Instructor I or II – Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics

University of Manitoba

Instructor I or II – Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics – Position Number 34963

Job Description and Responsibilities:
The Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time, probationary Instructor position at the rank of Instructor I or Instructor II in Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics. We are seeking to recruit an individual to add complementary expertise in Applied Human Nutrition at the graduate and undergraduate level and assist with the coordination of the accreditation and program review processes.

Start date will be September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) teach up to twenty credit hours per academic year, update and coordinate Masters of Applied Human Nutrition (MAHN) academic courses, 2) assist with the coordination of accreditation and review of the dietetic programs 3) collaborate with other academics in the department and faculty, and the broader university community where common interests or synergies may exist; 4) collaborate with external partners, 5) participate in recruitment events and activities planned by either the department or the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; and 6) participate in the department’s committee responsibilities within the University of Manitoba community.

Mentoring by a senior member of the department/faculty will be available to the successful applicant, if required. Faculty members at the rank of Instructor are expected to contribute to service and the various committees required for the functioning of the department, faculty, and university.

The successful candidate must: 1) have a minimum of a Master’s Degree for appointment to the rank of Instructor I or a Master’s Degree and 5 or more years’ experience in a University or equivalent position for appointment to the rank of Instructor II ; 2) be registered or be eligible for registration with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba; 3) have demonstrated teaching experience at a post-secondary institution or equivalent, preferably with experience in teaching applied nutrition 4) possess the necessary personal attributes to collaborate effectively in a team environment and 5) have a minimum of two years’ experience working in dietetics.

Additional Information:
The Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences resides in the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences, but also provides strong connections with many academic programs across the University. The Department has 22 tenured or tenure-track professors, 3 full-time instructors, and 16 support staff (8 administrative & 8 technicians). Undergraduate enrolment in the Food Science and Human Nutritional Science programs is approximately 300 students, with an additional 100 graduate students in the Master’s or PhD programs. The undergraduate teaching responsibilities of the department also includes courses for International College of Manitoba (ICM) and Access & Aboriginal Focus Programs.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of EDI and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identifies). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Faculty’s commitment to EDI, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage applicants to self-identify any aspect of diversity in the cover letter.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Materials:
Applicants interested in this position are asked to submit the following:
– Cover letter, indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position,
– Curriculum vitae,
– College of Dietitians of Manitoba license # or proof of eligibility for registration from the College of Dietitians of Manitoba,
– Brief teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, overview of teaching experience, and summary of teaching evaluations (maximum 3 pages),
– A statement describing past, present, or planned actions to promote and further develop equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching (maximum 1 page), and
– Names and contact information of three references.

Specify position number 34963 in the application. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to the Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Cristina M. Rosell
Professor & Department Head
Department of Food & Human Nutritional Sciences
209 Human Ecology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6411
E-mail: [email protected]

Application materials and letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that any submitted curriculum vitae will be made available to participating members of the search process.

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