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Instructor I - Biochemistry

Carleton University

Academic Unit: Biochemistry
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: October 31, 2019

About the Position:
The Institute of Biochemistry at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment in Biochemistry at the rank of Instructor I beginning July 1, 2020

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills and provide inspiring instruction in Biochemistry courses. The top candidate will provide evidence of a) excellence in teaching in all fields of Biochemistry, b) a familiarity with cutting-edge research and techniques in all fields of Biochemistry, and c) strong interpersonal skills and active mentorship of students. The candidate will be responsible for teaching in Biochemistry and will mentor students within the Biochemistry programs. An important role of the successful candidate will be to establish a network of regional researchers in academia, government and industry that will enhance Biochemistry teaching and research at Carleton University.

About the Academic Unit:
The Institute of Biochemistry at Carleton University has research strengths in most areas of biochemistry, cell biology and the molecular life sciences. Our facilities include molecular biology and biochemistry research facilities in both the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, as well as well-equipped teaching laboratories. Carleton researchers within the Institute of Biochemistry have close research interactions with several government agencies, industries and organizations within the National Capital Region.

Please consult the following web sites for more information about Carleton University and the Institute of Biochemistry: and

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or a related field, and postdoctoral or relevant experience in Biochemistry. The candidate should demonstrate an aptitude for teaching undergraduate courses, be able to work effectively with students in small or large groups, and should provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. An important qualification of the successful candidate will be the ability to network with regional researchers in academia, government and industry to establish links with Biochemistry at Carleton University.

Application Instructions:
Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to to the attention of: Chair, Search Committee for Instructor Position in Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, Room 209, H.H.J. Nesbitt Biology Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada. The closing date for application is October 31, 2019.

The electronic PDF file should include the following: a cover letter, the names and contact information for three referees, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with a list of Biochemistry courses you would be interested in teaching or developing. Existing course descriptions can be found at:

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.