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Lecturer in Food Science

University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ( is seeking an outstanding candidate for a part-time (60%) Lecturer within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program. The position will start July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Master degree in Food Science or related area, with a PhD preferred. Previous experience with teaching and student evaluation in a laboratory course at a post-secondary institution, teaching in an on-line format, and familiarity with Canvas, or another Learning Management Software is required. Familiarity with common techniques used for food analysis/chemistry, food microbiology, and food processing an asset.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching 15 credits of courses in the Winter Term (September 2021 to April 2022) related to Food Science as follows:

o 3 credits FNH 200 (99A) Exploring our Food (Term 1) (Web-based course)
o 3 credits FNH 325 Food Science Laboratory 1 (Term 1)
o 3 credits FNH 326 Food Science Laboratory 2 (Term 2)
o 6 credits FNH 425 Food Science Laboratory 3 (Term 1&2)

Three additional credits may be assigned, with additional compensation.

Brief descriptions of each course can be found online at:

Applicants should submit a CV with three references to Dr. Christine Scaman, Program Director for Food, Nutrition, and Health ( The closing date for applications March 15, 2021.

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems uses student-centered learning to educate new generations of learners equipped to solve the most fundamental issues faced by society — those focused around human health, a sustainable food supply and the responsible use of finite land and water resources.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.