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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

April 1, 2017
Instructor – Microbiologist, Temporary Part-time

Employer: Vancouver Island University, Biology Department
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Closing Date: April 26, 2017

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Job Description

August 01, 2017 up to April 30, 2018

Leave Replacement: Appointment may be extended or end early, depending on return of incumbent.


  • Teaching BIOL 432 – Applied Microbiology, a third-year course with 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week during the fall 2017 semester.
  • Teaching BIOL 332 – Microbial Ecology, a third-year course with 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week during the spring 2018 semester.

See the on-line VIU course calendar at http://www.viu.ca/biology for course descriptions and program information.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Microbiology from an appropriately accredited institution. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom, including student support, departmental committee meetings and other initiatives. Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in Microbial Ecology or Applied Microbiology, post-doctoral and teaching experience, and demonstrated experience in developing courses at the post-secondary level.

Application Instructions

Please apply through the Vancouver Island University Human Resources site, competition number 17-4021:

Please submit:
Cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information for three (3) references.

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.

Application Contact:
Caroline Josefsson, PhD, Co-chair
Biology Department , Vancouver Island University
Email: caroline.josefsson@viu.ca
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext 2619

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