Sessional Lecturer – BIOL 352 Plant Physiology II: Plant Development – 3 Credits

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BIOL 352 Plant Physiology II: Plant Development – 3 Credits

Course Description: Introduction to the processes involved in growth and development: cell division, tissue culture, meristems, differentiation, and the action of major growth regulators, and photomorphogenesis. Emphasis on experimental approaches.

Job description: Primary duties include teaching a lecture section in the course, developing materials for in-class and tutorial activities and assessments, supervising Peer Tutors, Teaching Assistants, marking assignments and exams in Biol 352.  The term runs from January 9 – April 28, 2023. 

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching developmental plant physiology courses, using evidence-based and learning-centered pedagogical approaches, mentoring and managing teaching assistants, and engaging students in active learning classroom environment.

Candidates should have a PhD and a solid background in plant physiology. Previous experience in teaching and/or being involved in BIOL 352, and other relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level will be an asset.

The current minimum salary for a 3-credit course is $7962.24

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, and a teaching statement.  Application deadline is August 15, 2022.

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia:

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