Biological Sciences - Instructor 1

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-01-17

Instructor 1, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Instructor 1 to begin July 1, 2013. This position includes responsibilities for teaching and service. Position Number: 15904.

The ideal candidate will teach, manage plant-growth facilities and contribute to administration in the department. The successful applicant should hold a M.Sc. degree in biology or a related discipline. Applicants should have an academic record demonstrating the ability to provide lecture and laboratory teaching at a large post-secondary institution. Experience in horticulture and plant-growth operations is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an academic career in teaching in a department with broad expertise in biological sciences, ensure production of plants for teaching and research, and manage the department's plant-growth facilities. The annual time allocation in the position will be equally divided between teaching and service. However, term-by-term variation in the ratio of these responsibilities is expected. The position entails department-based instruction in introductory biology and opportunities in other botanically based courses in areas appropriate to the candidate's expertise and the department's needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and integrative Biological Sciences department. The department has 37 faculty including six instructors, two CRC Tier 2 Chairs, 70 graduate students and over 200 Major and Honours students, and has teaching and research strengths across the spectrum of biology and its sub-disciplines ( The Faculty of Science offers excellent opportunities for teaching and research in a broad range of biological systems. The department is located on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, a city with a rich cultural environment and abundant outdoor recreational venues (learn more about Winnipeg at

Applications (ideally in pdf format) should include: a covering letter outlining interest in the position and highlighting relevant qualifications, a CV, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three (3) academic referees. Only short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a teaching dossier including student evaluations. Applications must be sent electronically by March 4, 2013 to Dr. Judy Anderson, Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, at Please refer to position # 15904.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members if visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.


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