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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 teach five courses over three terms per year in introductory biochemistry, introductory and advanced metabolism, and related topics. In addition to teaching, they will have a substantial role in advising students and in further developing the Biochemistry undergraduate program, which is a joint program of the Chemistry and Biology departments. Details concerning the biochemistry program may be found at:

While the appointment will be made initially for a three-year term, this position fills an important role in the program; it is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be considered for on-going employment 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. They 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.

The salary range of this position at the Lecturer rank is $65,000 to $85,000 for 12 months. Anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2017.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 330,000) in southwestern Ontario, about 100 km west of Toronto. The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation for teaching biochemistry, chemistry and biology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and it offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including new teaching facilities in the Science Teaching Complex, 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. This is an attractive option for students entering the biochemistry program.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

William P. Power, Chair (
Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1 CANADA

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier of up to 5 pages in length and arrange for three letters of recommendation from professional references to arrive before February 28, 2017. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry and the University of Waterloo can be found at

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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