The successful applicant will be a dedicated and innovative teacher, responsible for instructing courses in plant biology and plant physiology. Areas of expertise should include the biology of plants and algae, from structural and physiological perspectives. Additional expertise in biology of fungi and/or developmental biology of plants would be an asset. Note minimum qualifications below.
The successful applicants will join a large, congenial, community-engaged department that has a broad teaching and research mission with 43 faculty, including 9 teaching faculty. We teach and train about 600 undergraduate majors in three concentrations (Cells, Molecules & Physiology; Ecology, Evolution & Conservation; Open), have close teaching collaborations with other life science departments in the Faculty of Science, and also serve many students from other Faculties.
Minimum qualifications include a Masters degree in a relevant area of biological sciences, plus teaching experience in post-secondary biology courses. Preferred
qualifications include experience as a lecturer and/or lab instructor (with primary responsibility for instruction) in a breadth of biology courses, with a focus on the areas relevant to each position. We strongly prefer applicants with demonstrated qualifications and past success in finding innovative solutions to challenges in teaching, course design, and curriculum development. Salary will be commensurate with experience (www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/salary.html). Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2020.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including teaching experience, and a one-page statement of teaching approach and accomplishments in a single PDF to Dr. Isabelle Côté, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, via an online application form: http://www.sfu.ca/biology/opportunities/2020-teaching-plant-biology.html