Open Learning Faculty Member (Online): VTEC 1201: Veterinary Parasitology

  • Contract
  • Canada

Thompson Rivers University


Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Open Learning Faculty Member
Posting In effect from
12/10/2023
Closing Application Date
19/10/2023
OLFM Type
Temporary
Teaching Allocation Percentage (TAP)
0%
Anticipated Start Date
6/5/2024
Position End Date (If Applicable)
31/8/2024
DUTIES

In this course, students develop a practical understanding of the principles and techniques used to identify internal and external parasites of common household pets and farm animals. Students gain instruction in the aid of further parasitic treatment, husbandry and client education.

Open Learning Faculty Members are teaching staff in the Open Learning Division of TRU, and the role of the Open Learning Faculty Member is to actively encourage, support and guide students towards success in their academic studies. Open Learning Faculty Members must be skilled in teaching, fully knowledgeable of the subject matter and demonstrate a positive, open and caring attitude in all interaction with students.

Responsibilities of the Open Learning Faculty Member (Online) include but are not limited to: 

  • Delivering Courses in the Online Modality by actively facilitating learning for students in paced, cohort courses with specific start and end dates
  • Ensure that the most up to date medical information/technology is included
  • Foster critical thinking and problem solving skills with students
  • Ensuring students have completed the essential skills associated with the course
  • Providing instruction based on established core course materials
  • Adding any necessary additional course material
  • Updating course material as per the collective agreement
  • Initiating, leading and managing learning activities and discussions
  • Administrative set up and record keeping
  • Initiating and maintaining regular contact with the student as specified in the collective agreement
  • Marking all assignments, posting results and providing prompt feedback
  • Marking exams and posting results
  • Responding to student queries as per the collective agreement  

We anticipate 10 – 25 students in each cohort of this course. These numbers are only estimates and actual numbers for the course may be greater or less than the estimated numbers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must:

  • Registered Veterinary Technologist currently working in a veterinary clinic or academia with a laboratory that has experience with the following techniques: direct smear, centrifugation, floatation, sedimentation and Baermann’s.
  • Experience identifying different ova, parasites and blood parasites of large animals, small animals, avian, lab and exotic.
  • Have a good understanding of internal and external parasite lifecycles and methods of control
  • Have a minimum of 5 years post-graduate veterinary clinical experience
  • Have continuing education in the subject matter of parasitology
  • Current “in good standing” membership in relevant provincial professional association and regulatory body.
  • Current WHMIS certification
  • Demonstrate an understanding of veterinary software used for medical records
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the post-secondary level through a variety of modes, with emphasis on facilitated, web based instruction and learner support.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate student learning, and to utilize evaluation results for ongoing course improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner, including inter-professional teams.
  • Exemplary communication skills (written, oral and electronic).
  • Must have high speed internet and own equipment in order to perform online teaching duties.  

The Open Learning Faculty Member must:

  • Be knowledgeable and experienced in the subject matter of the course.
  • Have received training or have successful experience in the active facilitation of learning in a collaborative online environment.
  • Have direct experience working with current educational technologies, tools and Learning Management Systems.
  • 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.

 

Pay Band
According to TRUOLFA Salary Schedule
Location
BC CA (Primary)
Qualified TRUOLFA applicants will be given first consideration filling this post
# of Hires Needed
1
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning -> Program Delivery
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.

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