Sessional Lecturer – 2024 Summer Term 1-BIOL 200 Fundamentals of Cell Biology

Closing date: March 26, 2024

Applications are invited for a part time Sessional Lecturer position in 2024 Summer Term 1.

BIOL 200Fundamentals of Cell Biology- 3 credits. 
Course Description: Structure and function of plant and animal cells; membrane models, cytoplasmic organelles, biological information from gene to protein, the endomembrane system, secretion, intracellular digestion, endocytosis, transport processes, cytoskeleton and cell motility.

Job Description: Primary duties include, teaching a lecture section in the course, developing materials for in-class and tutorial activities and assessments in Biol 200. The term runs from May 13 – June 20, 2024.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching BIOL 200 using evidence-based and learning-centred 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 cell biology. Previous experience in teaching and/or running tutorials in BIOL 200 is required. Other relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level will be an asset and considered.

The current salary for a 3-credit course is $10,000.

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 March 26, 2024

Applications should be emailed to

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