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The Department of Biology at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track laboratory instructor position starting July 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will coordinate, teach, manage and develop undergraduate laboratories in genetics and plant physiology. In addition, this position will be responsible for supervising graduate teaching assistants and contributing to administration and service at the department, faculty and university levels.
Situated on Treaty 4 land in beautiful Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, the University of Regina, together with its three federated colleges, is a comprehensive institution emphasizing excellence in teaching and research, as well as public service. Cross-disciplinary teaching and experiential learning are strongly supported. The University of Regina was established in 1974 and has grown steadily to its present student body of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. One of the strengths of the Department of Biology is its undergraduate program, in which many courses have labs taught by full time academic staff members.
Further information about our department is available at:
We are seeking an individual with initiative, who possesses expertise with modern genetic theory and techniques. Knowledge of plant biology is also required. Applicants must possess, at minimum, a M.Sc. in Biology or a closely-related discipline. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially in a biological laboratory setting.
The ability to use best practices in science teaching (e.g., formative assessment, flipped classroom, guided inquiry), to develop students' oral and written communication skills, and to incorporate modern approaches to data collection, analysis, and presentation into lab exercises is highly desirable. Experience with personnel and/or laboratory management (including laboratory safety) is an asset. We are looking for someone who is innovative, enthusiastic, collegial, and who interacts with colleagues and students in a fair-minded and professional manner.
To apply for the position, submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy through the University of Regina’s Human Resources Website:
Three reference letters are also required, and should be emailed directly to the Chair of the Search Committee: Heather Dietz, with UR Biology LI letter of reference as the subject heading. Candidates will be evaluated based on their prior experience and their future potential for contributions to high quality laboratory-based teaching, according to the criteria described above. Review of applications will begin: February 28, 2018

Performance Plants Inc., a Canadian agricultural biotech company, has an opening for a full-time research assistant starting in early 2018. This is a one year contract position with a possibility of renewal (35 hours per week). The successful candidate will join the trait assessment team and be involved in the physiological study of various plant species for their growth, development, and environmental stress tolerance. Daily duties mainly include experimental preparation, physiological measurements and data entry.
Occasional weekend work will be required. The ideal candidate should possess a degree or diploma in a related discipline, be a team player, highly motivated and organized, and pay strong attention to detail. Training is provided however experience in plant biology is an asset. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Please send your resume, a cover letter, and an updated transcript (a printout is sufficient) to Dr. Jiangxin Wan for application by e-mail at
We thank you for your application. At this time only candidates scheduled for an interview will be contacted.