Visiting Teaching Opportunity – Science Communication
Come teach exceptional students in a hands-on coastal learning environment.
We are looking for an instructor to co-teach Science Communication (July 2-19, 2019) alongside Dr. Bob Holmes. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in social media to complement Dr. Holmes’ expertise in traditional science journalism.
BMSC educational programs focus on marine and coastal environments, and include short programs for middle and high school students, multi-week courses for undergraduate and graduate credit, and multi-day workshops. Researchers visiting from around the world create an inspiring intellectual environment. BMSC is an important member of the local community of Bamfield and works collaboratively with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, the Alberni-Clayoquot regional district, Parks Canada, the RCMP, and the Coastguard.
Our Summer Courses inspire investigation, promote critical thinking, and offer opportunities for independent research. BMSC courses are immersive, requiring intense commitment from students, TA’s, and Instructors (Summer courses run in 3 or 6 week blocks). Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday, with some work expected from students over the weekend.
Science Communication will explore the ways scientific information reaches the public, whether communicated by scientists themselves or by journalists, press officers, and other intermediaries. Students will learn what these communications channels are, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and what makes science newsworthy. Students will develop their own work in social media, blogs, press releases, and journalistic writing, and they will study and critique the work of others, both their fellow students and professionals.
Required Qualifications and Experience
To Apply, please submit the following information in a single *.pdf via email to Dr. Chris Neufeld (Associate Director, Education):
This position will remain open until filled.
Member University Faculty may have additional arrangements to facilitate this opportunity and are encouraged to apply.