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Sessional Instructor, The Human Organism, Department of Biological Sciences

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Job ID: 14828

Updated: February 27, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to teaching the following course during the Summer 2018 Session:

  • BIO 305 - The Human Organism

Biology 305 provides an introduction to human biology that analyzes the structure and function of systems in our bodies, leading to an appreciation of how the human body maintains itself and carries out the functions necessary to sustain any organism. This course for non-majors develops students' understanding of the anatomy and physiology of their own species in a zoological and evolutionary context.

The appointee will have responsibilities for instruction and associated duties for this course during the Summer 2018 Session. There are no laboratories or tutorials associated with this course.

Candidates require: a minimum of an MSc in one of the biological sciences, with a PhD preferred; evidence of teaching effectiveness and previous teaching experience, preferably in this course.

Details on the Department of Biological Sciences are available online.

Qualified applicants should submit prior to the closing date of February 26, 2018 the following:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Brief teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy,
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness),
  • Three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Heather Addy
Associate Head (Undergraduate Programs)
Dept. of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4

The application deadline is February 26, 2018.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

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