Biochemistry Instructor (Term) – University of Lethbridge

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a full-time Biochemistry Instructor for a 12-month term from Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. Hiring salary will be in the range of $58,000-$73,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree; relevant postdoctoral and teaching experience are desirable. Duties will include delivery of a third-year course in Biochemistry (on a topic to be agreed upon by the successful candidate and department chair), a second-year Nutrition course for non-majors and undergraduate lab teaching. This Instructor will also be responsible for managing one of our iGEM teams (, iGEM-related courses and coordinating the iGEM team’s activities, including travel to the international competition. Well-equipped biochemistry research laboratories, cutting-edge research equipment and core facilities with specialized instruments are available to support the iGEM mission.

Our Team: The successful candidate will be joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry which consists of 23 members (14 research-active faculty members and 9 instructors) and 60-70 graduate students. The Department is proud to be housed in the 38,500-m2, state-of-the-art Science Commons ( which houses world class facilities and laboratory spaces that foster collaborations within and between disciplines. Descriptions of the Department and the facilities, as well as links to the relevant webpages, can be found on our Department website:

Our University: The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. Together, these programs serve more than 8,500 students.

Our Values: The university recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

Our City: Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunset that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.

Our Application Process:

All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum-vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three referees. Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than December. 1, 2022.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. All other applicants must have eligibility to work in Canada from January 1 through December 31, 2023, and should indicate the nature of that eligibility in their application materials.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; consideration of complete files will commence on December 1, 2022.

Our Contact Information: For inquiries about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Paul G. Hayes, at


Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Science

Campus: Lethbridge

Posting Detail Information

  • Open Date: 11/04/2022
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • Desired Start Date: 01/01/2023
  • Position End Date (if temporary): 12/31/2023

  Employment Equity

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Apply on the University of Lethbridge website: