Contractually Limited Appointment in Immunology – York University

Science - York UniversityDepartment of Biology, Faculty of Science

The Department of Biology, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a three-year Teaching Stream Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Immunology at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology with a focus on Immunology. A background in Immunology with university-level teaching experience in the field is required. The ability to teach subject areas such as genetics, virology, and others at the university-level, would be considered an asset. Creative educational initiatives and contributions to curriculum delivery and development will be expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Biology or a closely related discipline by the start date of appointment and demonstrated experience in science education, particularly post-PhD.

As a teaching-focused appointment, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses and a strong commitment to evidence-based pedagogy and student success through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and a record of pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to Immunology teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching.

The successful candidate should have experience teaching large classes as well as experience teaching with different delivery formats (e.g. lecture, blended, online, or flipped). , Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate will also demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation, excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team and within the department.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 15, 2021. All application materials are to be submitted in a single file to with “CLA Immunology” in the subject line. Applicants should submit a signed cover letter outlining professional experience relevant to this position, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a concise (20 pages maximum) teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and supports excellence and innovation in teaching (e.g. course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, etc). Applicants must provide context and reasons for what is included in the teaching dossier (e.g., annotated course materials).

Candidates selected for interviews will be required to ask three referees to provide strong letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

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York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Prof. Andrew White, Chair of the Search Committee at .

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form, which can be found at: Completed forms should be included with application package to with “CLA Immunology” in the subject line. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).”