Department of Biology: Tenure-Track Teaching Professor (Introductory Biology)

Academic Employment Opportunity #21-05

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021

The Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to begin July 1, 2022. The primary role of the position is to teach and coordinate the first-year biology laboratory courses. We are looking for an individual who will collaborate with faculty who teach the introductory biology lecture courses to create an integrated first-year biology program for 500 students with diverse academic backgrounds.

We seek an outstanding instructor who takes an evidence-based pedagogical approach to university education. The successful candidate will review current labs and develop new ones based on the defined educational outcomes for students, in conjunction with themes taught in the introductory biology lecture courses. The candidate should be very comfortable teaching in all the major areas of biology. We seek a dynamic individual who will work with a team of teaching assistants and technicians to create a welcoming and supportive learning environment and foster student engagement.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in biology. A proven track record in high-quality teaching is an asset. Experience in implementing different educational approaches or publications on pedagogical practices in university biology will be considered assets.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing all application materials. Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Also include the names and contact information for three referees willing to provide letters of reference. Send applications by email to: Dr. Dion Durnford, Chair c/o Jenn Meade at indicating "Teaching Professor" in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.