Sessional Lecturer Position in Statistics

The Department of Statistics ( at the University of British Columbia (, Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer position for the period January 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017. The successful applicant will teach a graduate-level course in statistical methods for high dimensional biology using already prepared course material. The position requires the ability to provide effective instruction to both Statistics and Bioinformatics graduate students, knowledge of current statistical methods for bioinformatics with application to high dimensional genomics data, and familiarity with R and Github. The ability to facilitate group projects is desirable. Normally, a PhD in Statistics or Bioinformatics or a related field is preferred, but candidates who have completed a relevant Master’s degree with proven experience, or who are currently registered in a relevant PhD program and meet the UBC eligibility criteria, will be considered.
Application including a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and complete contact information (including phone and e-mail) of three references can be submitted via email to the address below, quoting Reference No:  2017-540 in the Subject line:

SUBJECT:  Ref:  2017-540

Attn:  Committee on Appointments

Department of Statistics
University of British Columbia
3182 Earth Sciences Building
2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

Review of the applications will start on Monday, September 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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