[Taxacom] Job Posting, University of Calgary, Invertebrate Biology

Jessica Theodor jtheodor at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 15:48:24 CDT 2016

The University of Calgary has an opening for a tenure-track Instructor in
Invertebrate Biology, with primary teaching responsibility in a course in
invertebrate systematics and diversity.

The ad text is below and will appear in the CAUT Bulletin and University

The Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, at the
University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track,
Instructor in Invertebrate Biology. The primary activity for faculty
members in the Instructor-stream is in teaching and learning, especially in
undergraduate programs. Scholarship (pedagogical and discipline-specific)
and service are also expected, but form smaller components of the position.
We seek a broadly trained individual familiar with systematics who can
teach both lab-based and field-based courses to enrich our undergraduate
programs and complement existing strengths in animal physiology,
development, comparative anatomy and paleobiology. Preference will be given to
candidates with strengths in aquatic invertebrate biology.

The successful candidate will teach a range of invertebrate zoology
courses, including courses integrating invertebrate systematics, diversity,
function, behaviour and ecology. There will also be the possibility of
teaching advanced topics in invertebrate zoology at the senior
undergraduate level and supervising undergraduate research projects.
Responsibilities also include participation in pedagogical, course, and
program development.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Zoology. Post-doctoral experience will be
an asset. The successful candidate will have a strong record of teaching
experience and possess a broad knowledge and interest in biological
education pedagogy. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to
teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and use of
contemporary approaches to teaching, and a desire to support student
learning inside and outside of the classroom.

Application deadline is April 30, 2016. Short-listed candidates will be
contacted for an interview.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal
opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of
the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty,
staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society
it serves. 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
questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada?

How to apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and
contact information of three references to:

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

Email: headbio at ucalgary.ca

The Department of Biology 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 http://bio.ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary is home to the recently announced Taylor
Institute of Teaching and Learning. The Taylor Institute is designed to
transform teaching at the University of Calgary and place us at the
forefront of pedagogical advance and the integration of teaching and
research across North America. More information about the Taylor Institute
and its programs can be found at http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the
nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic
direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016,
where innovative teaching and ground-breaking research go hand in hand, and
where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy
is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I
will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are
created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the
University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and
labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who
want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to
form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out
more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our
Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Canada's fastest growing major city, offers a vibrant,
multicultural and family-oriented environment with a population of more
than 1,000,000. Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best
places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business,
community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a robust
economy and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major
Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky
Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network
in North America.

Jessica Theodor
University of Calgary

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