee Assistance programs, subsidized fitness facilities, a collegial environment
What’s to like?
There’s no better place to grow — there are so many opportunities. When you teach, you constantly learn. I’m also told when you teach young people, you’ll always feel young. I’ll find out if that’s true in a few years!
Aside from the rewards and fun that come with teaching, I appreciate having the summer off to spend with family.
It makes me realize every day that the experience I have, the skills I’ve developed, and my passion for teaching really can make a difference.
Anton Kishchenko, Cloud Systems Architect at TZOA, decided to take giving back in another direction: he took time away from work to teach a half day a week for a term. “I believe giving back helps move the needle on what’s important.”