Part-Time Professor - Applied Environmental Microbiology
Durham College
Oshawa, Canada
5d ago

Durham College is seeking an experienced and motivated professional who shares our commitment to quality and student success.

The School of Science and Engineering Technology requires a part-time professor to teach MICR 2132 Applied Environmental Microbiology.

A one semester course designed to introduce the student to the theory and application of environmental microbiology. The lecture and labs will introduce the concepts of ecosystems (aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric) at the microbial level and demonstrate how they impact on higher life forms and systems.

The study of aquatic systems includes the description and significance of waterborne pathogens and indicator organisms. Also included is the microbiological analysis and evaluation of water samples.

Practical applications extrapolate this information to water and wastewater treatment and testing. The study of terrestrial environments includes biogeochemical cycles and energy flow within the ecosystem and the microorganisms’ involvement.

This information is applied to bioremediation and site reclamation. The concepts of biotechnology and its uses in assessment and clean-up of environmental problems are introduced.

Aero-microbiology and its significance are also included in the course. Practical lab exercises reinforce the theoretical principles of the lecture and provide the student with methodologies used by environmental laboratories to comply with current standards and practices.


Part-time recruitment is ongoing and is dependent on when courses are being taught and the need for faculty to teach. Part-time faculty teach up to 6 hours per week with varied schedules Monday through Thursday between 8 : 00 am and 9 : 00 pm and Fridays between 8 : 00 am and 6 : 00 pm.

For more information about the different courses available, please look at the link to our School :


  • Creating a positive learning environment that accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles;
  • Utilizing principles of adult education to actively engage students in the learning process;
  • Effectively using educational technologies to support learning, manage and post grades, and deliver hybrid and on-line courses;
  • Developing curriculum that uses appropriate strategies and tools to assess student learning;
  • Ensuring that course and program curriculum is current and relevant;
  • Working independently and demonstrating initiative; and
  • Working effectively with students, the program team, and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

    The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following qualifications :

  • A relevant degree combined with industry credentials (Master’s is an asset).
  • A minimum of five years of recent (within the past three years) and relevant work experience.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level with a demonstrated understanding and application of Universal Design for Learning and current assessment methodologies.
  • Experience participating in industry-led or community-based applied research is an asset.
  • Demonstrated use of current technologies to support student learning and the management of grades.
  • Proven track-record of life-long learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, support staff, administrators and community stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the Ontario college system.
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