VTEC 1845, 2855, 2865 - Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence: Content Expert/Curriculum Developer
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC, Canada
3d ago


Brief description of the project :

Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) is looking for a qualified content expert / curriculum developer to develop VTEC 1845, 2855 & 2865 / Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence :

Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations / regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course.

Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence involves intermediate level competencies in the second year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma.

Course Development Process :

The content expert / curriculum developer will work under the guidance of an instructional designer, and in collaboration with the course development team, to provide the following :

1. Input into the planning phase, including the development of a detailed blueprint or course framework that includes relevant learning outcomes and mapping out course activities, assessments and updated resources.

2. Development of content, learning activities and authentic assessments to ensure that they are relevant and appropriate for a an online paced course.

TRU-OL uses a collaborative approach to course development that involves interactive planning meetings and review sessions as needed.

The content expert / curriculum developer is expected to make effective use of any prescribed resources identified (ideally electronic resources, including Open Educational Resources (OERs), TRU’s e-Library collection and article databases), and other materials and media as appropriate.

TRU respects intellectual property laws and expects curriculum developers to accurately cite sources and identify material that may require copyright clearance.


Criteria for assignment of work :

The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of the following criteria :

  • Be a Registered Veterinary Technologist.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years post-graduate veterinary clinical experience.
  • Demonstration of current and ongoing engagement in the course subject matter through research and / or the scholarship of teaching, including the dissemination of outcomes in appropriate academic venues.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of effective pedagogy in the use of current educational technology and tools.
  • Have demonstrated skills and abilities in the delivery of flexible learning materials, the application of instructional technology and in the application of adult learning principles.
  • Proven course development skills in a face-to-face or distance environment.
  • Experience or education in online course development or online facilitation is an asset. Experience creating veterinary technology courses for Open Learning is preferred.
  • Have management continuing education and skills.
  • Current in good standing membership in relevant provincial professional association and regulatory body.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relevant assessments for student learning, and to incorporate evaluation results as part of the course development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner, including inter-professional teams.
  • Exemplary communication skills (written, oral and electronic).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of TRU AHT / VTEC accreditation process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of Essential Skills Demonstrations.
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