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Limited Term Instructor, Biological Sciences

University of Calgary

We seek a highly collaborative individual to teach Principles of Ecology (BIOL 313), which explores the ecological principles, theories and interactions of organisms at individual, population, community and ecosystem levels and applies ecological principles to examine current issues involving conservation of species, habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem function. The successful candidate will also coordinate the laboratory component of this course, which incorporates a course-based research experience (CURE). In addition, the candidate will contribute to other ecology courses as required. In all courses, duties will include the design and development of lecture material, laboratories, assessments and other learning resources.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ecology or in the Biological Sciences with ecological research experience.  At least one year post-doctoral experience and/or one year of teaching experience in a post-secondary setting is required, preferably in large ecology courses with multiple laboratory sections. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the running of CUREs. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and use of contemporary approaches to teaching, e.g. active learning, and a desire to support student learning. Experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is an asset.

The successful candidate, in addition to teaching, will also be expected to engage in Scholarship and service as appropriate.

Application deadline is September 13, 2019.  

 Applicants should submit a single pdf including curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a teaching dossier and/or evidence of teaching excellence,  and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Douglas Storey, Head, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Fax: (403) 289-9311

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at

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)