Three (3) Tenure Track Positions in the School of Nutrition

Toronto Metropolitan University

Three (3) Tenure Track Positions in the School of Nutrition
FCS, School of Nutrition
Posted: December 4, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 26, 2024

Three (3) Tenure Track Positions in the School of Nutrition, Toronto Metropolitan University
Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the School of Nutrition in the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) [] invites applications for three (3) tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2024 subject to final budgetary approval. Applications from candidates who self-identify as belonging to one or more equity-deserving group(s) recognized at TMU are particularly encouraged and such candidates are encouraged to self-identify through our Applicant Diversity Self-ID questionnaire at the time of application.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, scholarly research or creative activity and service duties while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Teaching duties will entail teaching in our undergraduate (BASc) and graduate (MHSc, PMDip), supervision of students and curriculum development. The successful candidate will pursue a strong, innovative research program or creative activity that is externally funded and that produces cutting-edge, high quality results.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a nutrition or food related discipline. We encourage both Registered Dietitians (RD) (applicants registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario by the appointment date) and non RD applicants to apply. A minimum of one (1) position is reserved for candidates with the RD credential.

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

a demonstrated capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, experience with course and curriculum review and/or development, examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning, sample syllabi, strong teaching evaluations, teaching awards, and other relevant achievements in teaching;
a demonstrated capacity, record and plan for scholarly research and/or creative activity that is current, innovative and impactful as evidenced by, but not limited to, peer-reviewed publications, working papers, public policy contributions, presentations at academic conferences, community and professional work, grants, research related awards and other writing or creative production that contributes to the visibility and prominence of the discipline and subject areas;
a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching, scholarly research and creative activities, and service, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
an ability to contribute to the life of the School of Nutrition and the University through collegial service.

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) []. Visit us at to view the TFA collective agreement and a summary of TFA benefits.

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

School of Nutrition in the Faculty of Community Services
Our School offers undergraduate (BASc) and graduate (MHSc & PMDip) programs to over 500 students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching, community engagement and service. We are interested in candidates who will build on our existing strengths in research activity and teaching through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives.

Working at TMU
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU, we believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to rank number one on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity.

We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks.

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by January 26, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

a letter of application;
a curriculum vitae;
a statement of research interests;
a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations.

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Chair Fiona Yeudall PhD RD at [email protected].

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Ahmed Ahmed [[email protected]], Interim Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion [].

Indigenous candidates are encouraged to reach out to Lynn Lavallée PhD, Strategic Lead Indigenous Resurgence, Faculty of Community Services at [email protected].

Black identifying candidates who wish to learn more about working at the TMU are welcome to contact Grace-Camile Munro PhD, Interim Director of the Black Scholarship Institute at [email protected] and the Co-Chairs of the Black Faculty & Staff Community Network, at [email protected]

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact [email protected].

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