Assistant Professor - Family Relations and Human Development University of Guelph, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Canada

Assistant Professor - Family Relations and Human Development

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

Date Posted: December 21, 2018

Deadline: February 19, 2019

Please reference AD #18-76

Position Description:

The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in family relations and human development at the Assistant Professor level.


Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participating in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development, and building a vigorous research program with an applied focus. Applicants who can show evidence of working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment are preferred.


At the time of the appointment (July 2019), applicants should have completed a PhD in education, child development, human development, psychology, social work, sociology or other family-related/human development-related field. The successful candidate should have a strong record of research and teaching, and a clearly articulated plan for an independent research program. Possible areas for a suitable research program include: early childhood studies, child development (emphasis on the early years), parent-child relations, parenting, family relations. Priority teaching needs in the department are in the Child, Youth and Family major and in quantitative research methods. Current registration in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators, or potential to be registered within one year of the appointment date, would be an asset.


The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition is housed in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. It offers undergraduate majors in Adult Development (ADEV), Applied Human Nutrition (AHN), and Child, Youth and Family (CYF), as well as research-based MSc and PhD programs in the fields of Applied Human Nutrition and Family Relations and Human Development (FRHD). It also offers two accredited professional Masters programs: a Master of Applied Nutrition (MAN) program, and an MSc in Couple and Family Therapy. The successful candidate will teach largely within our CYF and ADEV undergraduate majors and within our FRHD graduate programs. More information about the Department can be found at the website.


The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.


Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on February 19, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier, including statement of teaching philosophy (up to two pages) and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research interests (up to two pages), and names of three referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:


Professor Clare MacMartin
Chair, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1


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


The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.


The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.


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