Sessional Lecturer- 2023 Winter Term Positions

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Applications are invited in Term 1 of the upcoming Winter Session - September 1 to December 31, 2023 to teach the following courses:

Closing date June 14, 2023

BIOL 370 Principles of Muscle Physiology and Energetics – 3 Credits

Introduction to the structure and function of the muscular system, metabolism and energetics from a comparative perspective across vertebrates and invertebrates.

Job description: Primary duties include teaching in the course, developing materials for in-class activities and assessments, supervising and working with TA(s) assigned, marking assignments and exams. The appointment is from Sept 1-Dec 31, 2023.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching in the area of biology/animal physiology using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or is a senior Ph.D. candidate in Biology or related area with a strong background in animal physiology. Previous experience in teaching and/or being involved in BIOL 371, and other relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of neurobiology will be an asset.

The salary for teaching this course is $10,000.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters. Application deadline is June 14, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia: chowrira@mail.ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

BIOL 371 Principles of Neurobiology I – 3 Credits

Introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system, excitable membranes, and synaptic signaling using representative vertebrate and invertebrate species.

Job description: Primary duties include teaching in the course, developing materials for in-class activities and assessments, supervising and working with TA(s) assigned, marking assignments and exams. The appointment is from Sept 1-Dec 31, 2023.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching in the area of neurobiology using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or is a senior Ph.D. candidate in Biology or related area with a strong background in neurobiology. Previous experience in teaching and/or being involved in BIOL 371, and other relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of neurobiology will be an asset.

The salary for teaching this course is $10,000.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters. Application deadline is June 14, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia: chowrira@mail.ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

BIOL 418 Evolutionary Ecology – 3 Credits

Ecological adaptation and evolutionary processes in contemporary populations; natural selection, variation, optimization, foraging theory, coevolution, arms races; life history theory, evolution of sex, sexual selection, evolution in managed populations.

Job description: Primary duties include teaching in the course, developing materials for in-class activities and assessments, marking assignments and exams. The appointment is from Sept 1-Dec 31, 2023.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching evolutionary ecology using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the Biological discipline of Evolution/Ecology or related area and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

The salary for teaching this course is $10,000

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters. Application deadline is June 14, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia: chowrira@mail.ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

BIOL 427 Ornithology and Herpetology – 3 Credits

Ecology, evolution, behaviour, and conservation of birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Laboratories and field projects will focus on identification, systematics, and natural history, with particular attention to species from British Columbia.

Job description: Primary duties include teaching in the course, developing materials for in-class activities and assessments, supervising and working with TA(s) assigned, marking assignments and exams.. The appointment is from Sept 1-Dec 31, 2023.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching evolutionary ecology using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the Biological discipline of Evolution/Ecology or related area and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

The salary for teaching this course is $10,000.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters. Application deadline is June 14, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia: chowrira@mail.ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

BIOL 155 Human Biology: Physiology and Introductory Anatomy – 6 Credits (full-year course)

The principles of biology with particular reference to the human body (anatomy and physiology)

Job description: Primary duties include teaching in the course, developing materials for in-class activities and assessments, marking assignments and exams. The appointment is from Sept 1, 2023-April 30, 2024.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching physiology/anatomy using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the Biological discipline of Physiology/Anatomy or related area and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

The salary for teaching this course is $ 20,000

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters. Application deadline is June 14, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia: chowrira@mail.ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

BIOL 180 Thinking Like a Life Scientist- 2 credits
Course Description: Science as a process, the skills of scientists, and the exploration of a current biological challenge with a practicing UBC scientist.

Job Description: Primary duties include, teaching in the course, working with TAs, and active participation with the BIOL180 teaching team. The appointment is from Sept 1-Dec 31, 2023

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching introductory biology using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have a background in biology. Current and active engagement in biological research is required. Additional relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level will be an asset.

The salary for teaching this course is $5,000.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters, and a teaching statement.  Application deadline is June 14, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to blaire.steinwand@ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.