University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology

Position ID:UBC-Department of Zoology-LECT [#27528, UBC-Department of Zoology-LECT]
Position Title: Lecturer and Lab Coordinator in Cell and Developmental Biology-Zoology and Botany Departments, UBC Vancouver Campus
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biology / Cell Biology, Developmental Biology
Salary Range:$75,000 - $80,000
Appl Deadline:2024/05/19 11:59PMhelp popup**
Position Description:    

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The UBC Biology program, jointly administered by the Departments of Botany and Zoology, invites applications for a three-year lecturer position in animal developmental biology. The position is a 100% Zoology appointment and is based at the UBC campus in Vancouver. The Vancouver campus of UBC is situated on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam). 

The successful applicant should have experience organizing and teaching laboratory practicals for undergraduate courses, teaching large-enrolment undergraduate classes using interactive approaches (for example flipped or blended learning approaches), creating and applying evaluations of learning, conducting quantitative analyses and interpretation of cell and developmental biology data, and mentoring and managing teaching assistants. We seek an individual with exceptional communication, organizational, and teaching skills and a record of excellence in teaching. A PhD (preferred) or MSc, in animal or cell and developmental biology is required, with a demonstrated ability to teach cell and developmental biology. 

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching classes and labs for BIOL 331 (Developmental Biology). Lab related teaching duties include, but are not limited to: preparing laboratories and laboratory instructions, activities, and evaluation materials; mentoring teaching assistants in their instruction and evaluation of students; interacting with students through office hours and online tools (e.g. Piazza). Laboratory related administrative duties include: updating the course website and discussion boards; ensuring compliance with university policies; organization of student enrollment in lab sections; and management and quality control of student-collected data; compilation and final adjudication of grades. Classroom teaching duties include: preparing and delivering clear, engaging and interactive classes; developing evaluations and interacting with students through office hours and using online tools. 

In addition, the applicant will be expected to contribute to the service and other teaching needs of the Biology program and the Department of Zoology. Service duties may include, but are not limited to, participation on committees and peer review 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 the Department of Zoology Manager of Human Resources at for additional information. All email correspondence must indicate the Cell and Developmental Biology lecturer position in the subject line. 

Applicants should submit: 
  1. a cover letter outlining qualification for the position; 
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a one-page statement on teaching philosophy; 
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations); and 
  5. applicants should arrange for at least three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted to the Academic Jobs Online system. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for applications to be fully considered. 
The closing date for applications is May 19, 2024 at 11:59pm EST, with appointment anticipated to begin on July 1, 2024. 

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. 

Also, within this hiring process we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities). Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed by contacting

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3051-6270 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z4