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Forensics and Biology, 8-Month Sessional Position

Saint Mary's University

Eight-Month Sessional Position in Forensics and Biology

The Forensic Sciences Program, in combination with the Department of Biology, at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for one eight-month sessional position to begin September 1, 2022. We are particularly looking for candidates with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field of Biology, as well as experience teaching Forensics and/or Biology at the undergraduate level. Knowledge of, and relationships with, local members of the forensics community (Halifax Police, the Medical Examiner’s Office, etc.) is also a requirement. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the following courses, the first two of which require close collaboration with local experts:

• FRSC 2200 – Basic Sciences for Forensics I
• FRSC 2201 – Basic Sciences for Forensics II
• FRSC 3310 – Role of Science in Forensics
• BIOL/FRSC 3007 – Forensic DNA Typing
• BIOL 3402 – Population Genetics

The Faculty of Science, which houses the Forensic Sciences Program and the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching and research. We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those, foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society. 

With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits. For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see our website at

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and graduate school transcripts; and names and contact information of three referees. Complete applications should submit as a single PDF file to: Please indicate the following in the subject line: “Eight-Month Sessional Position in Forensics and Biology”. Applications will be open for 2 weeks starting from the date of posting.