Open Learning Curriculum Development
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may
continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated completion of all project phases
Major Revision - Standard Web
Brief description of the project:
Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) is looking for a
qualified content expert/curriculum developer to complete a major revision
of GEOG 3991: Global Climate Change and Regional Impacts
This seminar course involves in-depth analysis in environmental studies,
including receptive but critical examination of issues from various
perspectives. Students study how natural processes and human activity alter
the composition of the ocean and atmosphere and trigger climate change at
different temporal and spatial scales, globally and regionally. As a basis for
their critical thinking and seminar discussion, students develop their
knowledge of: systems and energy flow, and atmospheric and ocean circulation;
methodologies, records, and indicators of climate change; and the consequences
of human activity within the context of natural climate change and the
environment's capacity to absorb anthropogenic impacts.
Course Development Process:
The content expert/curriculum developer will work under the guidance of an
instructional designer, and in collaboration with the course development team,
to provide the following:
A detailed blueprint or course framework that includes relevant learning outcomes and mapping of course activities, assessments and updated resources.
Content, learning activities and authentic assessments that are relevant and appropriate for a standard web course.
TRU-OL uses a collaborative approach to course development that involves
interactive planning meetings and review sessions as needed.
The content expert/curriculum developer is expected to make effective use
of any prescribed resources identified (ideally electronic resources,
including TRU's e-Library collection and article databases), and other
materials and media as appropriate. TRU respects intellectual property laws
and expects curriculum developers to accurately cite sources and identify
material that may require copyright clearance.
Criteria for assignment of work:
The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of the following
Applicants should have a completed PhD in Geography, Environmental
Studies, or related discipline, although we welcome PhD candidates and
applicants with Master's Degrees with accumulated experience that
contributes to engaged scholarly teaching.
Demonstration of current and ongoing engagement in the course subject
matter through research and/or the scholarship of teaching, including the
dissemination of outcomes in appropriate academic venues.
Proven course development skills in a face-to-face or distance
Demonstrated ability to write in a clear and consistent style with
The ability to meet deadlines.
The ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner.
Experience or education in online course development or online
facilitation is an asset
To Be Determined at Time of Interview
Please submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria,
CV/resume, copies of transcripts, and a writing sample via the online
application system. Please combine these components as one file in your
attachment. Note: If you are currently working, or have in the recent past
worked, for TRU or TRU-Open Learning, it is not necessary to submit
transcripts. Examples of your instructional writing (e.g. lesson outline,
learning activity, element of evaluation, etc.) with your application, or
indicate the name(s) of any TRU Open Learning or BCOU courses that you have
written. Response to this notification signifies that you are willing and able
to comply with the aforementioned terms and conditions of the project work.
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning -> Instructional Design - OL
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 Color, 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.