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Assistant Teaching / Associate Teaching Professor, Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Thompson Rivers University


For 50 years, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has taken pride in providing an excellent education to students with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are at various states of their learning journey. 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 a choice from over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs. We serve more than 25,000 students on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake and via distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. Research, creation, and innovation thrive in TRU's open, flexible learning environment.

The TRU School of Education seeks to fill a full-time bipartite tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or preferably a tenured position at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor. We are looking for education scholars specializing in Early Childhood Education (ECE). We are looking for education scholars who will be able to teach in our Diploma and two Post-Diploma Certificate Programs (Infant Toddler Educator and Special Needs Educator). Strong candidates will have expertise and experience in teaching core courses in an Early Childhood Education Diploma, Infant and Toddler Post-diploma certificate and Special Needs post-diploma certificate in the following subject areas: Programming/Curriculum courses, Interpersonal Relations, and Pedagogical Narrations. Of particular interest are those who have successful experience working collaboratively with ECE faculty to support ECE students in planning and implementing innovative educational programs for young children. Experience mentoring and evaluating student progress in on-site and community based practica and liaising with community educators regarding student progress is significantly valued. A disposition toward inquiry and communicative teaching and learning, with knowledge of current curriculum developments, BC Early Learning Framework, and pedagogical approaches in early childhood is desirable. In addition, we seek individuals who are keen to take on leadership roles within the School of Education. In addition, successful experience in course and program development is an asset. Bipartite positions entail teaching and service. It is expected that service to the School of Education, TRU, and the broader community is greeted with enthusiasm and an ongoing, sustained commitment to substantial committee work and other leadership opportunities, including program coordination.

Thompson Rivers University and the School of Education value equity, diversity, and inclusivity and are committed to the enactment of the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action.

For more information about the School of Education and our Faculty please see:


•PhD or EdD (All but dissertation will be considered) in a relevant field is preferred (OR equivalent qualifications: e.g., Master's degree, plus 10 years' experience)
•A minimum of one (1) degree in an area of Education is required
•Three (3) years of full time or equivalent hours teaching in ECE settings is strongly preferred
•Evidence of successful post-secondary teaching experience is preferred
•Proven experience in programs and practices that support diversity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding between local, regional, and global communities
•Demonstrated expertise in areas being considered in this posting as seen in teaching and service is preferred
•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
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule

Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed

Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Education and Social Work -> 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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