Assistant Professor, Molecular Nutrition
University of Guelph
The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.
Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, a research and teaching-intensive department at the University of Guelph, invites applications for a tenure–track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Nutrition.
The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences seeks a collaborative colleague committed to our vision of the maintenance of health through lifestyle research and preventative medicine. The successful candidate will have a PhD in the field of Nutrition, postdoctoral research and/or Faculty experience, and the ability to maintain a productive research program in the area of molecular nutrition: the effect of nutrients and foods/food components on whole body physiology and health status at a molecular and cellular level. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a basic research program in molecular nutrition, attract tri-council research funding, and maintain a productive research program that includes the training of graduate students and other highly qualified personnel. The ideal new Faculty member will have the breadth of expertise to teach broadly in the area of nutrition, including nutrigenomics, metabolism, micronutrients and nutritional toxicology. The new Faculty member will teach two undergraduate courses that could include courses in the BASc degree program in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber and undergraduate courses that would service the Honours BSc students in the programs within the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. There would also be a contribution to graduate teaching.
The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences offers undergraduate Honours B.Sc. programs in Human Kinetics, Biomedical Sciences, and Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences that have a total enrolment of ~1600 students at the University of Guelph and an undergraduate BASc program in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber (~500 students). The Department also has a vibrant graduate program with an enrolment of ~110-120 graduate students each year.
Applications for this position should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, documentation of teaching ability, and the names of 3 referees. Applications will be accepted until August 26, 2018.
The University of Guelph is the largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; 3) documentation of teaching ability and 4) the names and contact information of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:
Dr. Coral Murrant
Professor and Chair
Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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