MTS-4 Instructor / Teaching Assistant - Biology Department - Faculty of Science * Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Date of Posting: 
December 24, 2014
Biology Department, Faculty of Science
MTS-4 Instructor / Teaching Assistant
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week in some of the labs. Winter semester, Wednesdays, 1:00pm-9:00pm

$20.14 per hour as per CUPE 1870

January 2015 – April 2015 (Up to 12 weeks - Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Department of Biology is looking for a lab instructor/teaching assistant for Biology 331 : Research Methods and Communications in Biology.


• Assisting and conducting the lab session
• Assisting students in writing scientific papers
• Lead class discussion and provide advice relating to lab
• Marking assignments


• BSc in Biology
• BEd would be an asset
• Previous experience teaching in Bio 331 labs (or equivalent) would be an asset
• Familiar with writing in scientific paper format.
• Experience and competence in teaching English writing with an emphasis on grammar and mentoring active reading strategies.
• Competence in basic applied biostatistics and the presentation of data in figures and tables in scientific style utilizing Minitab and Excel software.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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