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Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor

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Job Title Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor
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Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a tenure-track position in any area of Biochemistry. This appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank.
Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to mount an externally funded research program that includes undergraduate and graduate students and will also teach core courses in the Biochemistry program. Evidence of teaching experience is an asset.

The successful candidate will bring complementary experience and expertise that will support the diversification of our curriculum and research interests. We are seeking a candidate with the capability to engage and inspire students in their academic work, and who will show initiative in contributing to the department’s programs and curriculum development.

Our University

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.

Our Values

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and community and is fundamental to teaching, learning, and research excellence. The University as a whole embraces’ equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our commitment to inclusion and diversity, the University strives to create a diverse community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

Our Team

The successful candidate will join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry team which consists of 12 research-active professors and 10 instructors. In addition to a strong undergraduate program with majors in both Chemistry and Biochemistry, the department has a thriving graduate program with a total of 60-70 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. The Department is proud of the state-of-the-art Science Commons Building, which contains shared and dedicated lab space for the new position. This 38,500 m2 building houses facilities and laboratory spaces that foster collaborations within and between disciplines. Candidates are encouraged to visit the following websites to find descriptions of the Department, Department-secured state-of-the-art centralized facilities and research institutes.

In addition to the University of Lethbridge, Alberta and Montana are home to many important research facilities, including the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research station, the National Centre for Animal Diseases of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the University of Montana. The Department maintains long-term collaborations with each of these institutions.

Our City

Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and an active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.


All applications must be submitted online and should include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a research proposal (5-page NSERC Discovery Grant style preferred), a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement and contact information for three references (references will be contacted directly for short-listed candidates). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of complete files will commence on October 1, 2023. The expected start date of the appointment is July 1, 2024. The University of Lethbridge offers competitive benefits; the annual starting salary will be between $79,132 – $92,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, and subject to budgetary approval. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Paul G. Hayes, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, at

Position Category
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/17/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 07/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. References
  3. Letter of Application
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Proposal/Detailed Research Plan
  6. Statement of Teaching Experience
  7. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. 1. I authorize the University of Lethbridge to disclose the personal information submitted as my application package to the search committee and members of the Science Commons departments for the purpose of administering the selection process for this position. This consent is valid for the period of one year from the application date the information is submitted.
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