Sessional Lecturer Position in
Statistics Education: Part time position
The Department of Statistics at
the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, invites
applications for a sessional lecturer position in the UBC
Flexible Learning Initiative (http://flexible.learning.ubc.ca/), a multi-year program designed
to encourage flexible and innovative approaches in higher
We are currently seeking one
individual to work with faculty in the Statistics Department and
staff from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and
the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching to assist in the
development of modular on-line and in-class materials suitable
for use in any introductory statistics course taught at UBC or
any UBC course or lab with an introductory statistics component.
As a part of a larger
team, the incumbent will assist in the development of learning
objectives, identification of topics for which resources will be
developed, identification and classification of existing
resources, pedagogical rationale for the need for new resources,
and how new and existing resources will be used in the various
courses involved (e.g. as homework, pre-class exercises,
quizzes, clicker questions). The incumbent will also be
responsible for coordinating meetings with faculty and staff
from a variety of departments spanning many faculties and
tracking progress on the project.
Candidates should have completed
their MSc or Ph.D. in Statistics or a related field, with some
experience in teaching statistics.
Candidates should have excellent organizational,
interpersonal, and communication skills, and a strong personal
commitment to improving education within the discipline. English fluency is also
required. Experience in curriculum development, blended or
online learning, developing educational resources and
activities, and using the scholarship of
teaching and learning (SoTL) to inform practice
will be considered assets.
The initial appointment is for 8
months, and may be renewable depending on funding and
performance. The successful applicant
is expected to start no later than Jan 1 2014.
including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests
and teaching philosophy, and the names and complete contact
information (including phone and e- mail) of three references
can be submitted via email to
Attn: Committee on Appointments
Department of Statistics
University of British Columbia
3182 Earth Sciences Building
2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Review of the applications will
start on Monday, December 2, 2013 and will continue until the
position is filled.
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.