Sessional Lecturer- BIOL 301 Biomathematics

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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 301 Biomathematics – 3 Credits

Introduction to use of mathematics in the biological sciences; experimental design and modelling of biological processes.  

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/biomathematics 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 biomathematics. Previous experience in teaching and/or being involved in BIOL 301, 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:

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.