Science Education Specialist Position - Department of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of Science Education Specialist (SES).

This position is a Faculty of Science-funded education specialist embedded in the Department of Chemistry at UBC’s Point Grey Campus.  The successful applicant will have disciplinary expertise in chemistry, in addition to proficiency in pedagogy and evidence-based practices.  The incumbent will be working with faculty instructors, focusing initially on our first-year lecture and laboratory programs, where they will mentor faculty when implementing new teaching methods and materials.  From time to time, the incumbent will teach undergraduate courses, particularly when teaching will help advance course pedagogy.  This role will be a resource, guide, and support within the Department of Chemistry that will lead scholarship of teaching and learning projects, advise the faculty on teaching and learning practices and work with them on course and curriculum revisions, evaluations, and pedagogical improvement projects.

This appointment is for two years initially, with the possibility of renewal. The appointment will be made at the M&P educational programming level B. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For the complete job posting, and to apply, go to the UBC Staff Careers website Job ID #28053. The closing date for this posting is November 24th, 2017.

Jay Wickenden, Ph.D.
Instructor 1| Faculty of Science | Department of Chemistry
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver