Assistant Professor, Biology

Requirements

Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3200 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The Department of Biology at CBU invites applications for an eight-month term sabbatical replacement position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in September 2016, subject to budget approval. Required teaching responsibilities include a third-year Human Physiology course (lecture & labs) in the fall and winter semester for biology students, nutrition students, and students interested in health professional programs (medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, pharmacy), and a second-year Human Physiology for Nursing course (lecture & labs) in the winter semester for students applying or already admitted to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (BScN). Departmental service and supervision of research students is also expected.

Responsibilities

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biology and previous teaching experience in the field of human physiology.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

Distance, online, and/or blended courses may be assigned as part of the regular teaching load. A willingness to teach internationally would be considered an asset. 

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number BIOL1604, a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly writing and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. April 18, 2016. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

Website: www.cbu.ca/careers

email: humanresources@ns.aliantzinc.ca