Assistant Professor, Food and Nutritional Sciences (Tenure-stream appointment)

Job Description

Brescia University College campus is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Haundenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Chonnonton Nations. This territory falls under the London Township Treaty and Sombra Treaty 1796, and the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. Brescia University College accepts responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous Communities through teaching, research, and community service.

Brescia University College (www.brescia.uwo.ca), a Catholic university college affiliated with Western University, is Canada’s only women’s university. For over a century, the university experience at Brescia has challenged students to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion. Our student-centred institution is committed to providing women with a transformative education as we prepare our students for life-long leadership. Our students benefit from a small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while having access to resources at Western.

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. The preferred candidate will possess a relevant PhD or Masters-level degree and industry experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise: quality management, risk management, and/or process improvement methodologies and food safety, including food safety programs in nutrition/foodservice management or food processing. Holding a current RD designation, membership in CSNM or NM/P.H.Ec designation will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have an independent research program with a record of publications. Teaching duties will include courses on nutrition management and food policy, plus other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Potential courses for teaching could include Management for Food and Nutrition, Food Production Management, Policy Development and Advocacy, Global Policies in Food Safety, and Advanced Management. Each academic year, faculty at Brescia teach three courses in one term and two in the other and are expected to supervise graduate students in our MScFN program. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to expand and enhance the outreach of our Food and Nutritional Sciences program by building connections with the food industry and other institutions, and by contributing to program development. The successful candidate must be an independent and creative problem solver, able to work autonomously in areas of responsibility while collaborating with other members of the School. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Brescia are encouraged to identify their experiences and potential contributions in their cover letter.

Applicants should submit:
• a letter of application
• curriculum vitae
• statement of research interests
• teaching portfolio

Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Jennifer Sutton, Provost, Brescia University College, [email protected] The deadline for receipt of applications is December 16, 2022, or until the position is filled.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Wisdom, Justice and Compassion are at the core of our Ursuline values. We acknowledge our responsibility to attain a diverse and equitable employment environment that is inclusive of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from women, racialized persons / persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, persons of any gender identity or gender expression and others who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation for interviews or throughout the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]