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Queen's University

    Faculty & Teaching Positions Available

    BIOL334/3.0 Units – Comparative Biochemistry
    Department of Biology
    Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

    The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Comparative Biochemistry (BIOL334/3.0 Units).  This is a course with an expected enrolment of 200 students.  This is a winter term appointment for the period January 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015.

    Successful candidates will typically have a Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related discipline.  They will have expertise in the field or fields relevant to the course, appropriate teaching experience including experience working within an Online Learning Management platform (such as Moodle).

    The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Joanne Surette,, 613 533 6132.

    The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at A candidate qualified to teach may be considered for appointment to a Term Adjunct position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. If a graduate student is teaching a course in a different discipline than they are registered, then they would be eligible for appointment as a Term Adjunct.

    Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

    Christopher D Moyes Head
    Department of Biology
    Queen’s University
    Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

    Applications will be received until September 15, 2014.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Biology

    Course Description:
    BIOL 334/3.0 Comparative Biochemistry
    A survey of selected topics including: general principles of enzymology; bioenergetics; metabolism and its control; the importance of proteomic and enzyme research in functional genomics and biotechnology; mechanisms whereby animals and plants acclimate at the biochemical level to environmental stress.
    NOTE Preference will be given to students registered in a Biology degree program or who require this course for their program.
    PREREQUISITE BIOL 103/3.0 and CHEM 112/6.0 and (a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 205/3.0).
    Posted: (July 25, 2014)

    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000