Department of Biological Sciences Faculty of Science University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaInstructor IPosition 33741
The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for full time probationary appointment at the rank of Instructor I, commencing January 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreed upon date. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and pedagogical development. Exceptional candidates at all levels will also be considered. Outstanding candidates in any area of Biological Sciences will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths in laboratory and lecture development using creative and active pedagogical methods. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience in large multi-sectional introductory biology courses. The candidate will have a Ph.D. (preferred) or M.Sc. or other distinguishing attributes in biological sciences. Duties will include undergraduate teaching in live-lecture and/or on-line or distance formats; pedagogical development and student assessment; coordination of large multi-sectional first year laboratories; scheduling, training and supervision of teaching assistants and technicians; and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of outstanding teaching contributions; a commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in the classroom and course development, and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.
To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite applications from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.
The Department currently has 31 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 10 Instructors. The Department offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Biological Sciences. The Department has a well-established and equipped research facility and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba science departments. Further information about the Department can be obtained from <sci.umanitoba.ca/biological-sciences>.
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The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy and pedagogy development interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available) and contact information for three references should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 33741 in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair Gary.Anderson@umanitoba.ca.
The closing date for receipt of applications is August 30, 2023.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
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