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Faculty Lecturer Position in the Medicine Preparatory Program at McGill-Gatineau

Université McGill

The Department of Biology at McGill University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer teaching position with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will assist the Department in the delivery of the McGill Faculty of Science Medicine Preparatory (Med-P) Program at the new French-language Campus Outaouais, in Gatineau, Quebec. The goal of the one-year Med-P program is to broaden and enrich the education of first-year students to ensure they are prepared for the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s four-year undergraduate medical education program (MDCM Program). The program in Gatineau is a partnership between McGill and l'Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).

The principal duties of the position involve the French-language delivery of introductory courses in molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics for the Med-P program, at the UQO campus. Additional teaching duties involve some assistance with French-language anatomy and/or pathology instruction to MDCM students at the Campus Outaouais site at Hôpital de Gatineau. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Additional responsibilities will include advising of students in the Med-P program and participation on University, Faculty, and Departmental committees involved with admissions and curriculum development.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Biology or related discipline at the date of appointment. We require functional English/French bilingualism with excellent communication skills in spoken and written French. The initial appointment is for 3 years with the possibility of re-appointment. Reappointment is conditional on performance. Reappointment after 6 years of continuous employment in the same Faculty is for an indefinite term. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. For details of the Faculty Lecturer classification, please see .

Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and course syllabi if available; 3) Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Application materials in English are preferred, but both French and English applications will be reviewed equally, and should also be emailed to For questions and enquires, contact Professor Gary Brouhard, Chair of Biology (

Review of applications will begin April 14, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Commitment to Equity and Diversity
McGill University, is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Date of Posting: 12 March, 2020