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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Job posting that is suitable for a bryologist at UBC, Vancouver

UPDATED MARCH 22: Closing date for all applications has been extended to April 4, 2016.

Biodiversity Instructor, Department of Botany

The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track faculty teaching position at the rank of Instructor I. UBC Botany ( is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level.

 A PhD in algal, fungal, or bryophyte biology is required, with preference for experience in collections-based research. The candidate is expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

 The Instructor will teach first year biology, as well as biodiversity teaching, including organismal biology courses (e.g., phycology, mycology, and/or bryology) and participation in collections-based education through the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. As a member of the UBC Professor of Teaching stream, the candidate is expected to demonstrate promise of educational leadership in enhancing biodiversity awareness throughout the Biology curriculum, as well as contributing to the sustainability pathway in Biology. The Instructor is expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. The service component may include curatorial and outreach duties in the UBC Herbarium.

 The successful candidate must possess strong communication, leadership, and collaboration skills in order to build bridges between the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Biology program. Experience in scientific outreach or curriculum development related to biodiversity or organismal biology is desirable.

 The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Closing date for all applications has been extended to April 4, 2016.
Applications should include a CV, contact information for references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching philosophy, and a one page statement on the importance of biodiversity teaching. Applications should be directed to Jessica Sui, Botany Faculty HR Manager, (jobs dot  botany  at

 UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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