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

Calgary (City), Alberta (CA)
Commensure with experience
February 14 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

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 is March 18, 2019.  View full posting and apply:

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

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.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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)