The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS) in The College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track, teaching-focused position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Nutrition, Exercise, Metabolism, or Human Health.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an area consistent with the fields of nutritional sciences, exercise physiology, metabolism, or human health and relevant postdoctoral or faculty experience, with a demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in human health and lifestyle medicine related fields. The successful candidate will have a teaching-focused distribution of effort (minimum 4 courses/year) in human health-related fields, such as exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, metabolism, nutrition, biology of health and human performance. Courses may include teaching in the Honours BASc degree program in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the Honours BSc programs in the Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences, Human Kinetics and Bio-Medical Science programs at the University of Guelph.
The applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to the scholarship and research mission of the Department. The successful candidate will be able to recruit and mentor diverse HQP interested in engaging in scholarship/research. The successful candidate may employ any number of scholarly approaches and innovative methodologies in fields relevant to HHNS which may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the scholarship of teaching and learning and the scholarship of knowledge translation and transfer. Curricular development, methods of delivery and assessment would also be highly appropriate. Scholarly approaches may also include mentoring of HQP including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the development or revision of courses, and methods of delivery and assessment, particularly if this leads to publication/dissemination.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with ~28 faculty and an excellent record of scholarship/research in human health, exercise, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics and physiology as well as teaching and learning, who employ a wide range of techniques and methodologies at multiple levels of biological organization to advance the fields of human health and nutritional sciences.
In the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and the College of Biological Science, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with and contribute to excellence in research and teaching. To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the Department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science’s EDI statement (https://www.uoguelph.ca/hhns/hhns-equity-diversity-and-inclusion).
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• Ph.D. in an area consistent with the fields of nutritional sciences, exercise physiology, metabolism, or human health
• Postdoctoral scholarship/research experience
• University teaching and training experience
Distribution of Effort:
• 70% teaching
• 20% scholarly/research activity
• 10% service
• Demonstrated commitment to effective and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level.
• Able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences (HHNS) and, more broadly, in the College of Biological Science.
• Potential development and/or revision of courses, including collaboration with other faculty and staff for the development and/or revision of courses.
• Experience in curricular design, review and revision.
• Teaching statement (4 pages max):
o Describe an overall teaching philosophy.
o Describe all previous formal and informal education training and experience.
o Provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses and/or plan to use in future courses.
o Describe any experiences with experiential/work-integrated learning.
o Describe potential teaching contributions to the department.
• Evidence of strong potential to develop and contribute to scholarship and research in HHNS.
• Be able to recruit and mentor diverse HQP interested in engaging in scholarship/research including undergraduate and graduate students.
• Employ any number of scholarly approaches and innovative methodologies in fields relevant to HHNS which may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the scholarship of teaching and learning and the scholarship of knowledge translation and transfer, curricular development, methods of delivery and assessment, etc.
• Scholarship/research statement (2 pages max):
o Present a vision of the short and long-term goals of the scholarship/research activities.
o Explain how the scholarship/research activity plan will promote interdisciplinarity and collaboration within the Department.
o Describe how HQP will be included in scholarship/research activities.
EDI and Collegiality:
• Commitment to a departmental culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued.
• Diversity statement (1 page max):
o Describe history of advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship/research and mentorship.
o Describe strategies to ensure the applicant’s scholarship/research, teaching, and mentorship activities will provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and will foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in their courses and research group.
Assessment of applications will begin September 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF): (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement; (4) scholarly/research activity vision; (5) EDI statement; (6) names and contact information of three references.
The teaching statement (4 pages max) should describe an overall teaching philosophy, provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses or that you wish to employ in future courses, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department. The scholarship/research activity vision statement (2 pages max) should present a vision of the short and long-term goals of the scholarship/research activities, including any relevant funding strategies and the potential for integration and collaboration within the department. It should also describe how High Quality Personnel will be included in your scholarship/research activities. The EDI statement (1 page max) should describe your history of advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and the strategies you plan to use to ensure your teaching, scholarship/research, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and scholarship/research group.
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to the attention of:
Dr. David J. Dyck, Professor
Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
Please put “Assistant Professor in Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism” in the subject line.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.
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