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 during the Winter Sessions of 2020.

TERM 2 (January 1- April 30, 2021)

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 123 Computer Creativity

A hands-on introduction to programming and computer-based problem solving and creativity. Experience with application development including storytelling, graphics, games, and networking.

DATA 410 Regression and Generalized Linear Models

Regression, linear models, generalized linear models, additive models, generalized additive models, mixed models.

DATA 599 – Capstone (May 3-June 25, 2021)

A capstone design project designed to give students experience in performing data science on a complex multi-disciplinary project

PHYS 232 (3) 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.

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.

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. Deadline for application is October 14, 2020.

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. W. John Braun (ubcokb5-g-DeptHead@mail.ubc.ca). All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

PHYS 331 Experimental Physics I

Selected advanced physics experiments in solid-state physics, fluid dynamics, particle physics, astrophysics, optics, nonlinear dynamics or electromagnetism. Emphasis on experimental design and construction, including machine shop training.

PHYS 328 Experimental Physics I

Variational calculus, the Lagrangian Method applied to a variety of problems, weak anharmonic perturbations of normal-mode systems, Hamilton’s equations of motion, phase space, Liouville’s theorem, chaos in Hamiltonian systems, rigid-body rotations in three dimensions, Lagrangian formulation of relativistic mechanics, and the Virial theorem.

PHYS 400 Introduction to Elementary Particles

Standard model, classification of elementary particles and forces of nature, symmetries, conservation laws, quark model, quantum electrodynamics, quantum chromodynamics, and the theory of weak interactions.

PHYS 402 Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Quantum mechanical methods and concepts emphasizing operator algebra approaches. Commutation relations; quantum dynamics; approximation methods including stationary-state and time-dependent perturbation theory; interaction of radiation with matter; identical particles.

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.

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. Deadline for application is August 3, 2020.

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. W. John Braun (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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Biology

The Department of Biology of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires instructors to teach the following courses during the Winter Session, 2020W, Term 2.

TERM 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2021)

BIOL 314 (3) Medical Microbiology

Bacterial and fungal agents of infectious animal diseases. Physiology and structure, mechanisms of pathogenesis, immunological response, clinical disease caused, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control. Properties and uses of antibacterial and antifungal agents, resistance, vaccines, and bioterrorism.

BIOL 363 (4.5) 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.

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 October 21, 2020. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: Barb Lucente at barb.lucente@ubc.ca or mail documents to:

Barb Lucente, Senior Administrative Assistant
Department of Biology
University of British Columbia – Okanagan
SCI 155, 1177 Research Road, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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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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 2020. Teaching duties normally include the laboratory component of the courses.

Term 2, July 5 – August 20, 2020

CHEM 123 Physical and Organic Chemistry

Principles of equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics. Introductory organic chemistry: stereochemistry; substitution, elimination, and oxidation-reduction reactions.

CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry

Mechanistic analysis of chemical reactivity of common functional groups, with focus on carbonyl chemistry; aromaticity and aromatic substitution; functional group transformations in organic synthesis; carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, heterocycles.

CHEM 214 Organic Chemistry for Biological Sciences II

Mechanistic description of aromatic substitution, reactions of carbonyl compounds and amines, oxidation/reduction reactions. Chemistry of carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, lipids, nucleotides. Chemical principles of biological catalysis and metabolism.

Review of the applications will begin immediately. Deadline for receipt of applications for the summer session is March 25, 2020. Reference letters may be requested. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to the Acting Head in the Department of Chemistry: Karen.Perry@ubc.ca or send documents to:

Karen Perry PhD
Acting Head– Chemistry
Associate Professor – Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences
UBC – Okanagan
Science Building 207
1177 Research Road
Kelowna, BC  V1V 1V7
250-807-9570
Karen.perry@ubc.ca

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Karen Perry (Karen.Perry@ubc.ca). All positions are subject to funding and enrolment.

 “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.”

The Chemistry Department of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires one or more instructors to teach the following courses during the Terms 1 and 2 of Winter Session 2020-2021.

Term 1   September 1 – December 31, 2020

CHEM 317 (3) Environmental Physical Organic Chemistry

Basic physiochemical processes governing the fate, transport, distribution, properties, and reactions of anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment including pesticides and herbicides. Includes aspects of the photochemistry, structure-activity relationships, detection, toxicology, remediation, and social impact of such compounds.

CHEM 304 Advanced Physical Chemistry Labs

Review of thermodynamics concepts; solution thermodynamics; electrochemistry; chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, colloid science. Emphasis on applications of thermodynamics to both chemical and biochemical systems.

CHEM 305 Biophysical Chemistry Labs

Diffusion and transport phenomena of biomolecules. Interaction of radiation and matter in biochemical systems. Methods to determine molar mass, size, and shape of biomolecules in solution.

CHEM 412 Methods in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Chemical analysis of biological samples including: solid and liquid phase solvent extraction protocols, bioassay-guided fractionation, analytical method development and validation, complex separations and matrix effects, bioinformatics, metabolomics, and proteomics.

Term 2   January 1 – April 30, 2020

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 wave functions, angular momentum, spin, atomic term symbols.

CHEM 462 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Integrated laboratory course designed to illustrate principles of modern inorganic chemistry

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 Jennifer Kuntz, 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 1, 2020. 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, Acting Head 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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Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

There are no postings at this time.

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