International Lecturer, Water Science
The Department of Biology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time definite term Lecturer position in Water Science. The successful candidate will teach five lecture courses per year in Biology (e.g., Ecology, Diversity of Life) and Earth and Environmental Science (e.g., Hydrology, Introductory Earth and Environmental Science). This position will support a joint program with the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China, requiring the successful candidate to teach several of the courses in Wuhan (in English) for part of each year. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will have a substantial role in advising students and in further developing the Water Science undergraduate program, which is a joint program of the Biology and Earth and Environmental Science departments. Details concerning the Water Science program may be found at: http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/page/SCI-Honours-Env-Sci-Water-Sci-Specialization
While the appointment will be made initially for a three-year term, this position fills a critical role in the program; it is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be considered for a permanent appointment as a Continuing Lecturer during a second three-year term.
Applicants should have strong training and demonstrated excellence in Biology or Earth and Environmental Science, but must be willing to develop the expertise to teach in the other area at an introductory level. A relevant doctoral degree is required; postdoctoral experience is desired. They should have established an outstanding teaching record or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at all introductory and intermediate levels within the Water Science undergraduate curriculum. Teaching experience in an international setting or program, while not essential, will be considered an asset.
The salary range of this position at the Lecturer rank is $70,000 to $90,000 for 12 months. Anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019.
The University of Waterloo is in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 330,000) in southwestern Ontario, about 100 km west of Toronto. The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation for teaching Biology and Earth and Environmental Science at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and it offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including new teaching facilities in the Science Teaching Complex, opened in 2016. The University of Waterloo is also home to the world’s largest co-operative education program, where students gain work experience during work terms as part of their degree program. This is an attractive option for students entering the Water Science program. Additional information about the Faculty of Science and the University of Waterloo can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/science/.
The closing date for complete applications is 11 January 2019. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (up to 5 pages), and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:
Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Dr. Hugh Broders, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.
Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.
- Faculty positions from Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF): Global Water Futures
- Faculty positions from University of Waterloo's Human Resources department
Graduate student and postdoctoral positions
- Visit our available graduate positions page.
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