Lecturer in Human Nutrition

Lecturer in Human Nutrition

Posted March 18, 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, with an anticipated started date of July 1, 2021.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Master degree in Human Nutrition or related area, with a PhD strongly preferred, and previous experience with post-secondary undergraduate teaching in both in-person and on-line formats. Familiarity with Canvas, or another Learning Management Software is essential. Candidates must be committed to and demonstrate excellence in both the teaching and learning of undergraduate 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 up to three 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, falling enrollment, other operational reasons, and demonstration of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill limited service duties, as assigned by the Program Director, and to teach undergraduate courses, primarily in Human Nutrition. The normal teaching load for the position is currently 21 credits per year. In the first year, the expectation is the development of two new 3 credit courses in Physiology and Anatomy, which will become part of the teaching portfolio of the position.

Brief descriptions of each course in the Program can be found online at: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-department&dept=FNH.

Applications are to be submitted online at the following link: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents by April 22, 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 Human Nutrition.”

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems uses student-centered learning to educate new generations of learners equipped to solve the most fundamental issues faced by society — those focused on human health, a sustainable food supply and the responsible use of finite land and water resources.

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.