Lecturer, Part-Time

University of British Columbia



Job Category

Faculty Bargaining

Job Title

Lecturer, Part-Time


Dept Forest & Conservation Sciences jobsincanada.one Faculty of Forestry (Richard Hamelin)

Posting End Date

November 30, 2022

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Lecturer in Forest and Conservation Sciences at The University of British Columbia
Applications are invited to apply for a part-time (0.50 FTE) Lecturer position (term-appointment) in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia to coordinate and deliver forest biology- and ecology- related courses in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023, for one year, and maybe renewed on an annual basis.
Position details
The lecturer will have several different responsibilities. They will teach the following on-line courses as part of our China exchange program: 1. FRST210, Forest Plant Biology II, a course that covers the functional biology of trees and other forest plants in their environment, with an emphasis on gymnosperms; 2. FRST211, Forest Classification and Silvics, a course on forest classification and the application of silvics in forest management, including world forest classification systems, the Biogeoclimactic Ecosystem Classification system, and ecosystem diagnosis in the field (two sessions of each course). The total credits for the four online courses will be 6 credits. The lecturer will also teach the regular offering of FRST210 (Forest Plant Biology II, 3 Credits) in Winter Term 2. In addition, the lecturer will be teaching FRST320, Abiotic Disturbances: Fire and Climate, a 3 credit course in the summer term. Other course assignment could be added as needed. The total credits for this position is 12 credits. Responsibilities for all these courses will include the development of the teaching material, delivering lectures, student evaluation and lab coordination. Course assignment is subject to change depending on departmental needs.
Required qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD degree in Forest Sciences or a related field. Candidates must also have a proven track record in teaching biological, botanical, and ecological sciences. Experience with instruction relating to forest ecology, forest ecosystems, sylviculture, forest health, biodiversity, is required.
Preferred qualifications
In addition to the required qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with:
  • Post-doctoral research experience in ecology and biodiversity.
  • Three or more years of relevant classroom instruction at the post-secondary level.
  • A commitment to evidence-based teaching strategies that promote student engagement and learning, as demonstrated through the use of up-to-date instructional techniques, frequent formative assessments, and teaching-focused research projects.
  • Experience with designing and teaching online courses; expertise with learning management systems and educational technologies.
  • Evidence of effective teaching (e.g. student evaluations).
  • Evidence of andragogical approaches that support EAL students.
How to apply
Applications should be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page.
Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. This position is a limited term (one-year) appointment with the possibility of renewal subject to budgeting. 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.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

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