Sessional - BISC 333 - Developmental Biology - 1227 - Burnaby Campus

The following Sessional appointment is expected to be available in the Department of Biological Sciences during the FALL SEMESTER (August 29 to December 23, 2022).

SALARY  $6,817
Lectures M/W/F 11:30-12:20

Course Description: Classical and modern experimental approaches will be described for understanding development of embryos of several species having common and distinctive features. These approaches are at the organismal, cellular, molecular and genetic levels.

In addition to lectures, weekly responsibilities include Teaching Assistant (TA) training, and meeting with students. The sessional instructor is also responsible for giving exams and grading of the course with the help of the TAs.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Biology or related discipline, with a focus on developmental biology and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Recommended Qualifications: A master’s degree in Biology or related discipline, with a focus on developmental biology and a minimum of 4 months’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

To apply, please prepare in advance a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and contact information for three references as a single file in a portable document format (PDF, ~7MB Maximum size). When ready, submit via the on-line application form at:

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Stephens, Chair’s Secretary, at


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