Sessional Lecturer – 2021 Winter Term 2- BIOL 320 Survey of Algae

Posting Open Date/Time
Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 11:00 am
Posting Close Date/Time
Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 04:00 pm
Desired Start Date
Saturday, January 1st, 2022
Job End Date
Full/Part Time
Part Time
Number of Openings

Applications are invited for a part time Sessional Lecturer position in 2021 Winter Term 2.

BIOL 320 Survey of Algae - 4 credits. 
Course Description:
A survey of the algae, considering their morphology, life history, classification, and ecology.

Job Description: Primary duties include developing materials for, coordinating, and running multiple sections of labs in Biol 320. The Sessional Lecturer will also be responsible for organizing and running prep sessions for prepping Teaching Assistants and Peer Tutors. The term runs from January 4 – April 30, 2022.

The broad objective for this course is for students to become familiar with the unifying and distinguishing characteristics of the photosynthetic protists (the algae), their relationship to other protists and eukaryotes, and their role in Earth’s ecosystems.

Candidates should have a solid background in identifying and working with live and preserved organisms, enabling students to recognize many photosynthetic protists at the level of Phylum and, in some cases, Class and beyond. Previous experience in coordinating Biol 320 labs is required. Other relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level will be an asset.

The current minimum salary for a 4-credit course is $10,616.32.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters.  Application deadline is September 17, 2021.

Applications should be emailed to

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