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Instructor Position 2019 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the following instructor position for the 2019 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP). The VSP is a one month condensed summer program offered to international undergraduate students to come and experience life and classes at UBC. The instructor will be responsible for four weeks of teaching (July 13th – August 13th total 39 contact hours), course preparation (some materials will be provided), marking, and several social activities with the students during that period. The course is part of a package of two courses, each taught for 3 hours per day (with some days off in the week due to student’s social activities). The successful candidate will work closely with the lead instructor to provide a cohesive package to the students. Our emphasis is on active learning teaching methods where students are inspired to explore the subject matter through field trips, labs, discussions, in-class activities, and as such, there is some flexibility in the course design and progression.

The salary range for this position depends on qualifications and experience. Individuals with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry and successful teaching experience are preferred. Familiarity with computer interfaces and online teaching systems (UBC Canvas) is an asset.

Course Program:  Environmental Chemistry of the Oceans and Atmosphere

The environmental chemistry of the oceans and/or the atmosphere will be presented to help students understand the chemical composition and reaction processes of the air and the seas. Case studies may involve the chemical processes associated with atmospheric interactions with solar radiation, the stratospheric ozone layer, photochemical smog and/or complexation analysis, corrosion treatment and microbial transformations within natural waters.

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 BC 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. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please clearly indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a statement of teaching philosophy. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset. Applicants should also arrange to have two reference letters sent directly to:

mgrhr@chem.ubc.ca

Please use the subject line Chemistry VSP Instructor.

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is May 6, 2019.

 

 

Lecturer

The Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill a position for a two-year term at the Lecturer level starting July 1, 2019.

The teaching responsibilities for this Lecturer will involve a) a series of courses that focus on Chemistry and/or Science communication, b) introductory courses that encompass the fundamentals of Chemistry and c) laboratory-based courses within the candidate’s area of technical expertise. This position requires excellence, technical capability and a passion for engaging undergraduates with regard to communication, chemistry and science. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction within the lecture and laboratory settings is essential.

Successful applicants will be able to work independently yet also participate smoothly within a team-based instructional setting, will have proven potential for creating innovative instructional environments, and will be excellent communicators.

Individuals with a Ph.D. in Chemistry are strongly preferred. For further information regarding Lecturer positions at UBC, please refer to:  http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descript....

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. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should send a 1) curriculum vita, 2) a technical writing sample such as a one-page summary of a research project written for the general public and 3) a statement of teaching philosophy. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset.  Applicants should also arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to:

Chair, Lecturer Search Committee

LecJuly2019@chem.ubc.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is: March 15, 2019