TENURE TRACK INSTRUCTOR POSITION
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track Instructor I position to start summer – fall 2013. The successful candidate will be broadly committed to maintaining and improving the microbiology and immunology undergraduate program. He or she will primarily be responsible for two laboratory project courses that teach experimental techniques in the context of real research projects that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, experimental design, interpretation of data and effective communication skills. Responsibilities include guiding lab activities to foster the development of essential skills and techniques, mentoring students in developing and carrying out short-term research projects, grading, training and supervising TAs to assist students and grade lab reports, supervising the lab periods, using integrative lectures to provide feedback and assistance to the entire class and guiding students in writing up their results in the form of a scientific paper that will be published on-line as part of the department’s “Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology”. He or she will also maintain lab resources including a collection of bacterial strains, edit and prepare the “Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology” for the departmental website, oversee the maintenance of lab equipment, and facilitate the incorporation of new experimental approaches into the course.
Candidates must have a PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, or a related molecular or cellular life science, the ability to assess and direct research projects in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Post-doctoral research or teaching experience would be an asset.
Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae that describes previous research and teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three referees to send letters of reference. The application and reference letters should be sent electronically to Deanna Shew at deanna.shew[at]ubc.ca or mailed to
Ms. Deanna Shew
Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall,
Review of completed applications with reference letters will begin on June 1st 2013.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
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