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Department of Biology - 2022 -2023 10 Month Limited Term Appointment

Dalhousie University

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University
2022 -2023 10 Month Limited Term Appointment

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a 10-month, limited term appointment (100% FTE) at the rank of instructor commencing August 1, 2022.

The Instructor hired for this position will be responsible for the laboratory instruction of Animal Diversity (BIOL 2003) in the Fall term and the lecture delivery and laboratory instruction of Diversity of Plants and Microorganisms (BIOL 2004) in the Winter term. Additionally, this instructor will administer the Experiential Learning (BIOL 3800) classes for both terms. Responsibilities for these courses may include the coordination of the weekly lectures, laboratory activities; revision of laboratory manuals; hiring, training and supervising teaching assistants; managing delivery of tests, exams, and online quizzes; managing course grades and the class website; communication with students and with other teaching faculty and technical staff. In the fall term, there is one laboratory session which occurs in the evening from 5:30- 8:30 pm. Some administrative duties like committee participation may be required.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in Biology or a related field and previous laboratory and lecture teaching experience; in particular, previous work with undergraduate university students will be an asset. Broad knowledge of biology across the range of introductory topics, as well as engagement with the science education literature, will be beneficial in this position, as will previous experience with the Brightspace learning management system. Candidates must have demonstrated strong teaching ability, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.

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 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 (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information..