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Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Biotechnology

University of Calgary

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ( in the Cumming School of Medicine (, invites applications from qualified candidates for a Limited Term position at the Assistant Professor (Teaching) level.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the teaching team of the Masters of Biomedical Technology (MBT) program. The candidate will dedicate 80% of their time to teaching with the remaining time devoted to service and/or scholarly activities related to education. There is no protected research time or formal research expectation. Duties include lectures, lab-instruction, small group instruction, exam setup and other duties as assigned. The candidate will also contribute to management and leadership of the Masters of Biomedical Technology curriculum, evaluation of courses, and to curriculum development. The chosen candidate will also be responsible for organizing outreach and networking events involving students, local biotech firms, and government agencies. Additionally, they will be tasked with composing internal reports on a biennial basis.

Qualifications include an MSc, with the requirement to obtain a PhD (or equivalent degree) within 5 years of commencing the position. The candidate must have more than 10 years’ experience in teaching biotechnology, professional development and knowledge translation to graduate students as evidenced by a record of high quality lecture, small group and lab-based instruction. Selection criteria include academic qualifications, teaching experience, evidence of teaching quality, evidence of scholarly engagement with graduate education and educational leadership experience. The ideal candidate will have training in biotechnology education or a closely-related field at the MSc or PhD level.

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Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of educational philosophy (not to exceed two (2) pages)
• Teaching dossier
• The names and contact information for three (3) referees

View full posting and apply:

For more information please contact:

Dr. Sarah Childs,
Professor and Head
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
c/o Leslie McGill (

The closing date for applications is: December 18, 2023

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 Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

The University of Calgary strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

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)