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Sessional Instructor, Neuroscience Field Course, BSc Neuroscience Program

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Job ID: 15081

Updated: April 9, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The BSc Neuroscience Program at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Sessional Instructor to co-instruct the following course during the Spring 2018 Semester, May 1 to June 30, 2018:

  • Neuroscience 301 - Neuroscience Field Course

Neuroscience 301 covers introductory neurophysiology, ethology and behavioural neuroscience research, hypothesis generation, experimental design, data collection and analysis, core concepts, techniques, issues of animal ethics and experimentation.  The course takes place on the University of Calgary campus and at the Biogeoscience Institute (Barrier Lake Field Station) in Kananaskis, AB.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and communication skills, and must be proficient with electrophysiological recordings from neurons and snails.  Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in cellular and behavioral neuroscience. 

Interested persons should apply electronically to this posting. A complete application should include curriculum vitae with e-mail address, a concise statement of teaching philosophy, and a teaching dossier describing past teaching experience.

The deadline for applications is April 4, 2018.

Applications will be assessed as they are received.

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)

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