Assistant Professor of Teaching in Wine Science and Fermentation

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Wine Science and Fermentation

Posted on December 13, 2021

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ( is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching in Wine Science and Fermentation, within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program and Wine Research Centre. The anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2022.

Applicants will preferably hold a PhD in viticulture, enology, fermentation or relevant discipline. The successful candidate will teach courses in the area of wine science and sensory evaluation at the undergraduate and possibly graduate levels, with additional opportunities for new course development. The position requires effective communication skills and a commitment to educational leadership in creating innovative instructional environments in the classroom, laboratory, online, and field settings.

The successful candidate must have an established record of teaching and demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. As an Assistant Professor of Teaching, the successful candidate will be engaged in educational leadership activities, including curriculum design and the development and implementation of innovative teaching practices related to lecture, laboratory, and other teaching and learning initiatives. The successful candidate will also participate in relevant service activities within the University and provide service to the academic profession.

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems is a recognized leader in sustainable agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and food safety and quality. The vision of the faculty is balancing our food system and planetary health to create a better world. The faculty focuses on student-centered and community-engaged learning to educate a new generation of scientists equipped to solve complex societal issues. The faculty hosts state-of-the-art facilities such as a mass spectrometry core facility, sensory evaluation lab, and Wine Library.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file that includes a curriculum vitae, teaching statement (up to 3 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations) and a statement describing their experience working with and supporting a diverse student body.

Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted and asked to provide names and contact information of three referees familiar with their recent work. The closing date for applications is January 31, 2022 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee c/o

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.