Lecturer in Dietetics Education

Lecturer in Dietetics Education

Posted November 10, 2021

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (www.landfood.ubc.ca) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program (Dietetics Program) with an anticipated started date of January 1, 2022. The position is expected to support the students and curriculum delivery of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Human Nutrition or related area, and previous experience with post-secondary undergraduate teaching in both in-person and on-line formats. Applicants must be registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, or be eligible for registration. Familiarity with dietetics education is essential. Candidates must be committed to and demonstrate excellence in both the teaching and learning of graduate students, contribute to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels, and show commitment to diversity in their teaching practice.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of 3-years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track) and renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds, enrollment, operational needs, and demonstration of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties, as assigned by the Director of Dietetics, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The normal teaching load for the position is 18 credits per year. In the first 6 months, the expectation is the development of two new 3- credit courses in the Program.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Lecturer-in-Dietetics-Education_JR5125-1. Applicants must upload the following documents by December 17, 2021: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and orientation, evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, sample class assignments, etc.), and a statement of experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. In addition, applicants should arrange to have 3 confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline via email to melanie.train@ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Enquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address; please indicate in the subject line: “Lecturer position in Dietetics Education.”

Dietetics is a professional program that meets the accreditation standards for the dietetics profession in Canada, and is the only dietetics program offered in British Columbia. It includes general biological and social sciences courses, as well as specialized dietetics courses like basic and applied human nutrition, food and food systems management, and professional dietetic practice.

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.