Sessional Lecturer (FNH 480: Professional Dietetic Practice III)

Sessional Lecturer (FNH 480: Professional Dietetic Practice III)

The Food, Nutrition and Health program, Faculty of Land & Food Systems (Vancouver campus) is recruiting a sessional lecturer position to teach FNH 480 in the January – April 2021 term online.

A brief description of the course can be found at

FNH 480 is the final professional practice course. It is a 3-credit course focused on skill development and application for: (1) Year 5 practice education, (2) practice-based research, and (3) practice settings. The course is restricted to students with year 4 standing in the Dietetics Major.


The UBC dietetics professional practice courses assist students to develop communication, collaboration and professional practice skills, and prepare for the transition to the practice education component of the program (Year 5). These courses emphasize collaborative and reflective approaches, which are essential for dietetic practice. Students are graded on a pass/fail competency-oriented basis, in alignment with assessment methods used during Year 5 practice education placements.


This is a workshop and applied skills focused course. Standard class time is Wednesdays 1:00-3:50pm. The teaching and learning approaches used in this course are designed to promote learning engagement as students prepare to enter the practice environment in year 5. During the course, the instructor is expected to teach professional skills (e.g., nutrition counselling, enteral nutrition, self-reflection on learning) through applied assignments and classroom activities.

The instructor is responsible for 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

Minimum Qualifications:
– Master’s degree in Education or Nutritional Sciences or other related degree
– 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


Closing date for applications is Oct 30, 2020. Please send applications with a cover letter and CV with evidence or record of teaching effectiveness, the names and contact information of three referees, and any additional information to the attention of:

Dr. Tamara Cohen
Director of Dietetics
Room 218 – 2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

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.