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Instructor in Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 17520

Updated: February 13, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of biochemistry. The appointment is at the rank of Instructor with the start date of July 1, 2019 .

We seek a highly collaborative individual to teach introductory biochemistry at first and second year levels and to develop and coordinate lab-based courses that enrich our undergraduate programs. Responsibilities include collaborating on curriculum development, design and implementation of courses, including lecture material, laboratories, assessments, student learning activities and other learning resources.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, but exceptional candidates with a molecular, life or biological sciences degree and biochemistry research experience will also be considered. At least two years post-doctoral experience and/or two years of teaching experience in a post- secondary setting is required. Preference may be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning and to candidates with experience in large classroom settings. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and use of contemporary approaches to teaching, e.g. active learning, and a desire to support student learning inside and outside the classroom.

The successful candidate, in addition to teaching, will also be expected to engage in Scholarship (pedagogical and/or discipline-specific) and service.

Application details: Applicants should submit a single pdf including curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a teaching dossier and/or evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Douglas Storey, Head, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Fax: (403) 289-9311 Email:

Application deadline: March 18, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at .

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 



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