Lecturer in Ecology
Thompson Rivers University

Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Faculty (Sessional)
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)
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)

Thompson Rivers University (www.tru.ca) is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution built on over 45 years of excellence in post-secondary education and training. TRU's spectacular main campus is located in Kamloops, BC (www.kamloops.ca), a prosperous city located just a 4-hour drive from Vancouver, a 50-minute drive from Sun Peaks (the second-largest ski area in Canada), in the heart of the southern BC interior. Kamloops offers world-class tourism and recreation, excellent cultural, social and economic opportunities, as well as over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.


The Faculty of Science is seeking a Science Laboratory Coordinator in Biological Sciences for both Ecology Lab coordination and teaching.


General Responsibilities:

  1. Leading/teaching a laboratory section in Introduction to Ecology.
  2. Oversight for the preparation of laboratory teaching material:
    1. Managing learning management laboratory site for the course.
    2. In consultation with instructors, preparing laboratory quizzes (if applicable), lab exams (if applicable), other forms of assessment and applicable marking schemes.
    3. Organizing lab section scheduling (who teaches which lab).
    4. Managing lab marks for the course.
    5. Record-keeping.
    6. Coordination of safety instruction for the lab.
    7. Organizing and leading weekly lab meetings to go over material for the week with Teaching Assistants.
  3. Teaching Assistant (TA) Supervision:
    1. mentoring TAs, doing drop-in visits to labs taught by TAs
    2. doing mid-semester and end of semester evaluation of TAs
    3. holding general office hours for students if TA is not available
  4. Other duties as required related to organizing, ordering, setting up laboratories related to the course.
  1. An appropriate Masters required; Doctorate preferred
  2. Laboratory teaching experience within post-secondary
  3. Demonstrated theoretical and professional knowledge of the discipline
  4. Demonstrated competence with relevant course content
  5. Sound knowledge and demonstrated application of best teaching practices
  6. Demonstrated experience collaborating with other educators
  7. Student supervision experience an asset

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

Pay Band
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Science -> Biological Sciences
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.

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.


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