Posting Open Date/Time
Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 01:14 pm
Posting Close Date/Time
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 at 05:00 pm
Desired Start Date
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
Job End Date
Full/Part Time
Full Time
Possibility of reappointment
Number of Openings

The Department of Botany invites applications for a three-year lecturer position in the areas of cell/molecular biology and experiential learning in plant organismal diversity (mycology, bryology, phycology). Experiential learning includes educational processes that engage students with authentic situations and applications in classroom, laboratory or field settings, and includes experiences that occur outside of a traditional university learning space.

The position is a 100% Botany appointment.

UBC and the Department of Botany recognize that equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and that an open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged, leading to more relevant and impactful research and teaching. Accordingly, we particularly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. This includes racialization, status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status and/or age. Our department is committed to confronting systemic biases, particularly as they affect individuals from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and intersect with other forms of discrimination. Botany department is committed to supporting success for individuals from traditionally-disadvantaged groups, building on existing efforts across the UBC Faculty of Science to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in our research and teaching missions (https://science.ubc.ca/faculty/diversity).

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching cell molecular biology topics, organismal diversity labs and large-enrolment undergraduate classes using evidence-based and learning-centred pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and creating and applying assessments of learning. We seek an individual with exceptional communication, organizational and teaching skills, and a record of excellence in teaching. A PhD with demonstrated specialization in cell/molecular biology is required, with experience in fungal, algal, and/or bryophyte organismal diversity.

The successful candidate will be primarily expected to teach plant organismal diversity labs and lecture courses in the area of cell/molecular biology and biochemistry, in the Biology Undergraduate program.

The position is a three-year contract, renewable depending on the budget and the applicant’s demonstration of satisfactory performance by the end of the first year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC’s Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam people. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the world for quality of life. It is a diverse and welcoming city, made up of different religions, ethnicities, and cultural groups from all over the world, and from Canada's Indigenous communities. This diversity is reflected in the student population in Botany and UBC, and is a source of the city's strength, vitality, and prosperity. UBC seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that is representative of Vancouver's diversity, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Please contact Jessica Sui at jobs.botany@ubc.ca for additional information. All email correspondence must indicate the 2021-Botany lecturer position in the subject line. 

Application packages should be submitted as a single PDF document and consist of:
(i) a cover letter outlining qualification for the position
(ii) a curriculum vitae
(iii) a one-page statement on teaching philosophy

(iv) a one-page diversity statement describing experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as planned contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
(v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations); and
(vi) Applicants should provide names of three referees willing to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

The closing date for applications is July 14th, 2021 at 5pm, with appointment anticipated to begin as soon as possible. Applications are to be submitted online on the UBC Careers website: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs – JR2717.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.