Sessional Lecturer – 2024 Summer Term 1-BIOL 111 Introduction to Modern Biology

Closing date: April 2, 2024 — Posting date: March 18, 2024

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

BIOL 111 Introduction to Modern Biology – 3 credits. 
Course Description: Concepts fundamental to biological issues, such as the genetic basis of biological variation, evolution, infectious diseases, causes of cancer, population growth, and human effects on ecosystems.

Job Description: Primary duties include teaching in the course, supervising and working with Teaching Assistant assigned, developing assessments and marking assignments and exams in BIOL 111. The term runs from May 13 – June 20, 2024.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated experience in teaching in the area of biology 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 Ph.D. or is a senior Ph.D. candidate in Biology or related area with a strong background in biology. Previous experience in teaching and/or being involved in BIOL 111, and other relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of biology will be an asset.

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 April 2, 2024.

Applications should be emailed to

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 (

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