Assistant Professor of Medicine
Thompson Rivers University

Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)
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)
Faculty Type
Limited Term
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)


Teaching laboratory sessions and lectures in a variety of subjects in the Veterinary Technology program to meet the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association curriculum standards and accreditation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering lecture and laboratory material
  • Mentoring and assessing students which includes fostering critical thinking & problem-solving skills
  • Communication with faculty, students, and program assistants
  • Creating and updating of course curriculum.
  • Delivery of course material as chosen by the program.
  • Includes grading and posting of grades.
  • Ensuring students have completed the essential skills associated with the course and have signed them off in the essential skills book.
  • Responsible for hospital management and animal care including medical records. 
  • On call care for animals housed at TRU both on-campus (dogs, cats, rodents) and at the TRU farm (horses, llamas, sheep, goats, cattle and chickens)
  • Actively participate in department faculty meetings and duties such as: student applications and admission, coordinating, sitting on departmental and university committees, and/or other service duties within the university
  • Promote the VTEC program and TRU graduates within the veterinary community and to the public.
  • Participate in continuing education pertinent to the position duties.


  • Registered Veterinary Technologist
  • Member in good standing with the BCVTA
  • Experience teaching in a veterinary technology program
  • Professional development in the veterinary field and academia 
  • Minimum of 5 years' clinical experience within the last 10 years
  • Knowledgeable and able to teach across a broad range of veterinary technology curricula with interests in, but not limited to: veterinary office management, dentistry, parasitology, shelter medicine and practicum placements
  • Experience with small animal dentistry including blocks and radiography
  • Experience with animal management and acquisition
  • Experience in facility management and equipment maintenance
  • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with various computer programs; including Word, Excel and Moodle
  • Comfortable creating and presenting with power point
  • Experience public speaking
  • Flexible and collegial attitude regarding workload assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Evidence of classroom experience with good presentational skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to multitask and work with deadlines
Pay Band
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Science -> Animal Health Technology
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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