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

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    The Department of Biology at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a full-time Limited-Term faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience, to participate in the delivery of undergraduate Biology 2290F/G, a core laboratory course in the Biology and Bachelor of Medical Sciences program modules at Western University. The appointment is expected to be effective September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of Biology. The initial appointment will be up to three years in duration and may be renewable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    This position is specific to the Genetics Module of Biology 2290F/G, and forms part of a team of faculty dedicated to the delivery of second-year Biology Laboratory instruction at Western University. The position has an 80% Teaching/20% Service workload distribution. Teaching duties are twelve sections of the Biology 2290F/G Genetics Module, in both Fall and Winter terms, plus another section during Intersession. Service duties will include departmental, faculty, university and professional committee work, as appropriate.


    • A PhD in Biology, Genetics or related fields with experience teaching at the university level, or
      an MSc in one of the aforementioned disciplines with significant teaching experience at the university level


    • A degree in Education
    • Excellence in undergraduate classroom teaching, as evidenced by, but not limited to:
      • Innovative undergraduate course, curriculum, or laboratory design and evaluation
      • Outstanding teaching evaluations
      • Teaching awards
      • The effective implementation of technology in curriculum delivery
      • The use of teaching methods that enhance student engagement and learning
    • Experience in providing high-impact learning experiences for undergraduate students
    • Interest and/or experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning
    • Training in pedagogy or teaching at the university level

    Western University offers a full range of academic and professional programs for over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. General information about Western can be found at The Department of Biology ( delivers undergraduate programs in Biology and Genetics, as well as contributing to a number of interdisciplinary programs (e.g.,Environmental Science, Animal Behaviour), and delivering the “biocore” to a range of Medical Science programs.

    Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names of three (3) potential references to the address below.

    Dr. Mark A. Bernards, Professor & Chair Department of Biology
    Western University
    1151 Richmond St
    London, ON, N6A 5B7 Canada

    Please ensure that the form available at: is completed and included in your application submission.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on July 3, 2018. 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/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, 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

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