Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Human Nutrition

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (www.landfood.ubc.ca) is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Human Nutrition) within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral or equivalent experience in nutrition or a related area.  Candidates must demonstrate potential for outstanding research in one of the priority areas, which include clinical nutrition, nutritional biochemistry or public health nutrition.  Applicants must also demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to complement the current teaching programs.  The Faculty of Land and Food Systems uses student-centered learning to educate new generations of scientists equipped to solve the most fundamental issues faced by society.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish synergistic research relationships within and between the research groups in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program as well as within the Faculty and the University.  Being a Registered Dietitian is an asset for the position.  Information on current research areas and facilities in Food, Nutrition, and Health Program can be found at www.landfood.ubc.ca/research/.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28315).  Please do not email applications.  Applicants are required to send: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) brief statements (1-2 pages each) describing (a) a five-year research plan and (b) teaching philosophy and evidence of potential for effective teaching, and 2) names and contact information of three references.  If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee c/o melanie.train@ubc.ca.  The Committee will review applications starting February 1, 2018 until the position is filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.