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The School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work) at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a sessional lecturer to teach CYCA 2500-Part 1: Human Development Part 1 – Childhood (3.0.0) in Lillooet in winter 2024. This position is face to face delivery two days per week with accommodation provided.
Knowledge of human development is critical to early childhood educators in supporting children and their families. Students will learn about human development from conception to age eight through a holistic approach, in the domains of social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Students will apply this knowledge to their work as educators. Research, cultural impacts and the influence of major theorists will be examined.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate understanding of western theories of child development from conception to birth;
Identify the impacts of environmental and genetic factors on fetal development, as well as the short and long-term consequences;
Identify milestones of typical child development for children ages birth to two years of age, and apply this knowledge to their work as educators;
Identify milestones of typical child development for preschool children ages three to five years, and apply this knowledge to their work as educators;
Identify milestones of typical child development for young children ages six to eight years, and apply this knowledge to their work as educators;
Critique western understandings of child development through the lens of Indigenous ways of knowing;
Recognize that conflicting theories and perspectives exist regarding theories of lifespan development;
Apply contemporary scholarship in child development to the students' personal lives and in their role as educators; and
Apply knowledge in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous environments to influence culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate practice.
ABOUT THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY Thompson Rivers University (TRU) campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T'exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people. Our region also extends into the territories of the Stat'imc, Nlaka'pamux, Nuxalk, Tsilh'qotin, Dakelh, and Métis peoples.
For over 50 years Thompson Rivers University has taken pride in providing an excellent education to students with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are at various stages of their learning journey. TRU strives to become the University of Choice for B.C.'s Indigenous students. Offering both on-campus, regional and online programs, TRU attracts a significant Indigenous student body as well as students and faculty from across Canada and internationally. In Kamloops (from the Secwepemc word for this area: Tk'emlups “meeting of the waters”), the main campus overlooks the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers, from which the university gets its name.
TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centered, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers students choice from over 140 on- campus programs and 50 Open Learning programs. More than 28,500 students study on campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. Research, creation and innovation thrive in TRU's open, flexible learning environment. TRU gained Platinum and the highest over-all sustainability score in the prestigious and globally recognized AASHE STARS report. TRU is the 4th largest university in British Columbia, is a member of the Research Universities Council of British Columbia.
THE TRU SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICE
The School of Social Work and Human Service offers a wide range of academic programs to approximately 250 students on two campuses and more than 100 students 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.
In accordance with the university's equity plan members of the following designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women, and members of visible minorities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.
A Master's degree in Child and Youth Care is preferred. A candidate who has accumulated experience judged by the Appointments Committee to be particularly relevant to this position and valuable to the School of Social Work and Human Service may be appointed with a relevant Master's degree and an undergraduate credential in Child and Youth Care.
Successful teaching experience in post-secondary institutions preferred.
A minimum of five years professional experience working with in a human service capacity is required.
An ability to demonstrate experience integrating Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods (TRC CA 62) is required.
Proven skills in building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect (TRC CA 62) is required.
Teaching excellence, including developing culturally appropriate curricula (TRC CA 10) is required.
$0.00 - $0.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule )
Lillooet, 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.