Professor in Nutrition, management, leadership, and food provision

$88,000 - $98,000 yearly
  • University of Ottawa, School of Nutrition Sciences
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Sep 24, 2021
Full time BUS: Hotel & Restaurant Management BUS: Management/HR/OB/Strategy Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Human Development/Family/Consumer Science

Job Description


The functions of a member of the academic staff include: a) teaching activities at the undergraduate and graduate level; b) scholarly activities involving a research program; c) activities related to service to the School, Faculty, and University community; d) supervision of undergraduate and graduate research students, including direction of thesis projects.

Research interests may include:

  • Optimal management of food, nutrition, and health services, including evaluation of service and product quality, resources, losses, profits, and costs,
  • Use and development of technologies for food and nutrition related management,
  • Evaluating the management of food service systems in a variety of settings (e.g., long-term care, hospitals, schools, daycares, detention facilities),
  • Identifying best practices in healthy and safe food supply management and sustainable food,
  • Study of food systems, including food environments and their effects on the nutritional health of individuals,
  • Needs assessment, planning, management, and evaluation of the community food supply to support health,
  • Managing risk, change and emergencies, including crises, in relation to the food supply,
  • Using leadership to promote health through food and nutrition; and developing management and leadership competencies related to nutrition.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • D. in Nutrition or a related field.
  • Postdoctoral experience in nutrition, management, leadership, food provision or a related field is an asset.

Professional affiliation:

  • Registration to the College of Dietitians of Ontario or the college of dietitians of another Canadian province with the capacity to transfer registration in Ontario.
  • Membership with Dietitians of Canada or eligibility to join.

Work experience:

  • Demonstrated research excellence in a nutrition field related to management and leadership, 
  • Experience in university teaching and training at the undergraduate level,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and training at the graduate level,
  • Solid experience in interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • Ability to communicate and teach effectively in English and French, both orally and in writing.


Application Details

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Letter describing their professional experience, research contributions, experience in university teaching and service.
  • Description of their teaching interests including their teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches.
  • A statement of English / French proficiency - ability to speak / write / teach in French and English (level of bilingualism).
  • A detailed description of current and future research plans (maximum 5 pages).
  • Contact information for three people to contact for letters of recommendation.

 Application Deadline: October 2021, or until the position is filled

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