Hello Geoed-Research list,
We are advertising for a new science education position at the University of
British Columbia (ad and link below).  Please pass on to anyone you think
might be interested.

Sara Harris

Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences
University of British Columbia

Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) at the University of
British Columbia invites applications for Lecturer for the Carl Wieman
Science Education Initiative (CWSEI), an ongoing five-year initiative to
reshape science education ( The appointment will
be for one year initially and may be renewable for up to three years.  

We seek an individual to join an existing team in revising EOS courses to
emphasize objective-based teaching, learning and assessment.
Responsibilities include working with EOS faculty and CWSEI staff to: (1)
develop learning goals, assessments, and pedagogy for specific courses, (2)
administer and evaluate assessments of student learning and of student
attitudes toward science, (3) supervise and guide development and testing of
teaching and learning materials, including web-based learning resources, and
(4) contribute to EOS curriculum development and to research efforts in

Candidates must have (1) a Masters degree or higher (PhD preferred) in
Earth, Ocean, or Atmospheric Sciences, (2) undergraduate teaching
experience, (3) excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication
skills, and (4) a strong personal commitment to science education.  English
fluency is also required. Experience in educational materials or curriculum
development, on-line teaching, project management, and familiarity with
current pedagogical research will be considered assets.  Candidates with
background in oceanography or atmospheric science are particularly
encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the
names and complete contact information (including phone, fax and e-mail) of
three references to: Dr. Sara Harris, Department of Earth and Ocean
Sciences, The University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver,
BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4, email: [log in to unmask] Review of
applications will begin on February 10, 2008, and will continue until the
position is filled.  

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We
encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent
Residents of Canada will be given priority. The position is subject to final
budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and

Ad also posted at 

Dr. Sara E. Harris
Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of British Columbia
6339 Stores Rd.
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V6T 1Z4
604-822-9651 (office)
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