Sessional - Faculty SOCW 3010

Thompson Rivers University
February 14, 2024
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Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Sessional)

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Closing Application Date


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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Position End Date (If Applicable)



The TRU School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work) at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer for SOCW 3010 – Introduction to Social Work Research to commence immediately and run through to April 1st . The sessional lecturer will support the primary instructor in delivering the course.

In this course, students explore the concepts, methods, and processes of social research, and develop skills in conducting and assessing research. Students are challenged to examine their own approach to knowing, to incorporate research into practice, and to think critically about research in relation to social work practice. The subjectivity of the researcher, the political and ethical context of research, and the role of research as an instrument of power in the lives of oppressed peoples is discussed .

Duties include:

  • Assist with preparation of course materials
  • Support delivery of course content
  • Facilitate practice application activities
  • Assist with assessment and evaluation of student learning
  • Provide consultation and support to students as needed

    The School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University) offers a wide range of academic programs on two campuses and 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.

    The Bachelor of Social Work program builds on over 25 years of offering professional social work education in Canada. The program prepares sought- after, competent practitioners to provide service and leadership within regional, national, and global contexts to achieve social justice, respect for diversity, and social change. Our graduates work in collaborative and anti- oppressive ways across a full range of service and professional positions to promote positive and progressive to social change.

    The program is committed to learner-centred education that identifies and eradicates barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential. Indigenous perspectives are integrated throughout the curriculum and within two required First Nations and Decolonizing practice courses. We are committed as a Social Work program to redress the legacy of residential schools and to advance the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


  • Master's degree in Social Work required; PhD or earned doctorate in a relevant discipline preferred
  • Successful teaching experience in post-secondary institutions preferred
  • A minimum of five years of related social work practice experience, and educational specialization for content specific courses; specifically, proven record of anti-racist and anti-colonial social work practice experience in child welfare, preferably Indigenous child welfare within a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods (TRC CA 62)
  • Proven skills in building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect (TRC CA 63)
  • Teaching excellence, including developing culturally appropriate curricula (TRC CA 10)
  • 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 -> 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.

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