Job Postings

The University of Lethbridge
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

March 23, 2018

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a continuing Instructor position in Biochemistry to begin July 1, 2018 or later. Initial appointment will be on a probationary basis. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The successful applicant will play a key role in the delivery of our undergraduate biochemistry program. Duties will include lecturing in a variety of core and elective courses and coordination/instruction of undergraduate laboratory courses. The successful candidate will also help coordinate activities (including travel arrangements to provincial workshops and the Boston competition) for our highly successful International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) teams at the high school and undergraduate level.

Applicants must have an advanced degree in biochemistry or a closely related discipline; a PhD is preferred.  Prior experience in teaching, whether in the laboratory or in a classroom setting, is highly desirable. A demonstrated enthusiasm for synthetic biology is also an asset.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability (including teaching evaluations, if available), transcripts, and contact information for three references who are academics in the field.  (References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters.)  For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose this position under the Academic postings option. 

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Peter Dibble, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at (403) 329-2301 or

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Complete applications received by April 23, 2018 will receive full consideration.

At the University of Lethbridge, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.  In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate which is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions.  Founded in 1967, the University has an enrolment of over 8,000 students. Our focus on liberal education, selected professional programs, smaller classes, co-op placements and involvement of students in faculty research provides the very best education available. For more information about the University please visit our web site at

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