Academic Teaching Staff in Pharmacology
Competition 904

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pharmacology Dept
Posted date May 8, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


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 indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

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

This is a one-year contract ATS position with the potential for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

The Position

The Department of Pharmacology invites applications for a full-time, one-year (renewable) ATS position. The teaching load is commensurate with guidelines set out in the ATS agreement and will be equivalent to 4 courses per year.

This appointment requires a Ph.D. degree with a focus in cardiovascular and cancer pharmacology and extensive experience/knowledge in the latest advancements in pharmacology research. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in teaching pharmacology, laboratory protocols and methodologies.

The appointee must be able to teach all levels of undergraduate students in didactic classes as well as lead discussion based courses at the 4th year level.

(Additional information about pharmacology courses can be found in the course listings of the 2024-2025 calendar:

This position includes additional duties related to course coordination, curriculum revision and development. There is also potential for time devoted to research and supervision of undergraduate students participating in our experiential laboratory techniques / capstone research project courses.

Information on the Department and its programs can be found at

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Application Instructions

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply online by providing a C.V. and a cover letter outlining your teaching experience and philosophy. Please include the names of two references who are willing and able to evaluate your teaching experience and abilities.

Questions about the above should be sent to using “ATS Position” as the subject.

Review of the application will begin on June 10, 2024 with interviews and teaching presentations expected during the last 2 weeks of June. The expected start date is August 1, 2024. 

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, M├ętis 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.