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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching position in Biology – biostatistics and data science

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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.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 10/01/2023

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.