Academic Teaching Staff Contract in Cell Biology

MED Cell Biology

Competition No.  -    A114751533
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This is a one-year contract ATS position with the potential for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

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Position Summary

The Department of Cell Biology invites applications for a full-time, one-year (renewable) Academic Teaching Staff position. The teaching load is commensurate with guidelines set out in the ATS agreement and will be equivalent to 4 courses per year.

This appointment requires a Ph.D. degree with a focus in molecular cell biology and extensive experience in a laboratory environment. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, especially teaching cell biology.

The appointee must be able to teach:

  • Cell differentiation, intracellular and extracellular signalling, the cell cycle, apoptosis and necrosis at advanced undergraduate (3rd, 4th year) levels (e.g. CELL 302, CELL 402, CELL 405)
  • Advanced cell biology, or organelles (e.g. CELL 300, CELL 301)
  • General topics in molecular cell biology at the 2nd year level (e.g., CELL201)
  • The application of modern cell biology techniques, including cell growth, microscopy and genetic manipulation in a lab environment (such as CELL 400)

(Additional information about cell biology courses can be found in the course listings of the 2022-2023 calendar:

This position includes additional duties related to course coordination, curriculum revision and development. There is also potential for time devoted to research and supervision of undergraduate students participating in our experiential laboratory techniques/capstone research project courses.

Information on the cell biology department and its programs can be found at

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply online and provide a C.V. and a cover letter outlining your teaching experience and philosophy. Please include the names of two references who are willing and able to evaluate your teaching experience and abilities.

The competition is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Questions about the above should be sent to using “ATS Position” as the subject.

Review of the application will begin on August 11 with interviews and teaching presentations expected in the weeks of August 14 and 21. The expected start date is September 1, 2023.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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.