Sessional Lecturer Opportunities

Sessional Lecturer Position

The University of British Columbia invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer position in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology on the Vancouver campus. This is an 8-hour interactive lecture module in the MICB 325 Analysis of Microbial Genes and Genomescourse in term 2 of the 2019-2020 Academic year that will Start January 1, 2020 and end on April 30, 2020. 

Teaching duties would be to deliver an 8-hour interactive lecture module in the MICB 325 course. This lecture module will introduce students tostandard bioinformatics approaches that are used to analyze bacterial genes and their function, as well as microbial genomes. The teaching duties associated with this 8-hour lecture module also include generating questions for exams and developing in-class activities to promote student learning. 

The MICB 325 course focuses on genetic, molecular biological, and bioinformatics approaches for the analysis of microbial genomes, gene structure-function, and gene expression, with an emphasis on bacteria. 

The minimum qualifications are (1) a PhD in microbiology or a related field and (2) expertise in bioinformatics and its application to the analysis of bacterial genes and genomes. Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching, as well as proven ability to contribute to curriculum development, course design and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. This successful applicant will be supported by, and encouraged to contribute to the department’s commitment to innovative evidence-based teaching and learning approaches.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application, which should include a Curriculum Vitae, names and e-mail addresses of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of content area expertise and teaching effectiveness, and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds. 

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Screening of applications will begin on November 8, 2019.

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. 

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