The Biology program, jointly administered by the Departments of Botany and Zoology, invites applications for a three-year lecturer position in Evolutionary Biology. The position is a joint position between the Departments of Zoology and Botany.
The successful candidate will join the teaching team for BIOL 336 (Fundamentals of Evolutionary Biology), both teach in and coordinate this multi-section course. Classroom teaching duties include: preparing and delivering clear, engaging and interactive classes; developing evaluations and interacting with students through office hours and using online tools. Coordination duties include organizing and facilitating teaching-team meetings; managing teaching assistants; and updating the website, learning activities, course materials and tutorial activities. Other duties include managing course and tutorial registrations.
The other duties of this position will be teaching in the First-Year Seminar in Science (SCIE 113). SCIE 113 is a small, seminar-style course where students learn about what science is and how it is done. The course contributes to the BSc Communication Requirement, and thus the successful candidate will have an interest in teaching oral and written communication skills.
In the future, the job may include teaching other biology courses from first-year (e.g., BIOL 121, Genetics, Evolution & Ecology) to more advanced levels. Some service duties may be assigned by the Heads of Botany and Zoology.
The applicant should have experience teaching large-enrolment undergraduate classes using interactive approaches (for example flipped or blended learning approaches), creating and applying evaluations of learning, conducting quantitative analyses and interpretation of evolutionary biology data and mentoring and managing teaching assistants. We seek an individual with exceptional communication, organizational and teaching skills and a record of excellence in teaching. A PhD with demonstrated specialization in Evolutionary Biology is required and additional professional qualifications are desirable.
The anticipated start date is June 1, 2023. The position is a three-year contract, subject to demonstration of satisfactory performance by the end of the first year. A Lecturer is a faculty member holding a renewable term appointment. Lecturer appointments are expected to be renewed for successive terms upon demonstration of excellence in teaching. Lecturers are eligible for a professional development leave of four months (with 80% salary for the period of the leave) every six years.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. All email correspondence must indicate the ‘Evolutionary Biology lecturer position’ in the subject line.
Application packages should include:
- a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position (2 pages max);
- a curriculum vitae,
- a brief teaching dossier (2-3 pages max), including a statement on teaching philosophy and examples of applications of that philosophy;
- evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations, peer-reviews of teaching); and
- three potential referees (note that these referees not be contacted until a candidate is short-listed)
The closing date for applications is Friday, March 31, 2023, with appointment anticipated to begin on June 1, 2023. All applications are to be submitted online Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24437
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UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity and diversity throughout campus life. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.