Physiology & Biophysics

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Position Title Part-Time Academic PHYL 1001, 1011, 1002, 1012
Posting Number PTAP949P
Department/Unit Physiology & Biophysics
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver engaging physiology courses to large, first-year students,  (PHYL 1001, 1011, 1002, 1012), in accordance with established learning objectives and syllabi, in the fall 2021 and winter 2022.
  • Design and implement active learning tasks to support and encourage students’ learning of physiological concepts in face-to-face, hybrid, and online educational settings.
  • Implement, manage, and fairly evaluate diverse assessments in accordance with the established syllabi.
  • Administrative duties related to the assigned courses (e.g. grade submission).
  • Hire, train, manage, and supervise a team of teaching assistants (TAs) to support the face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery of first-year physiology courses.
  • Communicate promptly and respectfully with a diverse body of students, both in person and via technology (e.g. email, video meetings, etc.), with the aim to support students’ course experience.
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty members to ensure consistent and effective delivery of instruction.
  • Use course-specific Brightspace sites to communicate with students about course-related matters, and enhance the delivery of instruction.
  • Create safe, respectful, and welcoming learning environments so that all students — including under-represented groups — feel supported and valued.
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
MSc in Physiology
Experience with, and awareness of, first-year physiology context, challenges, and opportunities
Prior experience as a teaching assistant in first-year physiology courses at Dalhousie is a strong asset
Ability and motivation to deliver high-quality instruction both face-to-face and via technology (including, but not limited, to Brightspace, Collaborate, Panopto)
Ability and motivation to relate to and communicate effectively with large classes of first-year students
Ability and motivation to create safe, respectful, and student-centred learning environments
Availability to teach in-person at pre-determined times (Fridays from 2:35-4:25PM during the fall 2021 semester and Mondays 3:35-4:25PM & Tuesdays 12:05-12:55PM during the winter 2022 semester)
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Term of appointment September 2021 – April 2022
Open Date 07/16/2021
Close Date 07/30/2021
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. List of referees