Instructor, Environmental Science Program and Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science Job in Calgary, AB at The University of Calgary
The Environmental Science Program and the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time tenure track appointment as an Instructor in Environmental Sciences with an expected start date as early as July 1, 2021 or later.
This position has a teaching-focused role aimed at developing proficient critical thinkers and practitioners of environmental science. The position is part of an ongoing effort to improve the experience of undergraduate students through student engagement and authentic experiential learning. Establishing an independent and externally funded research program is not a requirement and part of an instructor appointment at the University of Calgary; however, scholarship (pedagogical and discipline-specific) and service are also expected components of this teaching-focused position.
The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the teaching and coordination (both lectures and labs/tutorials, where offered) of undergraduate courses in the Environmental Science Program, ( https://science.ucalgary.ca/environmental-science ), including field-based courses. In all courses, duties include the design, development and delivery of lecture material, laboratories, assessments, and other learning resources.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a discipline related to the biological sciences and relevant to the topics covered in the Environmental Science Program (e.g., ecology, environmental science, soil science, environmental statistics, etc). Candidates must exhibit evidence of teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. This will be demonstrated by established success in teaching, including but not limited to, direct experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning, or discipline-based environmental/biology education research. We seek a candidate who uses contemporary approaches to teaching and has a strong commitment to evidence-based pedagogy as well as a broad knowledge of and interest in environmental science education pedagogy. Post-doctoral experience, teaching experience in a post-secondary setting, and/or experience in industry that could be translated to an academic setting are considered assets. Applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm and readiness to delivering course material both in class, online and field environments as appropriate. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team.
The successful candidate will assist in the goals outlined in the recently developed institutional “Growth Through Focus” strategy and Faculty of Science strategic research plans. “Growth Through Focus” is built around three big ideas that will differentiate our university and drive growth: transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery that will see us expand flexibility and customizability of the UCalgary experience. To learn more about this vision please see: https://www.ucalgary.ca/unstoppable
The University of Calgary is home to the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning ( https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/about ) , dedicated to enriching the quality and breadth of learning at our institution. The University also recently launched ii’ taa’poh’to’p, a strategy to guide the institution to truth and reconciliation ( https://www.ucalgary.ca/indigenous ).
Application deadline is April 7, 2021
Please apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:
Current curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max)
Teaching Dossier and/or Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body
Names and contact information of three references
Applications can be addressed to: Dr. Dan Shugar ([email protected]), Director Environmental Science Program.
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. 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 question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science .
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca .
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events 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.
About the Company
Company: The University of Calgary
Company Location: Calgary, AB