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Faculty Lecturer (Teaching), Microbiology and Immunology

McGill University

Reference #C-190304

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine is seeking applications for a full-time position as a member of the Contract Academic Staff at the rank of Faculty Lecturer (Teaching). This will be a temporary leave replacement beginning April 2020 and ending December 2020 and does not confer eligibility for tenure.

The successful candidate will coordinate and implement the pilot for an undergraduate-level lab course, deliver lectures to a diverse body of students, and perform committee work.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology ( conducts multidisciplinary research in diverse areas including cellular and molecular immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. The Department’s research mission is to generate new knowledge to understand the pathogenesis of infectious and immunological conditions and translate these findings into improvements for human health.

Job Duties
The successful candidate will coordinate and implement the discovery-based undergraduate level SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) research lab course. This will include developing course objectives and an assessment scheme, assisting in the selection and registration of students, and drafting a report with recommendations for future iterations of the course.

The candidate will also deliver lectures for other courses within the Department and participate in the departmental Undergraduate Committee.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology
• Prior teaching experience and experience in developing novel teaching and assessment materials
• Experience directly supervising students in a teaching lab setting
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to meet strict deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written English and strong verbal and written French
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Wet lab experience in virology and bacteriology

• Experience with science outreach in the community
• Familiarity with the SEA-PHAGES program


Job Type: Contract Academic Staff
Rank: Faculty Lecturer
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period: 30 days from date of posting


Applications must be submitted online at:

The following supporting documents are required:
- a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
- statement of teaching (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
- the names and contact information of three referees

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.