Academic/Career(max 24 credits)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Kamloops North, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Deadline: 31 Aug 2023

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)
Course number: TMGT 4100
Course title: The Social Side of Tourism (3 credit hours)

The successful candidate will teach TMGT 4100 The Social Side of Tourism. The course will be delivered in-person at the Kamloops campus.

Course Description

This course addresses how travel is intertwined with issues of personal identity and growth, cultural beliefs and values, power, and social change. Students explore these issues, and more, in search for a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of tourism and its consequences for individuals and societies.

Course Learning Outcomes
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Engage with and be able to communicate intelligently about important social theories regarding the tourist self, including identity, liminality, social functioning, and self-actualization.
  • Understand tourism as a force that shapes the world and involves power struggles over cultural and material issues.
  • Explore the interface between the tourist self and the social world, understand the way tourists' identities and locals' identities are negotiated through tourism practices, and consider tourism as a space of cross-cultural encounter.
  • Increase exposure to the theoretical tourism literature on sociocultural issues.
  • Enhance analytical and writing skills through close readings and deconstructions of individual tourism experiences and popular tourism films.
  • Enhance intellectual curiosity and creativity and develop skills in self-direction, time management, and presenting work to an audience through the design and execution of an individual or group project.

    • Preferred: PhD/Doctorate (or near completion) in a relevant field. Masters in a relevant field may be considered if coupled with extensive relevant professional experience.
    • Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level. 
    • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

    Pay Band
    According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
    # of Hires Needed
    Organizational Unit
    Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Adventure Culinary Arts and Tourism -> Tourism Management
    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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