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3 Jan 2017

Executive Management Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Thompson Rivers UniversityKamloops, British Columbia, Canada

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Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

For 45 years Thompson Rivers University has taken pride in providing an excellent education to students with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are at various stages of their learning journey. TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, 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 over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. Nearly 26,000 students study on campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. Research, creation and innovation thrive in TRU’s open, flexible learning environment.

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s mission is to support all educators, Faculties and Schools in their work to develop innovative and engaging pedagogies and programs across the university community. The Centre serves to empower learners and educators and is dedicated to improving student learning through discovery, connectedness and experience.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Academic, the Director is responsible for providing strong strategic and visionary leadership in the articulation and implementation of learning and teaching excellence and education innovation at TRU. The Director will provide ongoing strategic and operational development of the Centre and work collaboratively with faculty members, chairs and deans to develop and promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, scholarly teaching and evidence-based practices that support and enhance TRU’s comprehensive programs, delivery modes and learners.

The Director will be an outstanding teacher and scholar, familiar with and dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning. She/he will be able to operate strategically, have a record of significant contributions as a post-secondary administrator, possess high-level interpersonal and communications skills and have demonstrated experience as an inspirational leader, builder and mentor. A terminal degree in a related discipline is preferred, while an understanding of multi-modal delivery of innovative educational programming is essential.

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.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in a leadership role at one of Canada’s most innovative universities. To apply or learn more, please contact either Danielle Conn or Cameron Geldart at 604.926.0005 or forward your application package (current CV, a letter of introduction and a list of three references) in confidence to

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management.

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