Associate or Assistant Professor in Food Science

Associate or Assistant Professor in Food Science

Posted December 2, 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 stream position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program in the Food Science group. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023.

Applicants must have a PhD in Food Science or a relevant discipline, supplemented with postdoctoral or industry experience. Candidates with a multidisciplinary research approach that falls into any area of food science and will complement the current expertise in the Food Science Program are encouraged to apply. Potential to develop an outstanding research program in areas such as analytical chemistry, food fermentation, novel foods, and functional properties of food materials will be considered an asset. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to contribute to and complement the current Food Science teaching program, which includes a professional Master’s program. As described in its Action Plan, 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 (

Successful applicants are 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, the university, and the British Columbia food and beverage industries. Information on current research areas and facilities in the Faculty can be found at

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file no later than March 31, 2022 that includes: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information of three references, 4) brief statement describing the applicant’s five-year research plan (1-2 pages) and 5) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of potential for effective teaching (1-2 pages). Applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted and asked to provide letters of reference. 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.