Assistant Professor (Indigenous scholar) in Land and Food Systems

Assistant Professor (Indigenous scholar) in Land and Food Systems

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ( is seeking an outstanding Indigenous candidate for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) within either the Faculty’s Applied Biology Program or Food, Nutrition and Health Program. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral or equivalent experience. Candidates must demonstrate:

  • potential for outstanding research in an area that builds upon the Faculty’s existing research strengths within a relevant field such as, but not limited to animal biology, animal welfare, dietetics, food and resource economics, food science, food security, food sovereignty, nutritional science, plant science, soil science or sustainable agriculture; this may include scholarly approaches to the intersection of food systems and Indigenous issues
  • potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the ability to complement the current teaching programs, and capacity to mentor MSc and PhD students
  • evidence of working with researchers from diverse disciplines and ability to effectively communicate their work to a broader public

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is a world leader in integrated research, education, and service to address critical global issues around human health and a sustainable food supply. In alignment with the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan, LFS seeks to expand its capacity to participate in collaborative and equal partnerships with Indigenous communities through teaching, research and service. Further information on current initiatives, research and facilities can be found at The Faculty of Land and Food Systems uses innovative, student-centered learning to educate new generations of scientists and professionals equipped to address fundamental issues faced by society.

As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the position is exclusively open to Indigenous persons. All qualified Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply. Applications should be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: ( Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a brief statement describing their five-year research plan (1-2 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of potential for effective teaching (1-2 pages). The application deadline is August 31, 2020. Specific questions about the application process should be directed to the Chair of the Selection Committee c/o Please do not send applications by email.

The University of British Columbia acknowledges the Musqueam people on whose traditional, unceded territory the university resides. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. All qualified Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.