Faculty Position in Synthetic Biology
University of Western Ontario Faculty of Science

 Job Description 

Course - BIOLOGY 4998E - Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology
Job ID
Faculty of Science
Employee Group
Appointment Type
Limited Duties - Unanticipated
Appointment Status
Temporary Part-Time
2019 Fall/Winter
Start Date
End Date
Course Description
Synthetic Biology
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About Western

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

About Us

The Department of Biology is the largest academic unit within the Faculty of Science. Throughout the academic year, the Department provides courses to over 10,500 students annually, has approximately 1400 majors and an average graduate enrollment of 165-185 students. The major foci within the department is namely scientific research, graduate, undergraduate and public education. The Department seeks to find a better working balance between the development and strengthening of its research enterprise and the maintenance of its strong undergraduate program seeking to enhance and strengthen its graduate program and make meaningful contributions to existing and future collaborative programs that fall within its sphere of influence and interest. The Department is housed in six main buildings (B&GS, WSC, Collip, NCB, AFAR, and Biotron).

Course Information

In this course students will develop project proposals in Synthetic Biology through group and peer workshops. The final project will be presented and subsequently executed in an open laboratory using the reagents provided.
The Western Course Calendar can be located at http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/.  More information about courses in the Department of Biology can be accessed through https://www.uwo.ca/biology/undergraduate/course_information/all_courses.html
NOTE: This is a 0.50 FCE course opportunity.


You will be responsible for all activities associated with the successful delivery of the course, including but not limited to: developing, preparing, and delivering the course; setting and marking examinations, assessing the academic work of students, and reporting grades.

Candidates must be willing to undertake training as required by the Employer including, but not limited to, training in respect of health and safety, harassment and discrimination, and legislated service standards.


Unless otherwise noted, candidates must have a Master's degree (PhD preferred or be close to completion) and a demonstrated record of performance in university-level teaching.

Applying at Western

In submitting your application, candidates should attach a curriculum vitae and evidence of successful teaching, together with the names and contact information of qualified individuals who could be contacted about their teaching experience and ability.

In accordance with the Faculty Collective Agreement, consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications, including qualifications which go beyond the requirements for the position.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.

Course offerings could be assigned to the workload of full-time faculty or to part-time faculty with seniority or preference rights in accordance with the Faculty Collective Agreement, or left unfilled based on operational/enrolment requirements.  All positions are subject to budget approval.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Recent Western graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus.  Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.



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