Lecturer in Microbiology
University of Alberta

Lecturer in Microbiology

Competition 1026
Department Augustana - Sciences
Posted date June 6, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type


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 log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

This 4-month position has an end date of December 31, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

Location - This role is in-person at Augustana Camrose.

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Working for the Augustana Faculty

The Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrolls approximately 1000 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 kilometers Southeast of Edmonton. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for academic rigor, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of community service learning, undergraduate research, and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities. For information about Augustana and particular programs, please consult the Faculty webpage at www.augustana.ualberta.ca.


The Department of Science at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus invites applications for a term instructor position in microbiology. This position involves responsibility for teaching a lecture + two laboratory sections in the Fall term (enrollment ~32 students). The course is listed as AUBIO 274 Microbiology, and serves as an introduction to the prokaryotic members of the microbial world. Microbial diversity is examined by comparing cellular morphology, structure and metabolism and topics in pathogenesis and microbial ecology are covered. Laboratory topics include how to grow, control, quantify and identify microorganisms. This course is an optional course in the Integrative Biology major.


For the 2024 Fall semester, the lectures will take place in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 – 11:45 am, and two lab sections will occur in an alternate week format on Thursdays from 2:15 to 5:15 pm. Each lab section has a maximum of 16 students. A prepared lab manual will be available and weekly lab materials will be prepared by technical support staff. Both the lecture and labs will cover an 11-week term (September 16th to December 9th, 2024). A final examination will be conducted during the final examination period (December 13-19, 2024).

Duties include:

  • Preparation of a course syllabus
  • Preparation of lectures and lecture materials for dissemination to students
  • Design, administration and grading of lecture and lab assignments and exams
  • Submission of final grades


The successful candidate will be expected to hold a minimum of a Master's degree in Microbiology. Recent university teaching at the undergraduate level will be a definite asset.

Application Instructions

Please click the "Apply Now" button and attach your curriculum vitae and cover letter in the online portal. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews beginning in mid to late June.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.


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