Assistant Professor in Education

Thompson Rivers University School of Education

Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external

Job Type
Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)

Posting In effect from

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)

Faculty Type
Tenure Track

Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (If Applicable)

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 tripartite tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for education scholars specializing in K-12 counselling and/or K-12 educational leadership. Strong candidates will have teaching experience in K-12 and post-secondary settings. 

We are a faculty embracing of diversity, an essential element of the fabric of Canada. In the School of Education, our on-campus student body is approximately 20% Indigenous students and 40% International students.

Strong candidates will have research and teaching skills and experiences relevant to teaching courses at the graduate level in relation to our Graduate Certificate in Education and Master of Education programs. For more information about the TRU School of Education and our Faculty please see:

Tripartite positions entail research, 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.


•    A PhD, EdD or equivalent in a relevant field is required. All but dissertation (ABD) will be considered.
•    A minimum of one (1) degree in an area of Education is required.
•    Three (3) years of full time or equivalent hours teaching in K-12 settings is required.
•    Evidence of successful post-secondary face-to-face teaching experience is strongly preferred.
•    A demonstrated record of scholarship including a developing record of peer-reviewed and other publications in education and in one or more of the fields identified (counselling, and/or educational leadership) is required.
•    Proven experience in programs and practices that support diversity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding between local, regional, and global communities is strongly preferred. 
•    Demonstrated expertise in areas being considered in this posting as seen in research, teaching and service is strongly preferred.
•    Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills is required.
•    Demonstrated experience in integrating Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods (TRC CA 62) is required. 
•    Proven skills in building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect (TRC CA 63) is required. 
•    Teaching excellence, including developing culturally appropriate curricula (TRC CA 10) is required. 

In accordance with the university's equity plan, members of the following designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women, and members of visible minorities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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 -> 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.

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Career website.