Lecturer - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • University of British Columbia, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department
  • Point Grey College, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • May 28, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Chemistry Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


For more than fifty years, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has played an active and important role at UBC and in the greater scientific community. The Department is located in the Life Science Institute (LSI) that is home to approximately 90 research laboratories with 15 Departments organized into nine research clusters, fostering a strong foundation for innovation and collaborations. The Department hosts an active Graduate program with more than 90 students and offers over 15 undergraduate courses and laboratory courses for honours, major and minor Undergraduate programs.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications for a Lecturer to teach the following Biochemistry and Molecular Biology course:


BIOC 302 (3 credits):  General Biochemistry: Metabolic reactions of lipids, steroids, amino acids and nucleotides; the biochemistry of replication, transcription and translation. 

2021 Winter Term 1, Winter Term 2 and 2022 Summer Session

September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 


Reporting to the Department Head of the UBC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and developing course material for teaching BIOC 302 Winter Term 1 and Term 2, and Summer Term 2 (3 credits each term) which currently corresponds to 9 credits in total. Teaching includes but is not limited to a range of activities including scheduled courses and undergraduate administrative duties related to the assigned courses.  Teaching responsibilities for the Department may change over the time period, and will be assigned by the Head as determined by the needs of the Department. 
  • Participation in service activities at all levels within the University and in scholarly/professional communities is important and we encourage you to be fully engaged in service.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD and post-doctoral training experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. The incumbent will be expected to have exceptional communication skills.  Applications from those internal and external to UBC are encouraged. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Details

Applicants should include with the letter of application:

  • A CV, which includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught (course name and number, length, credit value, dates, and teaching responsibilities)
  • A sample outline of the courses taught
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available; and
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Applications should be directed to:  Zaira Khan, Director of Administration, 

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences


Subject Line: BIOC 302 Lecturer Position

Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit biochem.ubc.ca

All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC's Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty.

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


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