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

MATH 221 Matrix Algebra

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

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 December 4, 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 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.

STAT 230 (3) 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.

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 16, 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 468/568 (3) Molecular Approaches in Ecology and Evolution

 Techniques for collecting molecular and population genetic data. Applications in ecology, evolution, and conservation. Characteristics of molecular markers, associated analytical approaches, emerging genomic technologies, and case studies.

 Applicants with a PhD in the discipline or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience are preferred. This course will be taught on-line/remotely, so applicants living anywhere in Canada may apply. Relocation to Kelowna, BC is not a requirement for hire.

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 December 23, 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 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 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

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 2019: Term 2 January to April 2021

EESC 111 Earth Science | Lecture only | Web-Oriented Course

Origin, structure and composition of Earth. Plate tectonics as the unifying mechanism for mountain building, formation of ocean basins, and assembly and break-up of continents. Minerals, rocks, Earth surface processes, geological maps, natural resources and hazards.

EESC 121 001 | Laboratories only | Web-Oriented Course

Earth Systems: Landscape Dynamics

Origin of rocks, oceans, atmosphere and the record of life on Earth. Scientific methods of studying Earth history. Geologic time, dating methods, the stratigraphic record. Organic evolution, the fossil record, and extinctions.

GEOG 109 101 | Laboratories only | Web-Oriented Course

Earth Systems: Landscape Dynamics

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

GEOG 109 101 | Lectures only | Web-Oriented Course

Earth Systems: Landscape Dynamics

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

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline, or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience preferred. Instructors are expected to teach and assess the courses entirely online. Previous experience and familiarity with the web-based learning management system Canvas is considered an asset. Applicants do not need to be based in Kelowna BC while instructing the courses.  They are required to have access to a reliable internet connect and a computer.

Interested applicants should forward a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching ability (i.e., course evaluations if available) and three letters of reference sent directly to the department by their referees. The deadline for receipt of applications for 2020 Winter Term 2 is November 12, 2020. Later applications will be considered if no suitable candidate is 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,
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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