Faculty Opportunities

Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Sessional Lecturer - MICB 325 Analysis of Microbial Genes and Genomes

The University of British Columbia invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer position in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology on the Vancouver campus. This is a 9-hour interactive lecture module in the MICB 325 Analysis of Microbial Genes and Genomes course in term 2 of the 2020-2021 Academic year that will start January 1, 2021 and end on April 30, 2021.


Teaching duties would be to deliver an interactive lecture module in the MICB 325 course. This lecture module will introduce students to standard bioinformatics approaches that are used to analyze bacterial genes and their function, as well as microbial genomes. The teaching duties associated with this lecture module also include generating questions for exams and developing in-class activities to promote student learning.


The MICB 325 course focuses on genetic, molecular biological, and bioinformatics approaches for the analysis of microbial genomes, gene structure-function, and gene expression, with an emphasis on bacteria.

The minimum qualifications are (1) a PhD in microbiology or a related field and (2) expertise in bioinformatics and its application to the analysis of bacterial genes and genomes. Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching, as well as proven ability to contribute to curriculum development, course design and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. This successful applicant will be supported by, and encouraged to contribute to the department’s commitment to innovative evidence-based teaching and learning approaches.


Candidates are encouraged to submit their application, which should include a Curriculum Vitae, names and e-mail addresses of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of content area expertise and teaching effectiveness, and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds.


Please submit applications to micb.recruitment@ubc.ca.


Screening of applications will begin on November 2, 2020.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
 


 

Sessional Lecturer - MICB 323 Molecular Immunology and Virology Laboratory


The University of British Columbia invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer position in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology on the Vancouver campus. This is a part time position in the MICB 323 Molecular Immunology and Virology Laboratory course in term 2 of the 2019-2020 Academic year that will start January 1, 2021 and end on April 30, 2021.


Teaching duties will be serving as the instructor for in-person laboratory sessions in the MICB 323 course. Working under the direction of the course coordinator, the instructor will teach and supervise four hour in-person laboratory sessions for 16 students in two adjacent rooms with two teaching assistants. The instructor will deliver up to 14 laboratory sessions over the term. The instructor will demonstrate laboratory techniques and assess student laboratory competencies. The instructor will ensure teaching assistant and student compliance with laboratory safety requirements including measures to prevent COVID-19 transmission.


The minimum qualifications are (1) an M.Sc. or PhD candidacy in Immunology or a related field and (2) expertise in tissue culture and associated sterile techniques. Experience with laboratory techniques such as ELISA, quantitative PCR and flow cytometry would be an asset. Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching, safe laboratory operation, and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. This successful applicant will be supported by, and encouraged to contribute to the department’s commitment to innovative evidence-based teaching and learning approaches.


Candidates are encouraged to submit their application, which should include a Curriculum Vitae, names and e-mail addresses of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of content area expertise and teaching effectiveness, and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds.


Please submit applications to micb.recruitment@ubc.ca.


Screening of applications will begin on November 2, 2020.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
 


 

Sessional Lecturer - MICB 418 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

The University of British Columbia invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer position in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology on the Vancouver campus. This is a part-time 4-month position that will start January 1, 2021 and end on April 31, 2021.


The teaching duties would be to deliver 20 hours (~2/3) of the MICB 418 Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology course in term 2 of the 2020-2021 Academic year. The sessional lecturer will develop course content, provide remote instruction, and assess student learning through assignments and exams. The course will be coordinated by an educational leadership faculty member.


This course focuses on the use of microbial and animal cells for the industrial production of chemicals ranging from alcohol to therapeutic proteins, genetic manipulation of cellular characteristics, fermentation methods, patenting and governmental approval processes.


The minimum qualification is a PhD in microbiology, immunology, or a related field. Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching, as well as proven ability to contribute to curriculum development, course design and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. This successful applicant will be supported by, and encouraged to contribute to the department’s commitment to innovative evidence-based teaching and learning approaches.


Candidates are encouraged to submit their application, which should include a Curriculum Vitae, Names and Email addresses of three Referees, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and interests, evidence of content area expertise and teaching effectiveness, and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds.


Please submit applications to micb.recruitment@ubc.ca.


Screening of applications will begin on November 2, 2020.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and Permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.