University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology

Position ID:UBC-Department of Zoology-LECTURER [#21808]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Neuroscience
Starting Date:2023/01/01
Appl Deadline:2022/06/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/05/19, listed until 2022/06/19)
Position Description:    

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Lecturer In Neuroscience

The Undergraduate Neuroscience program and the Department of Zoology invite applications for a three-year Lecturer position in the area of neuroscience. This position will be situated within the Zoology Department.

We seek an individual with exceptional communication, organizational and teaching skills, and a record of excellence in teaching. A PhD with demonstrated specialization in neuroscience or a related field and additional professional qualifications is required. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in teaching undergraduate labs. Other experiences such as teaching large-enrolment undergraduate classes using interactive approaches (e.g., flipped or blended learning), creating and applying evaluations of learning, conducting quantitative analyses and interpretation of data, and mentoring and managing teaching assistants and other employees are considered assets.

During the first year of their appointment, the incumbent will develop a 3rd year laboratory course for the Undergraduate Neuroscience program. Subsequent duties include teaching the 3rd year lab course and other courses in either the Neuroscience and/or Biology programs. Lab-related teaching duties include, but are not limited to: preparing laboratories and laboratory instructions, activities, and evaluation materials; mentoring and supervising teaching assistants in their instruction and evaluation of students; interacting with students through office hours and online tools. Laboratory-related administrative duties include, but are not limited to: updating the course website and discussion boards; ensuring compliance with university policies; organization of student enrollment in lab sections; management and quality control of student-collected data; compilation and final adjudication of grades. Classroom teaching duties include but are not limited to: preparing and delivering clear, engaging and interactive classes; developing and administering evaluations; interacting with students through office hours and using online tools; management and quality control of student-collected data; and compilation and final adjudication of grades. In addition, the applicant will be expected to contribute to the service needs of the Zoology Department. These service duties may include, but are not limited to: participation on committees; and peer reviews of teaching. The applicant will be expected to use best practices in all instructional roles, promoting critical thinking and scientific inference and encouraging active participation from a diverse array of undergraduate students.

The position is a three-year contract, subject to demonstration of satisfactory performance by the end of the first year. A Lecturer is a faculty member holding a renewable term appointment. Lecturer appointments are expected to be renewed for successive terms upon demonstration of excellence in teaching. Lecturers are eligible for a professional development leave of four months (with 80% salary for the period of the leave) every six years.

Please contact Jayoung Lee at jayoung.lee at for additional information. All email correspondence should indicate “Neuroscience lecturer position” in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted to Academic Jobs at

Application packets should consist of: (i) a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position; (ii) a curriculum vitae, including a section on neuroscience-related laboratory techniques; (iii) a brief teaching dossier (2-3 pages max), including a statement on teaching philosophy and examples of applications of that philosophy; (iv) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations, peer-reviews of teaching); and (v) at least three potential referees (note that these referees not be contacted until a candidate is short-listed)

The closing date for applications is June 19th 2022. with the appointment anticipated to begin on January 1st 2023.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Further Info:
4200-6270 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4