Introductory Psychology II
Thompson Rivers University
This companion course to PSYC 1111 introduces students to the scientific study of human psychology. Topics covered include an overview of psychological theories and research methods as well as current information on such topics as evolutionary psychology, development over a lifespan, theories of personality, stress and health, psychological disorders, approaches to treatment, and selected topics in social psychology, including attitudes, prejudice, conformity, and group behaviour.

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 toward 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 (Web) include but are not limited to:

Administrative set up and record keeping
Initiating and maintaining regular contact with the student as specified in the collective agreement
Responding to all student queries by phone, e-mail or other method as appropriate within the time frame outlined in the collective agreement
Marking all assignments, posting results and providing prompt feedback
Marking exams and posting results

We anticipate 200 - 250 students in this course per year. These numbers are only estimates and actual numbers for the course may be greater or less than the estimated numbers.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in Academic Psychology. The candidates will be able to provide documented evidence of current and ongoing engagement in the subject matter and/or the scholarship of teaching, including the dissemination of outcomes in appropriate academic venues.

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
CA (Primary)
Qualified TRUOLFA applicants will be given first consideration filling this post
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning -> Program Delivery

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
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.