Lecturer/Assistant Professor - Nine (9) Month Term - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

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Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Date of Posting: 
May 15, 2017
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Nine (9) Month Term Position

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a 9-month term position at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level to teach two Genetics courses and one other elective of their choice, to be scheduled during Winter 2018. The Genetics courses are: BIO 2230, Genetics I, cross-listed with BIO 2240, Human Genetics in Fall 2017; and BIO 4130, Conservation Genetics during Winter 2018.  BIO 2230/2240 have tutorials associated with them while BIO 4130 has a laboratory. Teaching assistance is available for labs and tutorials. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

UPEI is a small, dynamic university with a strong commitment to teaching and research excellence. The Biology Department (http://www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/biology) is the largest of the departments in the Faculty of Science with approximately 300 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. Our undergraduate students may graduate with a BSc or Honours- General biology degree, a specialization (Life Sciences, Environmental Biology) or an articulated degree (Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation; Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology; Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine). Our graduate students and faculty research interests are in the broad areas of aquatic and marine ecology and toxicology, terrestrial ecology and botany, and health sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a related field, and should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Documented experience teaching university level Genetics courses would be a definite asset.  Preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience teaching courses at the post-secondary level.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter indicating your credentials and a statement of your teaching philosophy, a Curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations (if applicable). Please also arrange for two individuals to provide letters of reference directly to UPEI.  All material should be emailed to biologychair@upei.ca, attention:

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

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 is June 30, 2017.  Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2017 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified.

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