Sessional Lecturer – Human Nutrition

Sessional Lecturer – Human Nutrition

Posted on April 11, 2022

Job Summary

A Sessional Lecturer position is available with UBC’s Faculty of Land & Food Systems from January 1 – April 30, 2023. The candidate will be expected to teach FNH 473 Applied Public Health Nutrition (3 credits). This course involves classroom instruction and community-based projects with an enrollment of approximately 70 students. To view a recent syllabus for the course, please see:

The Sessional Lecturer 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.


The successful candidate for this position will hold a MSc or PhD (preferred) in Human Nutrition or related areas, and have demonstrated ability to teach and manage a large class at the university level, manage graduate student teaching assistants, and have previous experience using a learning management system such as Canvas. Familiarity with potential community partners for class projects in the Vancouver area would be an asset.


This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Closing date for applications is April 30, 2022. Please send applications including CV with cover letter, evidence of teaching excellence, and 3 reference contacts to the attention of:

Program Director, Food, Nutrition and Health
c/o Melanie Train, HR Manager-Faculty
University of British Columbia

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.