Open Positions

Sessional Lecturer – 2024 Winter Term 1 + 2 (NSCI 140 – The Learning Brain)

Applications are invited for a part-time Sessional Lecturer position in 2024 Winter Term 1 + 2.  NSCI 140 – The Learning Brain – 3 credits.

NSCI 140 – The Learning Brain

Course Description

The NSCI 140 3-credit first-year science-credit course will be open to all UBC students and provide them with an introduction to the field of neuroscience, with special emphasis on neuroplasticity, neuroeducation, and brain function more generally. The expected salary amount for the position is $15,000 per course section.

Job Description

Primary duties include teaching in-person interactive classes twice a week to undergraduate students and providing feedback and grades on assignments, as needed.  Additional duties include collaborating with graduate teaching assistants and attending teaching team meetings. The course terms run from September 3 to December 21, 2024 and from January 6 to April 27, 2025.

Candidates should have a MSc or PhD in in the field of neuroscience, and neuroscience teaching experience at the post-secondary level–ideally with experience providing students with engaging and interactive lessons.  Experience with the Canvas learning management system is an asset.  Experience in the field of neuroeducation or the study of neuroplasticity is also an asset.

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 of Canada will be given priority.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and cover letter. Names of references will be requested from short-listed candidates. The applicant deadline is May 31, 2024. Applications should be emailed to the neuroscience program director, Dr. Steven Barnes at sjb@psych.ubc.ca .