GEOG 3991 - Global Climate Change and Regional Impacts : Content Expert/Curriculum Developer

Thompson Rivers University


July 29, 2021


Application Restrictions

Job Type

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


Project Type

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 criteria:

  • 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 environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a clear and consistent style with grammatical accuracy.
  • 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
  • Pay Band

    To Be Determined at Time of Interview


    CA (Primary)

    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


    Organizational Unit

    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.

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