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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

University of British Columbia

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The Department of Zoology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track Instructor position to teach in the Biology Undergraduate Program in the general areas of introductory biology, genetics, and cell, molecular, evolutionary and developmental biology.

Teaching experience in genetics and cell biology or related fields and a PhD in a relevant area of biology, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience are necessary. Experience with evidence-based teaching, discipline-based educational research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning are required. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding teaching, expertise and excellent pedagogical content knowledge in the subject area, and the ability to contribute to ongoing curriculum and course development.

The UBC Biology Program places a premium on excellent teaching with 15 tenured faculty in the Educational Leadership stream. Many of our courses employ "flipped classroom" models and other active-learning strategies, emphasizing evidence-based effective practices. Candidates must be committed to improving biology teaching and demonstrate success at teaching large enrolment introductory courses. The ability and willingness of the candidate to teach a range of subject matter and at various levels of instruction will be considered.

Duties of the position vary, and may include the development and coordination of tutorials, contributing to lab and lecture teaching at introductory levels, developing introductory laboratory courses, and collaborating with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum to increase its engagement in undergraduate teaching.

As a member of the UBC Educational Leadership stream, the candidate is expected to demonstrate promise of educational leadership ( Experience implementing large-scale curriculum change would be an asset. The candidate will participate in course and curriculum development, and in training and supervision of teaching assistants. There are also opportunities to work in collaboration with the Science Education Specialists ( The candidate is expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives.

UBC's strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. 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 will be given priority.

Application packages should be submitted as a single PDF document and consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three or more people willing to serve as references. The CV must include a summary of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations). Candidates are requested to provide a statement to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within their discipline.

Applicants should apply online at

The closing date for applications is February 18th, 2019, with appointments anticipated to begin on or after July 1, 2019.

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