Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Sessional - Faculty EDUC 5990-02 & -07



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Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Sessional)

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

Instructional Type

Academic/Career(max 24 credits)

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Thompson Rivers University is seeking a sessional faculty member who will teach one or two sections of EDUC5990: Special Topics in Education.

Calendar Description: Special topics courses are offered on a temporary basis and are not part of the regular course offerings. This course utilizes the special expertise of a faculty member or a visiting professor to go beyond the usual curriculum and enrich the program of study. Contact the program advisor for information on current offerings.

Course Description: Neuroscience in Secondary Education

Students investigate at an introductory level the application of current neuroscientific findings to teaching, learning, and development during the adolescent years. Basic brain structures, functions, and brain plasticity are examined in relation to the developing brain and body during adolescence. Of key importance is the critical evaluation of neuroscientific research and its ethical application to educational policy and practice. Basic statistics and a review of research methods will be covered. Students explore commercial products and programs common in educational settings, as well as the future use of computer-brain interfaces. Interventions from both Indigenous and non- Indigenous perspectives will be considered.



  • PhD or EdD is required, ABD will be considered.
  • A minimum of one (1) degree in education is required.
  • Expertise in K-12 education is required.
  • Three (3) years of full time or equivalent hours teaching in K-12 settings is required.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstration of subject matter expertise is required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods (TRC CA 62) required.
  • Proven skills in building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect (TRC CA 63) required.
  • Teaching excellence, including developing culturally appropriate curricula (TRC CA 10) required.

    Pay Band

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


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Education and Social Work -> Masters of Education

    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


    Sessional - Faculty EDUC 5990-02 & -07


    Thompson Rivers University




    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 09, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social 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.

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