Sessional Instructors - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science (Fall 2017 & Winter 2018)

Competition Number: 
47SI17
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 7, 2017
Department: 
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Position: 
Sessional Instructors
Contract: 
Fall 2017 & Winter 2018

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for Sessional Lecturers during the forthcoming academic year (2017-2018), subject to final budgetary approval.  Individuals qualified to teach the following courses are encouraged to apply:

FALL 2017

BIO 4620 - WATERSHED ECOLOGY
(Classes: Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 -9:45 a.m.; Lab: Thursday,1:30-4:30 p.m.)
The focus of this course is the study of watersheds, with emphasis on those found on Prince Edward Island.  Lectures focus on the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of streams and their surrounding riparian zones, and labs will include practical application of stream sampling methods.

WINTER 2017

BIO 2250 – HUMAN BIOCHEMISTRY
(classes:  Monday & Wednesday 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.)
This course is an introduction to the major classes of biomolecules and their main metabolic pathways. Special attention is paid to biochemistry in the context of human metabolism, nutrition and disease.
Three hours lecture a week

BIO 4420M – MEDICAL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY
(classes: Monday-Wednesday 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.)
This course will serve to extend the principles of Biochemistry taught by the Department of Chemistry (Chemistry 353). Specifically, topics will include key metabolic pathways in humans; gene regulation; molecular biology, and basic pharmacology. Focus is given to the relevance of biochemistry in the study of medical biology. Various human diseases that are related to biochemical pathway alterations will be discussed in a case-study format.

BIO 4910 - WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM  (MWF 11:30- 12:20)
This course provides practical experience and leadership in an area of wildlife conservation or environmental management.  Students work in teams with an environmental organization on a specific project or task for 6 weeks, compile research and present their findings in a written report and oral presentation.

PARA 4010 – HEALTH PROMOTION, PLANNING & EVALUATION
(classes: Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 pm).
This course discusses the concepts of health and illness with an emphasis on understanding the origins, factors and conditions that determine health throughout the lifespan. Students are introduced to the practice of critical evaluation of systems used in health promotion and planning through reading published, literature, writing and class discussions.
PREREQUISITE Registration in the B.Sc. Paramedicine program

PARA 4040 - CURRENT ISSUES IN PARAMEDICINE (web class)
This course gives students an opportunity to explore in depth topics shaping paramedicine today and in the future. The current issues explored include such topics as: pre-hospital airway management, extended scope of practice, advanced life support, trends in trauma management and others. Students learn though evaluation of current medical literature and discussion of topics, some of which will be selected by participants.

Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field of science/biology related to the respective course content.  Documented experience teaching these courses would be a definite asset.
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.  

Application Instructions:
A cover letter indicating what course(s) you are applying to teach, a Curriculum vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to biologychair@upei.ca, or faxed to (902)566-0740, attention:

Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 4P3

For more information, please email or call Dr. Sweeney (902) 566-0633 or Ms Sharon Martin (samartin@upei.ca); (902) 566-0301.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is April 25, 2017

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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