Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Biochemistry
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Chemistry
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Position End Date: June 30, 2023

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Contractually Limited Appointment in Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry, York University, invites applications for a three-year Teaching Stream Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Biochemistry at the Sessional Assistant Professor rank to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology, and in the Division of Natural Science which provides general science education to non-science students. Creative educational initiatives and contributions to curriculum delivery and development will be expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD or a PhD near completion in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching and learning design. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high-priority areas such as experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment.

Further information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at:

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Prof. René Fournier, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, at 1-416-736-5246.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416.736.5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University's Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

The deadline for receipt of completed applications has been extended to February 26, 2020. All application materials are to be submitted to . Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching, to include course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, etc., and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded to by the deadline. Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.


Posting End Date: February 26, 2020