Fall 2023 Sessional Instructor: CMMB 443, Dept. of Biological Sciences

University of Calgary


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Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences within the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Fall 2023 Term CMMB 443 Sessional Instructor.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities for lecture instruction of one-quarter of this course along with other associated duties (such as assessments). This 3-unit course will be offered in person.  There is a laboratory associated with this course, but the candidate will only be responsible for the lecture portion of the course. 

CMMB 443 – Microbial Physiology

CMMB 443 focusses on the structure and function of prokaryotic cells. Topics include cell envelope structure, cell division, transport and secretion, signal transduction, differentiation and development, bacterial growth and energetics, and the diversity of metabolic pathways in Bacteria and Archaea.

Fall 2023 Term Dates:          August 28–December 22, 2023

Teaching Schedule:             Lectures are MWF 2:00-2:50 pm and will be offered in person.


The successful candidate requires a minimum of an MSc in one of the biological sciences, with a PhD preferred, and knowledge in the field of microbial physiology. They require specific knowledge in bacterial and archaeal cell envelope metabolism and microbial growth, both at an advanced level.  They also require evidence of teaching effectiveness and previous teaching experience, preferably in this course or in a similar course. 

How to Apply

Please apply on-line via the “Apply Now” link. A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including fostering an inclusive learning environment.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Three letters of reference are also required and can be submitted with the pdf application or sent under separate cover, by the application deadline, to [email protected].

NOTE: Applicants who have taught as a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Science within the last two years may choose to only submit a cover letter and current CV.

Application Deadline is September 5, 2023

Please visit https://bio.ucalgary.ca for further information about the Department of Biological Sciences.

Remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association’s website at www.tucfa.com for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Biological Sciences will adhere to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

Thank you for submitting your online application. Only those candidates chosen to proceed in the selection process will be contacted. 

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected] ).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website . For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Science .

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca .
About Calgary, Alberta

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