Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

The Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics Department of the Irving K. Barber school of Arts and Sciences at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires one or more instructors to teach the following courses.

Term 2 (January 9 – April 28, 2023)

COSC 101 Digital Citizenship

Provides knowledge and skills to navigate the digital society. The importance of digital participation will be investigated by studying issues surrounding digital access, skills, and utilization. Digital literacy is emphasized through the exploration of computer applications, the use of converging technologies, and online resources.

COSC 111 Computer Programming I

Introduction to the design, implementation, and understanding of computer programs. Topics include problem solving, algorithm design, and data and procedural abstraction, with emphasis on the development of working programs.

COSC 121 Computer Programming II

Advanced programming in the application of software engineering techniques to the design and implementation of programs manipulating complex data structures.

COSC 310 Software Engineering

Techniques to construct large systems using fundamental activities of specification, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance. Various life cycle models, exposure to software development tools, modelling techniques, good development practices, and project management.

COSC 315 Introduction to Operating Systems

Introduction to batch, multiprogramming, and time-sharing systems. Process synchronization and communication. Main memory allocation techniques including virtual memory; process scheduling; deadlock avoidance and prevention; file organization and device management.

DATA 534 Web and Cloud Computing

Parallel and cloud computing architectures and program deployment.

DATA 551 Dataviz II

Data visualization using business intelligence and data analysis software. Interactive visualization. Production of visualizations for mobile and web.

DATA 586 Advanced Machine Learning

Neural networks, backpropagation, deep learning.

MATH 100 Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering

Derivatives of elementary functions, limits. Covers applications and modelling: graphing and optimization.

MATH 101 Integral Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering

Definite integral, integration techniques, applications, modelling, linear ODE’s.

MATH 125 Pre-Calculus

Prepares students for a calculus course. Functions and their graphs; inverse functions; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities.

MATH 126 Basic Mathematics: An Indigenous Perspective

Prepares students for calculus. Functions; graphs; inverse, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities. Uses cyclical analysis common in some Indigenous cultures.

PHYS 232 Modern Physics Laboratory

Selected experiments in relativity, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, particle physics or nuclear physics. Quantitative analysis of data, methods of measurement, formal presentation of laboratory results

PHYS 441 Experimental Physics II

Student designs and constructs a single experiment in solid-state physics, fluid dynamics, particle physics, astrophysics, optics or electromagnetism. Emphasis on experimental design, construction, and formal presentation of results.

STAT 121 Elementary Statistics

Descriptive and inferential statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation of parameters, hypotheses testing, correlation, linear regression.

STAT 230 Introductory Statistics

Applied statistics for students with a first-year calculus background. Estimation and testing of hypotheses, problem formulation, models and basic methods in analysis of variance, linear regression, and non-parametrics. Descriptive statistics and probability are presented as a basis for such procedures.

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Applicants with a PhD in a relevant or related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience, are preferred.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • a Curriculum vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience)
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference on request

Deadline for receipt of applications for the Winter session is July 15, 2022. Application documents must be sent in electronic format (WORD or PDF files) to Janelle Lessard at cmps.okanagan@ubc.ca or alternately may be mailed to:

W. John Braun

c/o Janelle Lessard

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

SCI 387 – 1177 Research Road

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

For information regarding these positions, please contact Dr. W. John Braun directly at cmps.depthead@ubc.ca. All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

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.

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Department of Biology

The Department of Biology of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires an instructor to teach the following course during the Winter Session, 2022W, Term 2.

TERM 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2023)

BIOL 363 (3) Developmental Biology

Principles of animal development. Embryonic development of key invertebrates is compared to vertebrates at the morphological, genetic, and epigenetic levels. Differential gene expression and cell signaling responsible for the specification of embryonic cell fates and pattern formation will be compared in various animals.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. This course is scheduled to be offered in person, in Kelowna.

Interested applicants should submit:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference directly to Cheryl Craig at craig@ubc.ca

Deadline for receipt of application is Monday, November 28, 2022. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to:  Cheryl Craig at cheryl.craig@ubc.ca

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Michael Deyholos at michael.deyholos@ubc.ca.  All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

“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.”

 

TERM 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2023) Mondays, 14:00-17:00

BIOL 232 (3) Human Infectious Disease

Agents of infectious disease in humans. Physiology and structure, mechanisms of pathogenesis, immunological response, clinical disease caused, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control. Properties and uses of antimicrobial agents, resistance, vaccines, and bioterrorism.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. This course is scheduled to be offered in person, in Kelowna.

Interested applicants should submit:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference directly to Cheryl Craig at craig@ubc.ca

Deadline for receipt of application is Monday, November 14, 2022. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to:  Cheryl Craig at cheryl.craig@ubc.ca

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Michael Deyholos at michael.deyholos@ubc.ca.  All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

“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.”

 

TERM 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2023) – Mondays 8:00am – 11:00am

BIOL 133 (3) Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Continuation and completion of the comprehensive survey of human structures and functions started in BIOL 131 in T1, emphasizing basic physiological principles, plus cell and tissue structure.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. This course is scheduled to be offered in person, in Kelowna.

Interested applicants should submit:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • the name of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference directly to Cheryl Craig at craig@ubc.ca

Deadline for receipt of application is Monday, November 14, 2022. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to:  Cheryl Craig at cheryl.craig@ubc.ca

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Michael Deyholos at michael.deyholos@ubc.ca.  All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

“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.”

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Department of Chemistry

There are no postings at this time.

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Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC Okanagan require Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses:

WINTER SESSION 2022: Term 2 January to April 2023

GEOG 109 Earth Systems: Landscape Dynamics | Lecture

Principles and processes that govern the functions of the Earth’s lithosphere and terrestrial geomorphology. Interactions between the lithospheric system and human activity.

EESC 201 Optical Mineralogy and Petrology | Lecture | Lab

Identification of common rock-forming minerals using the polarizing microscope. Use of minerals and rock textures as a means of determining the classification and petrogenesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

EESC 212 | GEOG 200 Atmospheric Environments | Lecture | Lab

Physical principles underlying weather and climates. Thermal, moisture, and wind climates at scales from valleys to the globe. Daily weather, air pollution, global change.

EESC 315 Environmental Impact Assessment: Techniques and Practise | Lecture | Labs

Practical techniques and methods for environmental impact assessment. Technical approaches, evaluation and estimation tools, and project management skills used for environmental assessment work.

GEOG 316 Geography of Natural Hazards | Lecture

The role of physical and biological hazards, human ecology, environmental perception and world social and political order in explaining the risk of natural disasters. Assessment of acceptable risk, disaster relief and reconstruction, and contrasts between developed and developing nations.

EESC | GEOG 356 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Origin, classification and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Weathering, erosion, transportation, sedimentation, and lithification of clastic materials. Non-clastic sediments. Sedimentary environments, facies and stratigraphic methods.

EESC 360 Geological Resources | Lecture | Laboratory

Mineral deposits, their geologic settings, genetic classification and models of formation. Metalliferous, non-metalliferous and industrial materials deposits.

EESC 402 Freshwater Resources | Lecture | Laboratory

Integrated approach to freshwater resources and their place in environmental science. Topical issues with emphasis on management options and consequences. Required field trips during lab times.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline, or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience preferred.  Previous experience and familiarity with the web-based learning management system Canvas is considered an asset. Applicants must reside in Canada and have Canadian citizenship or residency.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability (course evaluations if available), and contact details for three referees to the EEGS Department.  The deadline for receipt of applications for 2022 Winter Term 2 is October 31, 2022.  Later applications will be considered if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: EESC.GEOG.okanagan@ubc.ca

University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

Faculty of Science

Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

Attention:  Janet Heisler

Senior Administrative Assistant

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Ed Hornibrook, Head at Ed.Hornibrook@ubc.ca

All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

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.

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