Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Coordinator, Educational Technologies

Canada

Expired

Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)

Posting In effect from

2/2/2024

Closing Application Date

16/2/2024

Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Type

Instructional Support

Faculty Type

Tenure Track

Anticipated Start Date

1/4/2024

Position End Date (If Applicable)

DUTIES

The Learning Design and Innovations Department at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) invites applications for a tenure-track Coordinator, Educational Technologies, reporting to the departmental chair and the Director, Learning Technology and Innovation. This is a faculty position that includes professional role and service to the university, profession and/or community.

The Coordinator, Educational Technologies generally provides faculty support in using educational technologies for the development of curriculum and learning opportunities using best practices to advance institutional goals for teaching and learning excellence.

The successful candidate will communicate best practices and support professional development (through workshops and seminars) for incorporating or adapting emerging educational technologies (eg. Moodle, Open Educational Resources, blogs, etc.). They will also:

  • contribute to strategic planning for maintenance, upgrades, and data integrity of synchronous and asynchronous TRU educational technologies.
  • provide technical support for both faculty professional development and course delivery.
  • collaborate with TRU service units, assisting in the establishment, integration and alignment of blended and online learning solutions (e.g. documenting inputs on use, curriculum requirements for training programs, adapting elements of Universal Learning Design, and supporting means of addressing accessibility barriers in course delivery).
  • research and report on the use of emerging educational technologies to support and advance scholarly teaching and assessment of learning.
  • About TRU

    Thompson Rivers University (www. tru.ca) is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution that has provided excellent post-secondary education and training for over 50 years. TRU gives students the advantage of small class sizes, the availability of undergraduate research and a centrally located campus. More than 27,000 students' study at TRU either on campus or online. They consist of 10 per cent Indigenous students and more than 30 per cent international students from around the globe.

    Thompson Rivers University campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T'exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwepemcúlucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. The region TRU serves also extends into the territories of the St'át'imc, Nlaka'pamux, Nuxalk, Tŝilhqot'in, Dakelh, and Syilx peoples.

    TRU's main campus is located in Kamloops, BC (www. kamloops.ca), a prosperous city in the heart of the BC southern interior. Kamloops is a 3.5-hour drive from Vancouver and a mere 50-minute drive from Sun Peaks, the second-largest ski area in Canada. Kamloops offers world-class tourism and recreation along with excellent cultural, social, and economic opportunities in a climate with over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

    What TRU Offers

    Instructional Support I faculty positions range from TS 1 though 12 with an upper limit at TS12 of $110,800. Placement on the Salary Scale is in accordance with the Collective Agreement between TRU and TRU Faculty Association (TRUFA) with initial placement based on education and experience. This position offers an annual Professional Development Allowance, participation in a Defined Benefit Pension Plan and 100% employer paid benefits, which includes extended health & dental, sick leave and short term and long-term disability.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's or PhD in related field (e.g. Educational Technology, Curriculum Development, Distance Education etc.), or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Two to four years' post-secondary experience, demonstrating effective presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and expertise in curricular development and educational technologies.
  • Demonstrated expertise with accessible web practices and educational technologies (e.g. Moodle, Wordpress, others).
  • Inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

  • Melissa Jakubec, Instructional Designer (Instructional Support III) and Chair Learning Design and Innovations Department Open Learning, Thompson Rivers University Email: [email protected]
  • 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 peoples, Black people and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations or gender identities. 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.

    Pay Band

    $0.00 - $0.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule )

    Location

    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed

    1

    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning -> Innovations

    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.

    Job details

    Title

    Coordinator, Educational Technologies

    Employer

    Thompson Rivers University

    Location

    Canada

    Published

    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 16, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor

    Field

    Education

    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.

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