Laboratory Instructor L2
Permanent (for any group)
Union or Employee Group
Position End Date (if applicable)
MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Today, Mount Royal offers 14 bachelor degrees and 38 majors, along with a wide range of diploma and certificate options. It boasts a diverse community with nearly 16,000 credit students, more than 5,500 non- credit students and about 1,700 employees.
As a student-focused undergraduate university built on teaching excellence, Mount Royal is known for its top-calibre programs, high-quality teaching and learning experience, robust delivery of liberal education, scholarly teaching, experiential learning and undergraduate research. Grounded in community, Mount Royal is a place where faculty, staff and alumni can know each other by name — and where everyone is welcome. Learn more about Mount Royal's strategic academic direction at mru.ca/AcademicPlan.
Mount Royal is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.
Mount Royal is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self- identify.About the Faculty of Science and Technology
Mount Royal's Faculty of Science and Technology offers Bachelor's Degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, Environmental Science, Geology, and General Science which allow students to prepare for a variety of exciting careers in science and technology by not only teaching them the basics of science but also how to be flexible and innovative problem-solvers.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with two concentrations (Analytical Biochemistry and General Chemistry Option), as well as minors in Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics. The Department is committed to providing exceptional teaching and scholarship experiences for undergraduate students in a supportive environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.About the Role
The Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a permanent- track Laboratory Instructor L2 position which will commence July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher who will make substantial contributions to the delivery of Physics laboratories for courses in the Bachelor of Science majors. At a minimum, applicants should have an MSc in Physics or a closely related field. Experience teaching and developing undergraduate laboratories in Physics, strong technical skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently will be considered assets. The successful candidate will:
teach Physics laboratories, mainly at the first-year level but also in upper-level courses, including preparation and marking;
contribute to the development of laboratory experiments and materials;
investigate teaching methods and equipment for use in laboratories;
mentor and evaluate other laboratory instructors;
assist with lab coordination, and liaise between laboratory Instructors and course coordinators to help maintain consistent course standards;
and contribute service to the department.
For further information, contact Dr. Raphael Slawinski, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics at [email protected].What We Offer
Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.
At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.
Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.
Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.
Closing Date: March 1, 2024
Please notify us if you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process.
A complete dossier should be submitted online and should include:
cover letter (1 page maximum);
curriculum vitae, including list of courses and/or laboratories taught and/or developed, and service roles;
teaching dossier, including statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum), and recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence;
inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) statement (1 page maximum) discussing your understanding of IDEA-related challenges, and describing specific actions you would take to advance IDEA in your teaching, your interactions with colleagues and in your work in general;
and the names and contact information for three (3) referees (to be available upon request).
Please provide all documents in the above order in a single PDF document titled LastName,Initial-ReqNo.pdf (e.g. Slawinski,B-999999.pdf).
If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.
Laboratory Instructor L2
Mount Royal University
February 07, 2024
March 01, 2024
Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Physics,Space Science
About the employer
Mount Royal University is a well-established public university which was founded in 1910. This is a Canadian university which was created following a charter by the Alberta provincial government. It became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College, which offered transfer courses to the University of Alberta and later to the University of Calgary. In 1972, it shifted its base to a new campus in Lincoln Park, which was previously an air force base. It is in the year 2009 that this institution was granted its university status. In 2017, this university was awarded the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation joining 44 universities which are excelling in the field of social innovation and change-making. The university currently offers 12-degree programmes and 32 majors with an average class size of 29 students.
This university comprises various faculties, including a number of interesting fields of study. The Arts faculty of this university teaches subjects such as economics, justice, and policy studies, English, languages, and cultures, humanities, interior design, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The Bisset School of Business of this university specialises in subjects such as accounting, aviation, finance, general management, human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, social innovation and supply chain management. This university's School of Communication Studies focuses on subjects like broadcast media studies, information design, journalism and public relations.
The university's Faculty of Health, Community and Education comprise Child Studies and Social Work, Education, Health and Physical Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology includes child studies and social work, education, health and physical education, as well as School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology features biology, chemistry and physics, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics and computing. The university also has the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension. This university has numerous institutes, such as Institute for Community Prosperity, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and International Education.
Its centres include the Centre for Community Disaster Research, Centre for Child Well-Being and Iniskim Centre. This university also has a library - Riddell Library and Learning Centre which was opened in 2017. With a seating capacity of 1,700 people, the library comprises 34 study rooms, 3-D printing facilities, and a cafe. This university also has a huge list of notable alumni which include Indo-Canadian Singer The PropheC, classical pianist Yuja Wang, Canadian actor Kavan Smith, Emmy-winning composer Dave Pierce, professional voice actor Kirby Morrow, motivational speaker Alvin Law, professional wrestler Bret Hart, and Emmy award-winning news anchor Chris Gailus