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, Faculty of Science, Okanagan campus, requires one or more instructors to teach the following courses.

Term 2 (January 1 – April 30)

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.

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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 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 is October 15, 2021. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to the Head of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics: ubcokb5-g-DeptHead@mail.ubc.ca or send documents to:

Andrew Jirasek

University of British Columbia – Okanagan

ASC 354

3187 University Way, Kelowna, BC

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. A. Jirasek ubcokb5-g-DeptHead@mail.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 – April 30)

MATH 221 Matrix Algebra

Systems of linear equations, operations on matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of symmetric matrices.

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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 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 is October 29, 2021. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to the Head of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics: ubcokb5-g-DeptHead@mail.ubc.ca or send documents to:

Andrew Jirasek

University of British Columbia – Okanagan

ASC 354

3187 University Way, Kelowna, BC

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. A. Jirasek ubcokb5-g-DeptHead@mail.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, 2021W, Term 2.

TERM 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2022)

BIOL 122 (3) Physiology of Multicellular Organisms

Physiological adaptations of plants and animals to their environments. Structure/function relationships of human organ systems.

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 Barb Lucente at lucente@ubc.ca.

Deadline for receipt of application is November 15, 2021. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: Barb Lucente at barb.lucente@ubc.ca.

For more information regarding the position, 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, 2022)

BIOL 380 (3) Food and Industrial Microbiology

A detailed examination of the microbes that play a role in the manufacturing of beverages (e.g., beer and wine), solid foods (e.g., cheese), and industrial processes (e.g., waste water treatment).

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 Barb Lucente at lucente@ubc.ca.

Deadline for receipt of application is November 15, 2021. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: Barb Lucente at barb.lucente@ubc.ca.

For more information regarding the position, 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

The Chemistry Department of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires one or more instructors to teach the following course(s) during the Summer Sessions of 2021. Teaching duties normally include the laboratory component of the courses.

Term 2   January 1 – April 30, 2022

BIOC 402 (3)  Proteins: Structure and Function

Structural components of proteins; classification by primary, secondary, and tertiary structure; protein chemistry and purification; peptide and protein synthesis by chemical means; and three-dimensional structure determination using X-ray diffraction and NMR.

CHEM 201 Introduction to Physical Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Principles of chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms, and chemical thermodynamics.

CHEM 312 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy Labs

Principles of quantum mechanics, atomic wavefunctions, angular momentum, spin, atomic term symbols.

CHEM 301 Aqueous Environmental Chemistry

Properties of natural waters, including gas and solid equilibria, pH, redox, complexation analysis, corrosion treatment, ion exchange, colloids, and microbial transformations.

All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. Interested applicants should submit:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (including but not limited to previous teaching experience),
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available), and
  • three letters of reference

 Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files via email to Heather Hemerling, Senior Administrative Assistant c/o chemistry.okanagan@ubc.ca

At this time, do not send documents via mail or courier services.  

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 18, 2021. Later applications will be considered if no suitable candidate(s) is found.  Be sure to indicate the course/s for which you are applying.

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Karen Perry, Head pro tem in the Department of Chemistry at Karen.Perry@ubc.ca

 “UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.”

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Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

There are no postings at this time.

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