Open to both Internal and external
Open Learning Faculty Member
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Teaching Allocation Percentage (TAP)
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with
clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory
bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program
are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence
5 involves intermediate level competencies in the second year of the
Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma.
As part of the Semester requirements, students complete a minimum number of
hours of employed clinical work. Essential skills, as well as, professional
communication skills with clinic placement, provincial veterinary technology
associations and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology
Program are monitored throughout the Semester. Students must register and
provide proof of membership with their Provincial Associations and ensure that
a Registered Veterinary Technologist or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is
employed at the clinic placement facility and is registered with the Thompson
Rivers University Animal Health Department. Veterinary Clinical Work &
Correspondence 2, is entry level competencies in the first year of Veterinary
This course requires the instructor to be able to come onsite to the Thompson
Rivers University Veterinary Technology/Animal Health Center at least three
times a semester.
Excellent communication skills will be mandatory for this position:
Communication between Clinical Mentors, Veterinary Hospitals, Students, TRU
Vet Tech/Animal Health Department and Provincial Professional Associations
will be ongoing throughout the semester and is the responsibility of the
Open Learning Faculty Members are teaching staff in the Open Learning Division
of TRU, and the role of the Open Learning Faculty Member is to actively
encourage, support and guide students towards success in their academic
studies. Open Learning Faculty Members must be skilled in teaching, fully
knowledgeable of the subject matter and demonstrate a positive, open and
caring attitude in all interaction with students.
Responsibilities of the Open Learning Faculty Member (Online) include but
are not limited to:
Delivering Courses in the Online Modality by actively facilitating
learning for students in paced, cohort courses with specific start and end
Ensure that the most up to date medical information/technology is included
Foster critical thinking and problem solving skills with students
Ensuring students have completed the essential skills associated with
courses taking place during the semester and have signed off the skills as
Providing instruction based on established core course materials
Adding any necessary additional course material
Updating course material as per the collective agreement
Initiating, leading and managing learning activities and discussions
Administrative set up and record keeping
Initiating and maintaining regular contact with the student as specified
in the collective agreement
Marking all assignments, posting results and providing prompt feedback
Marking exams and posting results
Responding to student queries as per the collective agreement
We anticipate 10 - 25 students in each cohort of this course. These numbers
are only estimates and actual numbers for the course may be greater or less
than the estimated numbers.
Be a Registered Veterinary Technologist
Have a minimum of 5 years post-graduate veterinary clinical experience
Have a minimum 10 years related teaching experience
Have Management continuing education and skills
Current “in good standing” membership in relevant provincial professional
association and regulatory body.
Current WHMIS certification
Fear Free certification
Past experience working with Boards and involved with strategic planning
Demonstrated ability to teach at the post-secondary level through a
variety of modes, with emphasis on facilitated, web based instruction and
Demonstrated ability to evaluate student learning, and to utilize
evaluation results for ongoing course improvements.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner,
including inter-professional teams.
Exemplary communication skills (written, oral and electronic).
Must have high speed internet and own equipment in order to perform online
Demonstrated skill at aligning veterinary and academia teams with
institutional and educational goals.
Demonstrated knowledge of TRU AHT/VTEC accreditation process
Demonstrated knowledge and use of Essential Skills Demonstrations
The Open Learning Faculty Member must:
Be knowledgeable and experienced in the subject matter of the course.
Have received training or have successful experience in the active
facilitation of learning in a collaborative online environment.
Have direct experience working with current educational technologies,
tools and Learning Management Systems.
Have demonstrated knowledge of effective pedagogy in the use of current
educational technology and tools.
Have demonstrated skills and abilities in the delivery of flexible
learning materials, the application of instructional technology and in the
application of adult learning principles.
According to TRUOLFA Salary Schedule
Qualified TRUOLFA applicants will be given first consideration filling this
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning -> Program Delivery
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.