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Professor, Biology (Invertebrate Zoologist)

Vancouver Island University
Job Location:
Nanaimo, British Columbia

MATTER HERE. At Vancouver Island University, your work matters.

We invite applications for the permanent, full-time role of Professor, Biology (Invertebrate Zoologist) from accomplished university educators seeking to join a collegial department where teaching innovation and student success are highly valued. We seek applicants who share our passion for high-quality undergraduate education and can skillfully infuse their teaching with their scholarly work.


Teaching responsibilities for the Professor, Biology (Invertebrate Zoologist) will include both lecture and laboratory / field components of lower-level foundational courses in biology and specialized upper-level courses.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach existing upper-level courses in areas that include invertebrate zoology, entomology, and/or parasitology. There will be an opportunity to develop and teach new courses in the applicant's area of expertise.

For further information, please see the Biology Department's website (


  • Ph.D. in Biology from an appropriately accredited institution
  • A specialty in invertebrate zoology (e.g., entomology, parasitology, and/or physiological ecology)
  • Demonstration of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level
  • Ability to conduct a research program that focuses on the training of undergraduate
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service.
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom and workplace.


View the full position profile and apply online by 26-Jan-2022. To be considered for this position, please submit your CV/Resume, a Cover Letter that includes teaching and research philosophy / interests and fit for the position, teaching evaluations, and the name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference.

Vancouver Island University is committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.


Vancouver Island University is a primarily undergraduate, teaching-focused institution with approximately 14,000 students offering a diverse range of programs from technical trade diplomas to four-year bachelor’s degrees. The main campus is located in Nanaimo and provides easy access to marine, forest, and alpine environments. The Faculty of Science & Technology has several unique facilities including the 690-hectare VIU Forest, the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, the Centre for Shellfish Research, the International Centre for Sturgeon Studies, and the Applied Environmental Research Lab, as well as newly acquired climate-controlled growth chambers and molecular lab equipment. VIU was once again named one of British Columbia's top 100 employers in 2021, and Nanaimo is a fast-growing city of 90,000 people with numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and a balanced “island” lifestyle; for more information, visit

VIU employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit plan for them and their families; ample holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan that takes the worry out of retirement. As part of the VIU campus community, you will work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and be provided with tools and training that inspires and promotes learning.

The VIU community shares its collective gratitude with the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose traditional, unceded territories we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. With hands raised to honour the original stewards of this place, we say Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw Mustimuxw.

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