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Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment (full-time, 5 years), Biochemistry Department

Western University

The Department of Biochemistry, within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, invites applications for a full-time, Limited Term academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The initial appointment will be up to 5 years with the potential for renewal.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline. The candidate’s interests should complement and support existing and future foundational areas of the undergraduate Basic Medical Science Education programs (BSc, BMSc). The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in course development, teaching, student mentorship, and administration within the Department of Biochemistry undergraduate education program, to play a key role in the implementation and development of experiential learning, and to use the opportunity to undertake and demonstrate scholarship in education.

The candidate will be expected to teach at introductory and advanced undergraduate levels in biochemistry core courses and laboratories. The candidate will also be expected to participate in development and delivery of an undergraduate culminating experience using an iGEM model of independent group learning. The position will entail active collaboration and coordination with colleagues in developing and delivering courses that examine multiple perspectives of normal biochemical function and of diseases or illnesses (e.g., atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative brain disorders). The candidates should have experience in teaching students using multiple modalities (for example, in online or blended learning environments, in small group tutorials, in moderate to large classroom settings, in laboratory settings and independent group learning settings). The candidates should also have curriculum design experience, especially with creating online materials and group laboratory modules. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of performance in previous teaching and leadership roles, qualifications, and overall experience. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

With a full-time enrollment of about 35,000, Western University graduates students with a full range of academic and professional programs (see to learn more). The university campus is in London, Ontario with a metropolitan census of 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, art galleries, theatre, music and sporting events. Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Those interested in applying for this position should forward their application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier with a brief plan for scholarship of teaching and learning interests and plans, and the names of at least three references to:

Dr. Greg Gloor
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
c/o Ms. Glenda Ogilvie
Medical Sciences Building, MSB 342
Western University
London, Ontario Canada N6A 5C1

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 after July 9, 2022. Expected start dates are between August 1st and Sept 1st, 2022, or as negotiated with the successful applicant.

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

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, Indigenous 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 Ms. Glenda Ogilvie, Manager, at or 519 661-2111 x86852.