Assistant Professor/Lecturer

Thompson Rivers University - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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Assistant Professor, Faculty, Tenure-track, Bipartite

The Department of Biological Sciences at Thompson Rivers University is made up of a diverse, collaborative group of faculty offering a B.Sc. degree with majors in: Biology; Animal Biology; Ecology and Environmental Biology; Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology; and, in collaboration with the Department of Physical Sciences, Chemical Biology. Core to these majors is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as collaboration within the Department and with colleagues across campus. The successful candidate will support our undergraduate Honours program and develop a positive environment in which students are encouraged to grow as independent learners and critical thinkers. Faculty are encouraged to be reflective teachers and engage with supporting programs such as the TRU Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Our research philosophy emphasizes cross-disciplinary approaches. Research themes include: the evolutionary frameworks guiding fundamental and applied ecology; responses of humans and diverse organisms—and communities-to external stressors, including biochemical responses; the use of classical and modern statistical, bioinformatic, and genomic tools to interrogate hypotheses and develop solutions for environmental problems.

Currently, the Department includes Faculty with expertise in marine and terrestrial invertebrate biology, as well as insect, bird, bat, plant, microbial (Bacteria, Archaea, fungi), and human biology.

We are currently seeking a Biochemist with broad scholarly teaching experience in biochemistry. The ideal candidate will have experience with techniques that could include radioisotope tracer methodology, liquid chromatography, GC-MS, fluorescent labelling/tagging, gene cloning, heterologous protein production, protein purification, enzyme kinetics, mutagenesis, RNAseq, and quantitative PCR or other biochemical tools. This candidate will contribute to the core themes of the Department, Faculty and University.

The desired candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, with strong undergraduate teaching and mentorship experience (post-doctoral experience preferred).

Responsibilities include:
1. Contributing to teaching at the undergraduate level (across all years), including supervision of student projects in Biology and Chemical Biology. Courses taught may include lecture courses and advanced laboratory courses, for example: BIOL 1110 and/or 1210 (Principles of Biology I&II), BIOL 3130 (Introduction to Biochemistry), BIOL 3200 (Immunology), BIOL 3230 (Biochemistry II), BIOL 4150 (Biochemical Techniques 1), BIOL 4350 (Regulation of Gene Expression), BIOL 3510 (Plant Physiology), BIOL 3310 (Developmental Biology); CHEM 4450 (Advanced Chemical Biology).

2. Developing new exercises/activities for biochemistry and chemical biology labs.

3. Participating in Departmental, Faculty and University committees.

We are seeking an exceptional educator and scientist who is committed to undergraduate education. The candidate must have:

1. A PhD in a discipline involving biochemistry

2. Undergraduate teaching and mentorship experience

3. The ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public

4. Extensive experience with lab-based biochemical techniques

5. A record of collaborative research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals

Applicants should send a CV and detailed teaching dossier.

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview
Pay Band
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Science -> Biological Sciences

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers 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, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.