Sessional - Faculty EDUC 5990-02 & -07

Thompson Rivers University
April 09, 2024
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Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Sessional)

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

Instructional Type

Academic/Career(max 24 credits)

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Thompson Rivers University is seeking a sessional faculty member who will teach one or two sections of EDUC5990: Special Topics in Education.

Calendar Description: Special topics courses are offered on a temporary basis and are not part of the regular course offerings. This course utilizes the special expertise of a faculty member or a visiting professor to go beyond the usual curriculum and enrich the program of study. Contact the program advisor for information on current offerings.

Course Description: Neuroscience in Secondary Education

Students investigate at an introductory level the application of current neuroscientific findings to teaching, learning, and development during the adolescent years. Basic brain structures, functions, and brain plasticity are examined in relation to the developing brain and body during adolescence. Of key importance is the critical evaluation of neuroscientific research and its ethical application to educational policy and practice. Basic statistics and a review of research methods will be covered. Students explore commercial products and programs common in educational settings, as well as the future use of computer-brain interfaces. Interventions from both Indigenous and non- Indigenous perspectives will be considered.



  • PhD or EdD is required, ABD will be considered.
  • A minimum of one (1) degree in education is required.
  • Expertise in K-12 education is required.
  • Three (3) years of full time or equivalent hours teaching in K-12 settings is required.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstration of subject matter expertise is required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods (TRC CA 62) required.
  • Proven skills in building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect (TRC CA 63) required.
  • Teaching excellence, including developing culturally appropriate curricula (TRC CA 10) required.

    Pay Band

    $0.00 - $0.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule )


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Education and Social Work -> Masters of Education

    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.

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