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Job posting: Instructor, full‑time, continuing appointment (Department of Biology)

Posted by Department of Biology, Faculty of Science on April 30, 2021 in Job Postings

Applications are invited for a full-time Instructor appointment in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. This will be a 100% FTE continuing appointment beginning July 1, 2021.

Working with course lecturers, the successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery and ongoing revision of existing laboratory components as well as development of new laboratory activities for the second-year required course, BIOL 2040 Evolution. Enrolments are typically between 140 and 170 students.  For the fall semester, the course is scheduled to be in person, with the understanding that it may switch to online with asynchronous lectures and synchronous labs (using Microsoft Teams). It is expected to be in person for the winter semester.

The primary duties of this position involve teaching and coordinating laboratory activities; hiring and supervising teaching assistants (TAs); providing marking guides to TAs; marking of some student assignments; helping with exam management; management of the course grades and the course Brightspace site; communication with students, technical staff and other teaching faculty; and other course-related duties as required.

Faculty in the Biology Department are also expected to fulfill administrative roles. Beginning in July 2022, the successful candidate is anticipated to assume the position of the Marine Biology Co-op Coordinator. The duties of this position involve reviewing of applications, selection of students for the program, marking of term reports and advising the majors and honours Marine Biology co-op students, and other program-related duties as required.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in biology and previous teaching experience. Candidates must also have demonstrated teaching ability, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as a team member. A background in molecular biology, genetics and evolution would be an asset as would prior advising experience especially in marine biology.

Salary will be according to qualifications and experience, as determined by the Collective Agreement between The Board of Governors of Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Faculty Association. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae (CV), teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant teaching/academic experience, and a list of at least three people and their contact information who could provide a reference upon request.

Applications should be sent to:

Deadline for applications: (May 6, 2021)

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from qualified Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.