Faculty Position in Fundamentals of Mathematics for Business and Economics

Thompson Rivers University


Application Restrictions
Job Type
Open Learning Curriculum Development

Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated completion of all project phases

Project Type
Course Maintenance


Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) is looking for a qualified content expert/curriculum consultant to update MATH 1071: Fundamentals of Mathematics for Business and Economics.

This course is designed for Business and Economic students. Topics include the review of linear and non-linear functions and models (including cost, revenue, profit, demand and supply), solving linear and non-linear systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, difference equations, and mathematics of finance (including simple and compound interest: discrete and continuous, annuities, mortgages, loans).


Course Development Process:

The content expert/curriculum consultant will work under the guidance of the Associate Director of Curriculum Services, to provide the following:

  1. Update the course content to align with the new editions of the core textbooks
  2. Refer students to additional practice questions from the publisher’s companion website
  3. Write two sets of assignment files and answer keys (4 assignment in a set)
  4. Update the practice exam and two final exams with at least 25% new, original questions

Please note: TRU respects intellectual property laws and expects content experts to accurately cite sources and identify material that may require copyright clearance.


The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Masters degree in Mathematics required (PhD preferred)
  • Significant practical experience teaching university-level mathematics service courses successfully, especially to students of business and economics
  • Proven course development skills in a face-to-face or distance environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a clear and consistent style with grammatical accuracy.
  • The ability to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner.
  • Experience or education in online course development or online facilitation is an asset.

Pay Band
To Be Determined at Time of Interview

CA (Primary)

Please submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria, CV/resume, *copies of transcripts, and a *writing sample via the online application system. Please combine these components as one file in your attachment.   *Note: If you are currently working, or have in the recent past worked, for TRU or TRU-Open Learning, it is not necessary to submit transcripts.   *Examples of your instructional writing (e.g. lesson outline, learning activity, element of evaluation, etc.) with your application, or indicate the name(s) of any TRU Open Learning or BCOU courses that you have written.   Response to this notification signifies that you are willing and able to comply with the aforementioned terms and conditions of the project work.
# of Hires Needed

Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Open Learning -> Curriculum Services – OL

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.

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