Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Sessional - Faculty



Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Sessional)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


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

Instructional Type

Academic Access(max 546 hrs)

Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)



The University and Employment Preparation Department (Faculty of Education and Social Work) at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a sessional faculty member to prepare learning materials and teach lectures in multi-level English in Lillooet:

ENGL 0500 - Developing Writing Skills

ABE: Advanced - A basic writing skills course which covers mechanics, sentence structure, grammar, and composition. The major modes of writing (description, narration, and exposition) are covered.

ENGL 0600 - Literature and Composition

ABE: Provincial - A Provincial Level (grade 12 equivalency) course which prepares students for the demands of compositions required in academic courses. It provides for further development of writing and thinking skills begun in earlier levels. Students work with a variety of rhetorical models for essay development. Also included is a critical analysis of selected works of prose and poetry.


  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • At least one degree relevant to the discipline to be taught (English).
  • Teaching Certificate, or Instructor's Diploma or 5 years teaching experience plus evidence of engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Experience teaching students whose educational, social and economic backgrounds are diverse, and for whom previous school experience may have been challenging.
  • Skills in building intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect (TRC CA 63) preferred
  • Experience integrating Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods (TRC CA 62) preferred.
  • Teaching excellence including developing culturally appropriate curricula (TRC CA 10) preferred.
  • Pay Band

    According to TRUFA Salary Schedule


    Lillooet, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Education and Social Work -> University and Employment Preparation

    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


    Thompson Rivers University




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 21, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Linguistics,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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