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Instructor (12-Month Limited-Term), Department of Biology

Dalhousie University

12-month limited-term Instructor, Department of Biology
Dalhousie University

Job Description

Start date July 1, 2023.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University, invites applications for a 12- month, limited term appointment (100% FTE) as Instructor commencing July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will be responsible for instructing courses in both the Department of Biology and the Dalhousie Integrated Science Program (DISP), in all three terms (fall, winter, spring). In the fall (2023) term, the candidate will teach both the lecture and lab components of the Biology curriculum in DISP, in addition to assisting with the coordination of the field trips, supporting student advising, and other program-related initiatives. In the winter term, the candidate will instruct the Ecology Biology lectures of Biology 1011, Principles of Biology Part II (7 lectures total), as well as the 3000-level Introduction to Conservation Biology course (BIOL 3065). The successful candidate will also contribute to the Becoming a Scientist program in the winter term, focusing on scientist leadership and outreach. In the spring/summer term, the candidate will contribute to the delivery a newly developed online course offering in Biology (focused on either Cellular Biology or Genetics).

Job candidates must have a PhD in Biology and teaching and/or research experience in ecology, conservation biology, and cell biology or genetics. Experience leading and/or coordinating biology/ecology field work, online course delivery, and science outreach, will be considered assets.

Salary will be according to qualifications and experience, as determined by the Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Faculty Association. Applications will be accepted up to June 24, 2023 and must include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching statement, a teaching dossier, and contact information for three referees who can provide confidential letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted online via PeopleAdmin at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit