University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology

Position ID:UBC-Department of Zoology-APT [#23143]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Biology (Biostatistics and Data Science)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biostatistics and Data Science
Appl Deadline:2023/01/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/05, finished 2023/05/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The Department of Zoology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching position in the Biology Undergraduate Program in the general areas of biostatistics and data science. The UBC Biology Program places a premium on excellent teaching with 14 tenure-track faculty in the Educational Leadership stream. Our courses are student-centred and emphasize evidence-based effective practices in large and small enrollment courses. 

Applicants will preferably have a PhD in an area of biology. They should have teaching experience in biostatistics, data science, or related fields, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience. Experience with evidence-based teaching, discipline-based educational research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding teaching, excellent pedagogical content knowledge and expertise in the subject area, and the ability to contribute to ongoing curriculum and course development. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate success at teaching large-enrolment introductory courses. The ability and willingness of the candidate to teach a range of subject matter and at various levels of instruction will be considered. Candidates must be committed to improving biology teaching. Candidates will have strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and a commitment to creating a welcoming community where those who are historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized are treated equitably, feel respected, and belong. 

Duties of the position vary, and may include the development and coordination of tutorials, teaching courses in biostatistics and data science, and developing and coordinating strategies to include data science and biostatistics across our curriculum. As a member of the UBC Educational Leadership stream, the candidate is expected to demonstrate promise of educational leadership ( Experience with large-scale curriculum design and implementation would be an asset. The candidate will participate in course and curriculum development, and in training and supervision of teaching assistants. There are also opportunities to work in collaboration with Science Education Specialists ( in the Biology program. The candidate is expected to participate actively in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives.

Application packages should be submitted as PDF documents. It should include 
(1) Cover letter 
(2) Curriculum vitae, including a summary of teaching experience and effectiveness 
(3) Statement (up to 2 pages) of teaching interests and philosophy 
(4) Statement (up to 1 page) summarizing philosophy and past contributions related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Include examples demonstrating the ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, as well potential future contributions to EDI. 
(5) Contact information for three or more people willing to serve as references.  

Applications must be addressed to Dr. Vanessa Auld and submitted on Academic Jobs Online: The closing date for applications is January 10th, 2023, with the appointment anticipated to begin on or after July 1, 2023. 

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC embraces innovation and challenges to the status quo. UBC is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded throughout the university’s academic and work life, recognizing that significant work remains to be accomplished. For example, UBC's vision is to be a world leader in the implementation of Indigenous people's human rights and is guided in a mission of reconciliation as articulated and called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is firmly committed to recruiting Indigenous faculty, students, and staff as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan. As one of the world's leading universities, UBC creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. Inclusion is built by individual and institutional responsibility through continuous engagement with diversity to inspire people, ideas, and actions for a better world. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, and members of historically marginalized groups will be given special consideration.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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3051-6270 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4