Instructor – Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba

Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Position # 31936

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I or Instructor II commencing August 1, 2022, or on a mutually agreed upon date. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and pedagogical development, including experience teaching in a diverse learning environment. Outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. in any area of eukaryotic cell biology, eukaryotic developmental biology and/or eukaryotic molecular genetics will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths. Post-doctoral experience is an asset. Duties may include undergraduate teaching, including live lectures and laboratories, on-line and distance delivery formats, course coordination, pedagogical/course development and assessment, and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of evidence-based teaching and course development, foster an inclusive teaching environment, and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

To enhance our department and create role models for our diverse population of students, we particularly invite applications from those who will increase and support our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and those committed to an inclusive environment.

The Department currently has 31 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 11 Instructors and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Biological Sciences. The Department has a well-established and equipped research facility including infrastructure available to teaching and is supported by strong links with other University of Manitoba departments such as Microbiology, Statistics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.  Further information about the Department can be obtained from

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The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy and modern pedagogy approaches that would be employed, a statement on incorporating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) into the classroom, as well as contact information for three references should be sent to Sylvia Lapointe at (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 31936 in the application. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 May 2022.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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