Faculty 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 a 6-hour interactive lecture module in the MICB 405 Bioinformaticscourse in term 1 of the 2019-2020 Academic year that will start September 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2019. 

Teaching duties would be to develop and deliver a 6-hour interactive lecture module in the MICB 405 Bioinformatics course in term 1 of the 2019-2020 Academic year. This lecture module will focus on RNA-Seq approaches in immunology and the computational analysis of such data using standard bioinformatics tools. The teaching duties associated with this 6-hour lecture module also include contributing to the design and grading of a student project, and developing questions for exams. 

The MICB 405 course focuses on the use of computational methods to analyze genome and protein sequences in order to derive structural and functional information relevant to microbiology and immunology. 

The minimum qualifications are (1) a PhD in microbiology, immunology, or a related field, (2) expertise in bioinformatics and its application to sequence-based transcriptomic data from mammalian cells, and (3) a strong understanding of immune response. 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. 

Please submit applications to micb.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Screening of applications will begin on August 5, 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.

https://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/faculty-opportunities

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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 theMICB 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. 

Please submit applications to micb.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Screening of applications will begin on August 5, 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.

https://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/faculty-opportunities

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW OPPORTUNITY

The department of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support a two-year funded project focused on the renewal of our undergraduate laboratory courses. Specifically this project (PUREs for CUREs) involves thecreation, implementation and assessment of fourth year level Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs; Auchincloss LCet al.CBE Life Sci Educ. 13(1):29-40). This project will leverage teaching materials and associated capstone activities from an existing fourth year CURE in molecular microbiology as a platform to build an expanded suite of CUREs in a variety of disciplines including immunology, biotechnology, and environmental microbiology.  The project will take place in four phases involving planning, course design, implementation, assessment over 2019-2021.  We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow interested in laboratory instruction, mentorship in undergraduate research, curriculum and course design, innovative teaching pedagogy, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) education research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Responsibilities would include teaching an undergraduate CURE laboratory, consultation and management of the PUREs for CUREs project, and working with faculty to design, implement and evaluate project outcomes with the goal of publishing in a leading educational research journal.

Candidates must have a PhD in microbiology, immunology, or a related molecular or cellular life science; the ability to develop and direct laboratory activities in the areas of molecular microbiology and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Experiences teaching in an undergraduate laboratory setting and SoTL research would be assets.

Applicants should provide: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae that describes previous research and teaching experience, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) list of references. To apply, please follow the link PDF Teaching opportunity_Pure for CUREs-M&Iand upload your application package. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2019 or until the position(s) have been filled.  

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. We welcome all candidates; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology is a leader in research and teaching in these fields with 32 faculty members, 125 students in our undergraduate specializations, 90 graduate students, and a total enrolment of over 4000 students in the courses that we teach. The goals of our undergraduate teaching program are to employ innovative and effective teaching approaches that foster conceptual learning and creative problem solving, and to support a highly engaged community of students who have multiple opportunities for enhanced educational experiences.