Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC, CA
1d ago

Application Restrictions Open to both Internal and external Job Type Faculty (Except Sessional Faculty) Posting In effect from 10 / 2 / 2020 Closing Application Date 9 / 3 / 2020 Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Type Academic / Career(max 24 credits) Faculty Type Tenure Track Anticipated Start Date 1 / 6 / 2020 Position End Date (If Applicable) DUTIES

Teaching Duties

Teaching laboratory sessions and lectures in a variety of subjects in the Animal Health Technology program to meet the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association curriculum standards and accreditation.

Responsibilities include :

  • Preparing and delivering lecture and laboratory material
  • Continually developing course materials to maintain current and relevant
  • Assessing student abilities (theory and practical)
  • Fostering critical thinking skills
  • Mentoring students
  • Supervising practicums / externships
  • Evaluation of students which includes fostering critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Communication with students, distance faculty and program assistant
  • Ensure creation and updating of course curriculum
  • Preparation of course material, including exams
  • Delivery of course material as chosen by the program
  • Ensure that the most up to date medical information / technology is included
  • That assigned courses align with the equivalent distance classes
  • Includes grading and posting of grades
  • Ensuring students have completed the essential skills associated with the course and have signed them off in the essential skills book
  • Service Duties

  • On call care for animals housed at TRU both on-campus (dogs, cats, rodents) and at the TRU farm (horses, llamas, sheep, goats, cattle and chickens)
  • Actively participate in department faculty meetings and duties such as : student applications and admission, coordinating, sitting on departmental and university committees, and / or other service duties within the university
  • Promote the AHT program and TRU graduates within the veterinary community and to the general public
  • Participate in continuing education pertinent to the position duties
  • Actively participate in veterinary professional associations
  • Actively work towards University tenure
  • Hiring for this position will be subject to final budgetary approval.


  • Registered Veterinary Technologist
  • Member in good standing with the BCVTA
  • Experience teaching in an AHT / VT program
  • Professional development in the veterinary field and academia
  • Minimum of 5 years' clinical experience within the last 10 years
  • Knowledgeable and able to teach across a broad range of veterinary technology curricula with interests in, but not limited to : surgery, dentistry, pharmacology, field work studies and practicum placements
  • Experience with small animal dentistry including blocks and radiography
  • Animal management and acquisition
  • Experience in facility management and equipment maintenance
  • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with various computer programs; including Word, Excel and Moodle
  • Comfortable creating and presenting with power point
  • Experience public speaking
  • Flexible and collegial attitude regarding workload assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Evidence of classroom experience with good presentational skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to multi task and work with deadlines
  • Supportive of students and faculty
  • Collegial and a team member
  • Please Note : If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview Pay Band According to TRUFA Salary Schedule Location Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    of Hires Needed 1 Organizational Unit Thompson Rivers University ->

    Faculty of Science ->

    Animal Health Technology Diversity and Inclusion Commitment : Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity 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, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, 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 living in Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University please visit our Web Site. and follow the links on the Left "Why Work at TRU" or "Why Live in Kamloops"

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