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Thompson Rivers University is a leader in innovative international education in Canada. With over 20 years of delivery of a joint business degree at two different universities in China, TRU continues to place a high value on Cultural Partners; the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics is committed to navigating diverse local and global communities with cultural awareness in order to create value and respectfully engage people.
The Gaglardi School of Business and Economics at TRU invites applications for a sessional contract position to teach at our partner institution, Tianjin University of Technology (Joint BBA program) in Tianjin, China.
Faculty members are responsible for providing quality instruction to students, ensuring student satisfaction through classroom settings according to the program objectives . Please note, these courses will be delivered in person on the Tianjin campus. Each faculty member is expected to develop lesson plans and teach materials from approved curriculum, motivate students to participate in all aspects of the educational process, evaluate progress of all registered students including a final exam and preparation of a supplemental exam, communicate with and prepare a written report of activities and feedback for TRU Gaglardi.
Each course is a 40 - hour delivery and will be taught in English in a 3-week compressed format with support from an assigned TUT faculty member. Moodle LMS is available as a teaching tool in China.
Delivery Dates: Monday December 04 – Friday December 22, 2023.
The following courses (one section of each) will be offered at TUT December 2023:
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
Each section is approximately 75 students.
Compensation is covered by TRUFA Collective Agreement Article 16.8 (TRU internal candidates), or Professional Services Agreement (external candidates).
Qualified TRU faculty will be given the first opportunity for international assignments.
TRU will pay the following expenses = $7,501.44 (CA)/section (current TRU sessional rate), economy airfare, cost of obtaining a visa, per diem, $250 US miscellaneous, and airport transfer costs.
Tianjin University of Technology will provide Western style accommodation, campus office space, and cultural support, as required.
Experience: Master's degree in relevant discipline; PhD preferred
Language Skills : Demonstrated language skills in English; strong verbal, written and communication skills.
Experience: Applicants must demonstrate relevant work/community experience in their professional field/discipline.
Currency: Applicants must demonstrate evidence of having maintained up-to- date knowledge in their field/discipline, and/or demonstrate evidence of having maintained academic currency in the specific field/discipline relevant to the course(s) for which the applicant is applying.
Teaching Skills: Relevant teaching experience, particularly university- level teaching experience should be included in the application.
Interactive Skills: Applications should address the applicant's interactive skill set. Interactive skills include:
Please specify your preference for class in your cover letter; this can be stating one course or ranking more than one if you are qualified to teach more than one course. Generally, faculty will be hired to deliver one course only.
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Tianjin, CN (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics -> Dean, School of Business
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.
Assistant Teaching Professor - ORGB 2810, SCMN 3320 - Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics Voluntary International Assignment
Thompson Rivers University
September 20, 2023
October 04, 2023
Business and Economics,Education,Political Science
About the employer
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.
The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.
Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.
The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.
With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.
TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.
33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.