Lecturer in Biochemistry, Definite Term

Lecturer in Biochemistry, Definite Term, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time Definite Term Lecturer position in Biochemistry. The successful candidate will normally teach five courses over three terms per year in introductory biochemistry and related advanced topics. In addition to teaching, they will have a substantial role in advising undergraduate students and in further developing the Biochemistry undergraduate program, which is a joint program of the departments  of Chemistry and Biology. Details concerning the biochemistry program may be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/science/undergraduate/programs/biochemistry.

This appointment will be made for an initial three-year term. This position fills an important role in the program, however, and it is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be considered for a permanent appointment as a Continuing Lecturer during a second three-year term

Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in biochemistry. A doctoral degree in biochemistry or a closely related discipline is required; postdoctoral experience is desired. Applicants should have established an outstanding biochemistry teaching record or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching in biochemistry at all levels within the undergraduate curriculum. Experience in implementing evidence-based pedagogical practices in a university setting will be considered an asset. 

The University of Waterloo is located in the vibrant and friendly two-university Region of Waterloo (population 550,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. The Faculty of Science (https://uwaterloo.ca/science) has an excellent reputation for teaching biochemistry and science at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including new teaching facilities in the Science Teaching Complex, which opened in 2016. The University of Waterloo is also home to the world's largest co-operative education program, where students gain work experience during work terms as part of their degree program. 

The anticipated salary range for the Definite Term Lecturer is $85,000 to $100,000 per year. The start date for this position is November 1, 2024.

Applications received by May 15, 2024 will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted online through https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/. Please include electronic copies of a cover letter explaining how your expertise and training fit this position (addressed to Dr. John F. Corrigan, Chair of Chemistry), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and how you will contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) learning environment (maximum of 5 pages), and provide the names, affiliations, and the institutional email addresses of your three references. The references will be invited directly by email from our system to upload letters for you via a link provided to them.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Elisabeth Esson, eesson@uwaterloo.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Elisabeth Esson, eesson@uwaterloo.ca.

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

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.