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    Sherri Fenton

    Limited-Term Faculty Position in the Department of Biology (Genetics)

    The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Ontario (Western) invites applications for a full-time Limited-Term faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a 3-year appointment, which may be renewable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

    The successful candidate will participate in the delivery of 2nd year undergraduate Biology 2581B (Introductory Genetics), a core course in the Biology and Medical Sciences program modules at Western. They will contribute to the Winter (January to April) and Summer (May to August) delivery of this large enrollment course, as well as contribute to the delivery of smaller 3rd and 4th year courses in the Genetics stream. The position has an 80% Teaching and 20% Service workload distribution. Apart from delivering course materials, duties will include course administration (assigning Graduate Teaching Assistant duties, managing student accommodations, etc.). Service duties will include departmental, faculty, university and professional committee work.

    ● A PhD in Biology, Genetics or related fields with experience teaching at the university level.

    ● A degree in Education
    ● Excellence in undergraduate classroom teaching, as evidenced by:
    o Innovative undergraduate course, curriculum, or laboratory design and evaluation
    o Teaching evaluations
    o Teaching awards
    o Effective implementation of technology in curriculum delivery
    o Use of teaching methods that enhance student engagement and learning
    ● Experience in multiple modes of delivery, including remote delivery
    ● Interest or experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning
    ● Training in pedagogy
    ● Training in teaching at the university level

    Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth to better serve our communities.

    Western’s Department of Biology ( delivers undergraduate programs in Biology and Genetics, as well as contributes to several interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Environmental Science), and delivering the “biocore” to a range of Medical Science programs.

    Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names and contact information of three referees to the email address below.
    Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission.

    Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

    The application package can be submitted via email to:

    Dr. David Coltman, Professor and Chair
    Department of Biology
    The University of Western Ontario
    London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada

    Consideration of applications will begin on April 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

    In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Sherri Fenton at

    Posted on Faculty Relations website March 16, 2022 (#2022-032)

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