University of Alberta

Contract Lecturer

SC Biological Sciences

Competition No.  -    A106133739
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for Contract Lecturers for the 2017/2018 Fall/Winter Terms. Currently, courses for which contract lecturers may be required (to teach all or part of) includes the following list.  Other courses may be available as conditions change:

BIOL 340 – Global Biogeochemistry – Winter Term
BIOL 468 – Problems in Conservation Biology – Winter Term
ZOOL 342 - Neurobiology - Winter Term

This list of courses is subject to change until positions are filled.

Additional information on the courses above can be found in the 2017-2018 calendar, on the Department’s website, or by visiting the Student Services Office (4th Floor, Centre Wing).

These appointments require a PhD in a relevant discipline and successful teaching experience (including laboratory teaching). If you are interested in being considered for one or more of these positions, or for any other sessional opportunities that may arise, provide a c.v. and a cover letter outlining your teaching experience and mentioning the course(s) and/or subject areas for which you would like to be considered. Please include the names of two references who are willing to give information on your teaching experience and abilities.  People who have recently provided this information or who have recently taught as sessionals for this department need only send an email indicating their interest in the upcoming positions.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement (ATS).

Please address this information to:

Brenda Fryza
Department of Biological Sciences
CW-405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
EdmontonAlbertaT6G 2E9
or Email:

Positions will be filled as suitable candidates are identified.

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.