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Sessional Instructor, DNA, Inheritance and Evolution, Department of Biological Sciences

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Job ID: 13982

Updated: October 17, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Sessional Intructor to teach the following course during the Winter 2018 Session:

  • Biology 243 - DNA, Inheritance and Evolution

The appointee will have responsibilities for instruction and associated duties of the second-half of this 3-unit course during the Winter 2018 Session; because there are two lecture sections per day, these duties will be considered equivalent to teaching all of a 3-unit course. The second half of this course provides an introduction to central concepts in evolution and biodiversity. Duties will not include coordination of the laboratory component of the course.

Biology 243 is the second of two introductory biology courses; it provides an introduction to central concepts in evolution and biodiversity, as well as the role of DNA as a vehicle for inheritance of genetic information.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the biological sciences and a strong, substantial record demonstrating teaching excellence.  Previous experience in teaching Biology 243 is an important asset.

Details on the Department of Biological Sciences are available online.

Qualified applicants should submit prior to the closing date of October 16, 2017 a curriculum vitae, a brief teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness), and have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Heather Addy
Associate Head (Undergraduate Programs)
Dept. of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4

The application deadline is October 16, 2017.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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