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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Nutritional Sciences

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)
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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Nutritional Sciences

Date Posted: 07/19/2022
Closing Date: 09/19/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 17534
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Nutritional Sciences
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the field of nutritional sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on January 1st, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

The successful applicant must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, Food Science, or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Additionally, candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in a degree-granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery of innovative course materials, activities, and assessments. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to pedagogical growth and practices and demonstrated interest in teaching related scholarly activities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose background would facilitate delivery of innovative “hands on” courses and learning opportunities in clinical or medical nutrition, food science, and/or environmental sustainability and facilitate indigenization of our undergraduate course offerings. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the successful applicant will also be expected to perform standard professional and administrative activities typical of an academic unit, and to collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development.

Excellence in teaching and a commitment to pedagogical inquiry will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching philosophy/statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is committed to improving nutritional health across the life cycle, striving for equity - locally and globally- through collaborative research, contributions to policy and practice, and teaching that cover the spectrum from -omics to population health. The Department makes a significant contribution to nutritional sciences undergraduate education predominantly to students registered through the Faculty of Arts and Science. The research interests of the Department range from basic science to clinical investigation and population health spanning four core research platforms: healthy human development and aging; precision nutrition using –omics approaches; chronic disease prevention and treatment; and nutrition, food and public policy.

The University of Toronto provides the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The University of Toronto likewise ranks annually as one of the best public universities in the world and as the premiere university in Canada. The University is affiliated with nine fully affiliated hospitals and research institutes and 27 affiliated community hospitals and health care sites and institutions and enjoys partnerships with many cognate departments and community organizations. For more information about the Department of Nutritional Sciences, including its 2021-2026 Strategic plan, please visit our home page at

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a detailed teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy/statement, sample syllabi and course materials (e.g., sample lecture, assignment), and teaching evaluations;
  • a statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and accessibility* and;
  • name and contact information for three references**.

*Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1–2-page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

**Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 11:59pm EDT on September 19, 2022.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Deborah O’Connor Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at [email protected].

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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