Faculty Position, Science

Yukon University
Yukon University
Box 2799, 500 University Drive, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5K4, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
37.5 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Faculty Position, Science
School of Science
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Full time Permanent Position from: June 16, 2023
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Employment Opportunity No.: 23.28
Closing Date:  April 28, 2023

Yukon University at the Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in the School of Science. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and instruction of university-level courses in a wide variety of topics, including first-year Geography, Environmental Science, Resource Management and/or Land Management at the first year and second-year levels, but will also be comfortable developing material and instructing at advanced levels.
Applicants should have a PhD completed in the area of instruction (or a very closely related topic), for example in physical geography, climate science, natural resource management, land management, or environmental science. A candidate with an master’s degree will be considered if combined with extensive relevant experience. The successful candidate must show evidence of, or capacity for, excellence in teaching and supervision of under-graduate students (of all levels), enthusiasm for research in relevant subject areas or the practice of teaching and learning, and will have expertise in lab-based activities, hands-on practical activities conducted on the land, outdoor leadership, computer science, and some experience with data analysis. The successful applicant will be comfortable instructing students with varied backgrounds and skill levels using varied instructional techniques important in northern and small communities, with students potentially accessing learning materials remotely.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate and contribute whenever possible to university service, such as committees and governance, faculty meetings, events, reconciliation and Indigenization activities and initiatives.
Experience in the following will be considered assets:

  • teaching post-secondary courses in applied sciences and/or resource management in a dynamic environment,
  • an understanding and basic knowledge of northern First Nations,
  • experience working with indigenous and culturally diverse students,
  • teaching experience using alternative delivery formats, 
  • research in applied sciences, land management and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Application packages should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an outline of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations).
Yukon College became Yukon University in May of 2020, achieving objectives of previous strategic plans through extensive consultation to provide inclusive and quality educational experiences and in doing so, making positive change. The values of Yukon University include northern identity and culture, innovation and discovery, inclusiveness and diversity, leadership and accountability, achievement, and academic excellence, among others. The most recent strategic directions of Yukon University include taking our place in advancing reconciliation and to be leaders for the common good. A successful candidate must represent these commitments upon the start date for this position, or soon thereafter.

All qualified candidates will be considered; however, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents living in the northern regions of Canada, those that have worked in indigenous communities, or those of indigenous background.

For additional information please contact:

Tara Stehelin, Chair, School of Science, Applied Science and Management Division
Email: tstehelin@yukonu.ca
Website: www.yukonu.ca/school/science
Phone: (867) 456-6957

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