Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Positions for Full-time and Part-time Sessionals

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

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Department of Biology

The Department of Biology of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at UBC, Okanagan campus, requires instructors to teach the following courses during the Winter Session, 2023W, Term 1. The courses are scheduled to be taught in person, on campus at UBC Okanagan, Kelowna.

2023W – TERM 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2023)

BIOL 117 (3) Evolution and Ecology (Lecture)

Tues / Thurs – 9:30am-11:00am

Evolutionary theory and its underlying genetic basis; population, community, ecosystem, and behavioral ecology. Specific case studies and current environmental concerns. Biol 117 is for non-science majors. It presents a broad overview of the process of evolution and how populations interact with their environments and each other. This is a lecture-only course.

BIOL 301 (3) Evolutionary Principles and Methods (Lecture)

Tues / Thurs – 3:30pm-5:00pm

An exploration of the field of Evolutionary Biology as an ongoing scientific endeavor. Current research methodology and development of concepts relating to the study of evolutionary change, adaptation, and the history of life will be examined. This is a lecture-only course.

BIOL 318 (3) Immunology (Lecture)

Mon / Wed – 11:00am-12:30pm

Introduction to concepts of immunology. Immune system, innate immunity and complement, adaptive immunity, cellular and humoral immune response, cytokines, T-cell activation, the major histocompatibility complex, antibody structure and genetics, immune system and cancer, AIDS, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity. This is a lecture-only course.

BIOL 341 (3) Neurobiology (Lecture)

Tues / Thurs – 3:30pm-5:00pm

The nervous system control of animal behavior. Examples include: sensory processing and communication, predator-prey interactions, migration, motor-coordination, daily and seasonal changes in activity, cellular mechanisms of learning and memory. This is a lecture-only course.

BIOL 375 (4.5) Flora and Fauna of Inland Waters (Lecture-Lab)

Wed / Fri – 3:30pm-5:00pm

Introduction to major groups of organisms in inland waters. Cyanobacteria, algae, plants, and animals; their ecology, evolution; conservation and their use in biomonitoring. This course requires students to collect specimens from the field, both in and outside of supervised lab sessions.

BIOL 380 (3) Food and Industrial Microbiology (Lecture)

Mon / Wed / Fri – 1:00pm-2:00pm

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). This is a lecture-only course.

BIOL 401 (3) Spatial Ecology (Lecture)

Tues / Thurs – 9:30-11:00am

Spatial patterns in ecology, exploring ways to describe variation and mechanisms that give rise to patterns. Dispersal, metapopulation and source-sink dynamics, connectivity and fragmentation, heterogeneity, disturbance, edges, and dynamics of geographical ranges. Credit will be granted for only one of BIOL 401 or BIOL 512. This is a lecture-only course.

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

Deadline for receipt of application is midnight on Monday, June 12, 2023.

Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to: Cheryl Craig at

For more information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Michael Deyholos at

Note: 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

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Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

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