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Job Posting: Thompson Rivers University, Lecturer

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The Position
The ESL Department seeks to fill a full-time position for a tenure-track/tenured Lecturer with a focus on teaching English for Academic Purposes and Training Teachers to Teach English as a Second or Additional Language. The position is a ‘bipartite’ role that specializes in teaching (including the scholarship of teaching and learning) and service. The anticipated start date is August 2019.

Strong candidates will have a background in teaching academic English at a post-secondary level, in particular instructing EAP and TESOL. Expertise is expected in one or more areas such as: educational technology, experiential learning or English for Specific Purposes (e.g., STEM, business, tourism).

Responsibilities will include teaching in the ESL and TESL programs, supervising post-baccalaureate students, and mentoring TESL students. This position also provides the opportunity for leadership roles in the ESL Department, Faculty of Education and Social Work, TRU, and the profession. Additionally, it is expected that the applicant will be engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The ESL Department has a student-focused faculty that celebrates excellence in teaching and actively promotes research and scholarship within the disciplines of the ESL Department. Working closely in a collaborative environment, our instructors support domestic and international students at the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate levels. It is expected that successful applicants will provide service to the ESL Department, TRU, and the broader community. This service will involve support of Faculty and TRU initiatives through substantial committee work and other leadership opportunities.


  • PhD or EdD in a relevant field (e.g. TESOL or Applied Linguistics) is preferred. Other qualifications and/or experience may be considered, such as professional qualifications or where the candidate has accumulated experience and accomplishments judged to be particularly relevant and valuable to the disciplines of EAP and/or TESOL.
  • Relevant Master’s (e.g. TESOL or Applied Linguistics) is required.
  • TESL Canada Certification Level 3 Permanent or eligible.
  • At least one (1) credential that included a supervised practicum is preferred.

The following experience is required:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of full time or equivalent hours teaching EAP and TESOL.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated track-record of service (e.g., institution, department, profession).
  • Demonstrated scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence including developing culturally appropriate curricula.

In addition we would welcome the following highly desirable experience:

  • Skills in building intercultural and Indigenous understanding, empathy, and mutual respect.
  • Experience with cross-curricular education, international student engagement, Indigenous student engagement, diversity education, educational technology, and/or alternative modes of instruction (i.e., blended).

Applicants should submit a CV including a teaching dossier or similar record of teaching experience, names of at least three references, and copies of all graduate transcripts.

Please consult the TRU website here to view the full posting or apply online.