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The TRU School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work) at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer for SOCW 3010 – Introduction to Social Work Research to commence immediately and run through to April 1st . The sessional lecturer will support the primary instructor in delivering the course.
In this course, students explore the concepts, methods, and processes of social research, and develop skills in conducting and assessing research. Students are challenged to examine their own approach to knowing, to incorporate research into practice, and to think critically about research in relation to social work practice. The subjectivity of the researcher, the political and ethical context of research, and the role of research as an instrument of power in the lives of oppressed peoples is discussed .
THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICE
The School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University) offers a wide range of academic programs on two campuses and through Open Learning. Programs include: Bachelor of Social Work Degree, the Human Service Diploma, Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate (offered at both the Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses), the Social Service Worker Certificate (offered through Open Learning), and the Human Service Diploma (offered through Open Learning). The School also has plans to offer a Master of Social Work degree.
The Bachelor of Social Work program builds on over 25 years of offering professional social work education in Canada. The program prepares sought- after, competent practitioners to provide service and leadership within regional, national, and global contexts to achieve social justice, respect for diversity, and social change. Our graduates work in collaborative and anti- oppressive ways across a full range of service and professional positions to promote positive and progressive to social change.
The program is committed to learner-centred education that identifies and eradicates barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential. Indigenous perspectives are integrated throughout the curriculum and within two required First Nations and Decolonizing practice courses. We are committed as a Social Work program to redress the legacy of residential schools and to advance the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
$0.00 - $0.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule )
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Education and Social Work -> Social Work and Human Services
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.
Sessional - Faculty SOCW 3010
Thompson Rivers University
February 08, 2024
February 14, 2024
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.