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Hiring: Instructional Associate – Sustainable Agriculture
Organization: Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Department of Sustainable Agriculture
Location: KPU Richmond, Metro Vancouver BC
Type: full-time permanent


To provide support and assistance to faculty and farm manager with overall delivery of applied courses taught at the KPU Farm and the Richmond campus Seed Lab, including support for student research-based coursework and independent student research projects. Duties include preparing materials for student use; assisting in instruction and evaluation; providing guidance to students; and managing equipment, supplies, facilities and systems in and out of the lab environment.


  1. Post-secondary training in agriculture (bachelor’s degree minimum).
  2. Farming and research experience.
  3. Plus one or more of:
  • Farm and laboratory equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Organic farm management.
  • Research trial management.


  1. Knowledge of WHMIS and safe work procedures for agriculture operations.
  2. Ability to effectively demonstrate proper farm and laboratory equipment use to students.
  3. Working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of farm and laboratory equipment.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds and experience.
  5. Ability to communicate the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in sustainable agriculture to students and the public.
  6. Ability to work in a self-directed environment with minimum supervision.
  7. Working knowledge of computers and farm record-keeping.
  8. Demonstrated physical ability to stand for long period of time and to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.

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Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.


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Note to Applicants:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 1 1970    ID: 67106