Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science


University of British Columbia, Vancouver


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Start Date

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ( is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program in the Food Science group. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Applicants must have a PhD in Food Science or a relevant discipline, plus postdoctoral or industry experience. Candidates with a multidisciplinary research approach are encouraged to apply, especially in one of the priority areas related to food quality and safety: analytical chemistry, applied fermentations, postharvest processing.

The Faculty hosts instruments associated with the Wine Research Centre including a mass spectrometry core facility with three LC/MS and four GC/MS instruments adjacent to the Wine Research Centre, and has recently invested $1 million in food processing and thermo-physicochemical analysis facilities to complement a proposed Food and Beverage Innovation Centre. If appropriate, the successful candidate may join the Wine Research Centre.

Applicants must demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and complement the current Food Science teaching program, including instructing food analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level, with additional opportunities for new course development. The successful applicant will also be expected to establish synergistic research relationships within and between the research groups in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program and the British Columbia food and wine industries. Information on current research areas and facilities in the Faculty can be found at The Faculty of Land and Food Systems supports student-centered learning to educate a new generation of scientists equipped to solve the most fundamental issues faced by society.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: Applicants are required to send: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information of three references, 4) a brief statement describing their five-year research plan (1-2 pages) and 5) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of potential for effective teaching (1-2 pages). Review of applications will start on November 1, 2020. If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee c/o Please do not send applications by email.

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.