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 2021.

Term 1 (September 7 – December 22, 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 122 Computer Fluency

Introduction to computer skills (electronic communication, websites, Internet, document editing, programming, data analysis using spreadsheets/databases) and concepts (information representation, abstraction, algorithmic thinking). Course objectives are lifelong productivity and understanding of technology in society.

 COSC 304 Introduction to Databases
Databases from a user’s perspective: querying with SQL, designing with UML, and using programs to analyze data. Construction of database-driven applications and websites and experience with current database technologies.

COSC 328 – Introduction to Networks
The five-layer Internet architecture using TCP/IP: application, transport, network, link, and physical. Topics include web protocols, network programming, routing, addressing, congestion control, error handling, Ethernet, wireless networks, security, multimedia transmission, and network management.

DATA 405 (3) Modelling and Simulation

Numeric dynamic systems models and emphasis on discrete stochastic systems. State description of models, common model components, entities. Common simulation language. Simulation using algebraic languages. Simulation methodology: data collection, model design, output analysis, optimization, validation. Elements of queuing theory, relationship to simulation. Applications to computer systems models.

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 August 3, 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.

COSC 407/COSC 507 – Introduction to Parallel Computing
Design and implementation of parallel programs including theoretical computer models, parallel architectures (distributed, multicore, GPU), and standard parallel libraries.

DATA 101 Making Predictions with Data

Introduction to the techniques and software for handling real-world data. Topics include data cleaning, visualization, simulation, basic modelling, and prediction making.

DATA 532 – Algorithms and Data Structure
Data structures including lists, queues, stacks, hash tables, trees and graphs. Recursion. Searching and sorting. Asymptotic complexity. Restricted to students in the MDS program.

DATA 542  Data Wrangling

Manipulation of data using software tools. Data conversion, filtering, sorting, grouping, cleaning, parsing. Automation.

DATA 543 Data Collection

Fundamental techniques in the collection of data. Focus will be devoted to understanding the effects of randomization, restrictions on randomization, repeated measures and blocking on the model fitting.

DATA 580 Modelling and Simulation I

Pseudorandom number generation, testing and transformation to other discrete and continuous data types. Introduction to Poisson processes and the simulation of data from predictive models, as well as temporal and spatial models.

MATH 100 Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering

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

MATH 116 Calculus I for Management and Economics

The derivative; limits; rate of change; derivatives of algebraic, logarithmic, trigonometric and exponential functions; applications to marginal analysis; elasticity of demand; optimization and curve-sketching, Newtons Method and Taylor polynomials. Credit will be granted for only one of MATH 116 or MATH 100.

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 August 9, 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.

MATH 125 Pre-Calculus

Prepares students for a calculus course. Functions and their graphs; inverse functions; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities; matrices; determinants; complex numbers; binomial theorem; sequences; series; conic sections.

PHYS 215 Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics at an intermediate level. Temperature, heat and work, the First Law, heat transfer, heat engines, entropy, and the Second Law.

STAT 121 Elementary Statistics

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

STAT 124 Business Statistics

Introduction to surveys and simple sampling strategies; descriptive methods for one and two variables; frequency distributions; correlation and regression; descriptive methods for time series and index numbers; and probability and relationship to statistical inference.

 

Term 2 (January 10 – April 29, 2022)

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 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.

COSC 301  Introduction to Data Analytics

COSC  320 Analysis of Algorithms

Design and analysis of algorithms, illustrated from various problem areas. Models of computation, choice of data structures, space and time efficiency, computation complexity, algorithms for searching, sorting and graph-theoretic problems, NP-complete problems.

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 July 9, 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:

John Braun
University of British Columbia – Okanagan
Science 388
1177 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Phone: 1-250-807-8032

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.

Techniques for computation, analysis, and visualization of data using software. Manipulation of small and large data sets. Automation using scripting. Real-world applications from life sciences, physical sciences, economics, engineering, or psychology.

DATA 581 Modelling and Simulation II

Markov chains and their applications, for example, queueing and Markov Chain Monte Carlo.

DATA 583 Advanced Predictive Modelling

Multiple linear regressions. Splines. Smoothing. Generalized additive models.

MATH 100 Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering

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

PHYS 216 Mechanics I

Review of kinematics, Newton’s laws, angular momentum, and fixed axis rotation. Rigid body motion, central forces, non-inertial frames of reference.

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 124 Business Statistics

Introduction to surveys and simple sampling strategies; descriptive methods for one and two variables; frequency distributions; correlation and regression; descriptive methods for time series and index numbers; and probability and relationship to statistical inference.

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 June 30, 2021. 

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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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, 2020W, Term 1.

 

TERM 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2021)

BIOL 312 (3) Virology

Study of viral agents of infectious disease in eukaryotes. Viral pathogens investigated with respect to classification, structure, replication, mechanisms of pathogenesis, clinical disease caused, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control. Topics include properties and uses of antiviral agents, production and use of vaccines, and bioterrorism.

 

TERM 2 (January 1 to April 30, 2022)

BIOL 312 (3) Virology

Study of viral agents of infectious disease in eukaryotes. Viral pathogens investigated with respect to classification, structure, replication, mechanisms of pathogenesis, clinical disease caused, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control. Topics include properties and uses of antiviral agents, production and use of 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 Barb Lucente at lucente@ubc.ca.

Deadline for receipt of application is July 31, 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 1, May 16  – June 30, 2021

CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry

Structure, bonding, and physical properties of aliphatic and aromatic compounds; conformational analysis, stereochemistry, and NMR spectroscopy; substitution and elimination reactions of alkyl halides; ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones.

 CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry for Biological Sciences I

Structure, bonding, and physical properties of organic compounds; conformational analysis, stereochemistry, and chirality; reactions of alkenes, alkyl halides, and alcohols. Emphasis will be placed on biological applications.

 

Term 1   September 1 – December 31, 2021

 BIOC 310  Plant Chemistry

Chemical constituents of plants, their synthesis, their contribution to key metabolic processes, and the regulation of their biosynthesis. Synthesis of alkaloids, secondary metabolites, nutrients, and bioactive compounds. Discovery of new phytochemicals and human uses of plants.

BIOC 410  Nucleic Acids – Structure and Function

Chemical, physical, and biological properties of nucleic acids and their role in replication, transcription, translation, and regulation of expression of genetic material.

 CHEM 211 Analytical Chemistry

Statistical analysis and errors of measurement, method development and validation, solution equilibria as applied to analysis, analysis of acids and bases, analytical electrochemistry, chemical separation, introduction to gas and liquid chromatography.

 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 461  Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Integrated laboratory course designed to illustrate principles of modern analytical chemistry.

 

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

 

Term 2, July 4 – August 19, 2021

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 April 2, 2021. Reference letters may be requested. Please send application documents in electronic format using WORD or PDF files to the Head pro tem in the Department of Chemistry: 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.”

 

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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 2021: Term 1 September to December 2021

EESC 106 The Catastrophic Earth | Lecture | Online Course
The causes, physical characteristics, and consequences of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, severe weather, landslides, tsunamis, floods, meteor impact, and mass extinctions.

EESC/GEOG 222 Geomorphology | Lecture and Laboratories | Online Course
Landform assemblages and processes of landscape evolution on Earth. Fundamental concepts, including system equilibrium, thresholds, complex response to external forces, and scale dependency, with application to mountains, rivers, coasts, and glaciated terrain. Laboratory exercises require field work in lab time.

EESC 342 Hydrogeology | Lecture and Laboratories | Online Course
Introduction to the theory of groundwater flow; flow nets; regional groundwater resource evaluation; well hydraulics.

EESC 502 Environmetrics | Lecture | Online Course
Foundation for the use of statistical concepts/methods in environmental sciences (ES) and management. Overview of methodology relevant to ES, followed by the study of specific topics drawn from current or classical environmental problems. Emphasis on scientific problem solving using statistical methods. Integration of the formulation of objectives, study design, and quantitative methods will guide the study of chosen topics. Key component: the role and use of statistical software packages.

GEOG 108 Earth Systems: Weather, Climate, and Life | Lecture | Online Course
Principles and processes that govern the functions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Interactions between these environmental systems and human activity.

 
WINTER SESSION 2021: Term 2 January to April 2022

EESC 106 The Catastrophic Earth | Lecture | Online Course
The causes, physical characteristics, and consequences of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, severe weather, landslides, tsunamis, floods, meteor impact, and mass extinctions.

EESC 309 | Lecture | Online Course
Functional processes and reactions of our living planet. Cycles of materials and energy among the atmosphere, lithosphere, and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Case studies on the degradation of ecosystem function from anthropogenic alterations of natural cycles.

EESC 350 Exploration Geophysics | Lecture and Laboratories | Online Course
Instrumentation, application, and limitations of gravity, magnetic, electromagnetic, electrical, acoustic, and seismic methods in the exploration for mineral and energy resources and in engineering applications.

EESC 502 Environmetrics | Lecture | Online Course
Foundation for the use of statistical concepts/methods in environmental sciences (ES) and management. Overview of methodology relevant to ES, followed by the study of specific topics drawn from current or classical environmental problems. Emphasis on scientific problem solving using statistical methods. Integration of the formulation of objectives, study design, and quantitative methods will guide the study of chosen topics. Key component: the role and use of statistical software packages.

Applicants with a PhD in the discipline, or a related discipline, and relevant research and post-secondary teaching experience preferred.  Course components listed as ‘online’ must be taught and assessed fully 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 but must reside in Canada and have Canadian citizenship or residency. Instructors are required to have access to a reliable internet connect and a computer.

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 2021 Winter Term is July 15, 2021.  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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