Careers at Redeemer

Biology Lab Instructor

Full-time  Open until filled Starts: July 1, 2023
In partnership with the Chemistry Lab Instructor, the Biology Lab Instructor will assist in the delivery of an excellent laboratory education to students taking courses in the natural sciences.
In partnership with the Chemistry Lab Instructor, the Biology Lab Instructor will assist in the delivery of an excellent laboratory education to students taking courses in the natural sciences.

Why Work at Redeemer?

For nearly 40 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.

Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.

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Biology Lab Instructor
Full-time  Open until filled Starts: July 1, 2023

The Position

In partnership with the Chemistry Lab Instructor, the Biology Lab Instructor will assist in the delivery of an excellent laboratory education to students taking courses in the natural sciences. The Biology Lab Instructor will teach lab sections in introductory and other courses, support other faculty teaching biology labs, order needed supplies, maintain laboratory equipment, train students and faculty on equipment use, and support faculty in the development of new lab exercises.


  • Teach eight lab sections per year (typically at the 100- and 200-level); this includes preparing solutions, setting up labs, cleaning up, and assessing student lab assignments.
  • Support other faculty teaching biology labs by helping prepare, set up, and clean up labs.
  • Maintain tidy and safe lab spaces.
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment (e.g. microscopes, pipettes, pH meters, autoclaves, centrifuges) and train faculty and students in their proper use.
  • Monitor inventory, and order equipment, supplies and chemicals needed in labs and to support faculty research (done in partnership with the chemistry lab instructor).
  • Input, maintain, and verify information in a variety of databases and spreadsheets.
  • Commit to developing skill sets and abilities to enhance student lab experience, and support faculty in the development of new lab exercises that help meet program learning outcomes.
  • Participate in key administrative tasks (e.g program meetings, academic program reviews, program development, budget development).

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Teaching experience (especially lab-based) or a willingness to become an effective lab instructor.
  • Familiarity with lab spaces, protocols, variety of common laboratory equipment, and a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work independently, be highly organized, solve problems, and be able to manage multiple tasks/deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with faculty and students.
  • Ability to communicate well and to contribute to a healthy workplace culture and maintain a safe working environment.

Education, Training & Certifications

  • MSc degree in biology or a related discipline.

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of Redeemer University (mission, values, and Reformed Christian identity).

The Application Process

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document. The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University.

Position reports to: Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Submit applications to: (please quote position title in subject line)

Expiry date: Posted until filled (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023

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