Lecturer in Dietetics

Sessional Lecturer in Dietetics

Job Summary:

Posted June 9 2021

A Sessional Lecturer position is available in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Vancouver Campus) from January 1-April 30, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a new 3-credit course, FNH 345 Counselling in Dietetics.

A brief description of the course can be found at https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-course&dept=FNH&course=345


This course will introduce students to counselling in dietetics. The role of privilege, systemic identities, internal and external biases, core beliefs, personal values and expectations will also be considered. Topics will include communication theory, foundational counselling skills, theories of behaviour change, motivational interviewing, goal setting, learning abilities and styles, obstacles to effective communication, Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS), multicultural competence, and ethical standards in nutrition counselling.


This course should be a combination of theory and applied skills that focus on developing counselling skills. The teaching and learning approaches used in this course should promote learning engagement as students prepare to enter the practice environment in year 3. During the course, the instructor is expected to teach professional skills (e.g., nutrition counselling, self-reflection on learning) through applied assignments and classroom activities.

The instructor is responsible for planning the course content and delivery of course material, arranging office hours to meet with students, consultation with teaching assistants and/or markers, design and/or adaptation of questions for assignments and exams, and assignment of grades. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The delivery (in-person, hybrid or virtual) of the course will be determined with the Director of Dietetics and the Dietetics Educator responsible for the undergraduate program restructuring.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in Education, Nutritional Sciences, or related areas.
  • Member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of BC and Dietitians of Canada.
  • Experience teaching at the university level would be an asset.
  • Experience with hybrid or blended teaching an asset.


The closing date for applications is June 30, 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, CV with evidence or record of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information of three referees. Applications are to be submitted online at the following link: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Sessional-Lecturer_JR2624

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.