Practicum Field Advisor opportunities


CUPE 4163 (COMPONENT 3) Practicum Field Advisors

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and aboriginal persons, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. Further information can be found here:

Expressions of interest are invited for sessional assignments for the following Department of Curriculum and Instruction positions:

Field Advisors in Teacher Education
ED-P 251, 351, 361, 451, 461, 781 and 782

The requirements for Field Advisors include:

  • maintaining up to date knowledge of current BC curriculum, assessment, reporting and pedagogical approaches
  • ability to use necessary technologies (e.g., Microsoft 365, Brightspace, and Zoom)
  • participating in any workshops, orientations, or meetings organized by the Teacher Education Office
  • meeting with Teacher Candidates (TCs) before the practicum begins to outline expectations, review lesson planning, and ensuring that preparation is specific, practical, and sufficient
  • discussing with, and helping TCs reflect upon, insights gained from their initial observations or previous practicum
  • assisting the TC in identifying responsibilities to their practicum school, the students, teaching and support staff, and administration
  • sending introductory email/visiting mentors and administrators at school site
  • communicating with TEO as needed around practicum planning and readiness
  • ensuring teaching load and responsibilities meet requirements for certification and practicum requirements set out by TEO
  • meeting with each TC before the practicum begins to review and sign practicum planning checklist and uploading signed checklist to Brightspace
  • observing the TC and providing constructive feedback through observation notes and debriefs which identify the strengths and offering specific suggestions for improvement
  • providing the TC with a copy of written observation notes
  • ensuring TC is receiving appropriate and timely feedback from mentor teacher(s) which supports TC growth and development
  • consulting regularly with the mentor teacher(s) regarding the TC’s progress
  • communicating with TEO as necessary, especially if there are practicum concerns, and following processes outlined in the Field Experience Handbook
  • providing feedback on TC’s Self-Assessment form to support development of meaningful and attainable goals with specific strategies for implementation
  • completing, in collaboration with the mentor teacher(s), and with input by the Teacher Candidate, a midway report (if required) and summary report, which must comply with the formatting requirements of the Teacher Education Office, be free from any grammatical or spelling errors, and signed by all parties
  • providing the Teacher Candidate and Teacher Education Office with a signed copy of the summary report and other related documentation
  • attending practicum debrief sessions as necessary


  • recent teaching and/or administrative experience within the BC K to 12 school system
  • knowledge of current BC K to 12 school contexts
  • good knowledge of BC curriculum, assessment, and reporting practices
  • understanding of the requirements of the BCTC, including the Professional Standards for BC Educators and how they apply to the role of the teacher candidate
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate coaching and/or challenging conversations

We are also looking for Field Advisors to supervise Teacher Candidates in French Immersion and Francophone program practicum placements. If you are interested in being a Field Advisor in a French Immersion or Francophone program, please include in your application any French Immersion and/or Francophone program teaching experience you have as well as your communication skills in French.

For UVic (Victoria campus), expressions of interest should be directed to Kerry Robertson, Manager, Teacher Education Programs, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,

For UVic East Kootenay Teacher Education Program (EKTEP) connect with Maureen Farish, Faculty Lead at

Please include:

(a) a current curriculum vitae;
(b) names of and contact information for at least three referees;
(c) a description of your recent experience working in the British Columbia K to 12 school system; and
(d) any other information that may help the Department to assess your qualifications for the position of Field Advisor

All positions are subject to meeting minimum enrollment requirements, program requirements, and funding. University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.