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Posting number 2018.024
Position Sessional Faculty, Biology
Department Biology, Faculty of Science
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (sessional)
Contract timeline Summer 2018 (May - August)
Review date March 16, 2018

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

The Biology Department is seeking sessional faculty to teach the following courses:

Biology 111 – Introductory Biology I (5 credits)

Prerequisite(s): one of Biology 11 or BIO 083 with a C+ or better and one of Chemistry 12, CHEM 093, or CHEM 110 with a C or better; or one of Biology 12 or BIO 093 with a C+ or better and one of Chemistry 11, Chemistry 12, CHEM 083, CHEM 093, or CHEM 110 with a C or better. This course is for majors in biology and for career programs, such as dentistry, education, forestry, medicine, agriculture, etc., that require a rigorous treatment of current concepts in biology. The course will emphasize the molecular and cellular basis of life, biochemical processes, cellular structure and function, and genetics.

BIO 112 – Introductory Biology II (5 credits)

Prerequisites(s): BIO 111. This course continues the study begun in BIO 111 of the principles of biology. This course includes a study of the interaction of organisms with one another and their physical environment as they relate to the anatomy and physiology of plant and animal systems, the diversity of life on the planet, and evolution.

BIO 220 – Genetics (4 credits)

Prerequisites(s): one of the following: (BIO 112 and CHEM 114, both with a C+ or better) or (BIO 111, [CHEM 110 or CHEM 113], and [two of the following: AGRI 123, AGRI 124, AGRI 129, AGRI 163, AGRI 203, AGRI 204, or AGRI 220], all with a C+ or better). This introductory genetics course deals with the principles and concepts of transmission of genetic information in all living organisms. The function of a gene will also be studied at the molecular level.


 Minimum qualification of MSc (PhD or DVM preferred). Post-secondary teaching experience and familiarity with UFV will be considered assets.

How to apply

Please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by March 16, 2018, referring to posting #2018.24 to: 


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

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