Biology - Instructor I

UBC Okanagan

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-02-22

Instructor I - Biology.

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Biology- Instructor Competition: BIOL-2013

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor I position in Biology to begin July 1st, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The position will be held in the Biology Department, Unit 2(, in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences (

As part of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, the Biology Department plays a key role in creating a culture of excellence and innovation in research and teaching. Students in the program can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology, Zoology or Biochemistry. Graduate degrees in both Biology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. level are also offered.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biology or one of its disciplines, relevant university teaching experience, demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, and the promise of educational leadership. The ability to teach lecture and laboratory courses from first to third year in one or more of the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics is essential. Experience in microbiology would be an asset.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 7,000 students in 6 faculties, with strong graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment, opportunities for region-centred research, international perspectives, and much more. To learn more about the campus, go to

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail application materials to Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments. Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc or.docx) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF). Please put the competition title on the subject line of the e-mail and declare whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada. The reviewing of applications will begin April 15th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
Application materials should include the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Dossier with:
    1. A statement of your teaching philosophy and what you see as your strengths as a teacher at the post-secondary level
    2. A statement indicating what your potential contribution could be to teaching within our majors including both labs and lectures
    3. An indication of your research interests in the area of the scholarship of teaching
    4. A complete record of courses taught at the undergraduate or graduate level
    5. Peer reviews of your teaching
    6. Student evaluations of your teaching
  4. Letters from three (3) referees who are able to provide objective evaluations and comments on your teaching experience.

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 orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills andknowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.


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