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Assistant Professor, Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline January 15, 2010

The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in applied human nutrition. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participating in the graduate programs, and building a vigorous research program.

Applicants must hold a PhD in applied human nutrition or a related field. The successful candidate will have a proven record of research and teaching. Candidates with research interests focusing on population/public health nutrition issues, community nutrition, and/or nutrition policy are preferred. Priority teaching needs in the department are in the areas of Community Nutrition, Food Security, and Nutrition Education, with expertise in Long Term Care /Foodservice and/or Nutrition Assessment also considered. A Registered Dietitian is preferred.

The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition is housed in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, and offers undergraduate majors in Child, Youth and Family, Adult Development Families and Wellbeing, and Applied Human Nutrition (AHN). Graduate programs include a MSc program in the fields of AHN, Family Relations and Human Development (FRHD), and Couple and Family Therapy; a PhD program in the fields of AHN and FRHD; and a Master of Applied Nutrition (MAN) program with a dietetic internship component. Both the undergraduate nutrition and the graduate MAN programs are accredited by Dietitians of Canada.

Submit applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three referees, to Dr. John Beaton, Chair, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 (Tel: 519-824-4120, Ext. 56321; FAX: 519-766-0691, by January 15, 2010.

More information about the Department can be found at the website:

All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

Subject to final budgetary approval