Position #1 Available:

Assistant Professor in Molecular Nutrition

Deadline for Submission of Applications:  Thursday 15 November 2018 by 11:59 pm

How to Apply:  See Full Ad Text below followed by PDF format for complete instructions


Full Ad Text:

Assistant Professor in Molecular Nutrition

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Molecular Nutrition, with a focus on the mechanisms by which nutrition influences the maintenance of health and prevention of disease.  The successful candidate may utilize a variety of experimental approaches but their research program must be primarily human based.  The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in kinesiology, nutrition, health sciences, or a related field completed prior to the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence in human nutrition.  Scholars who undertake research with marginalized populations are especially encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants whose research program complements the current focus on physical activity and health within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.


The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding.  The successful candidate will have strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Candidates will be able to teach courses in nutrition and health and will possess an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the School’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work in a collegial and collaborative manner in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the School, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.


A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Jean Côté, SKHS Director at: skhs.director@queensu.ca or in hard copy to the address below


The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.  Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if the position remains unfilled.


Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Jean Côté, Director at skhs.director@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:


Dr. Jean Côté, Director

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

SKHS Building, 28 Division Street

Queen’s University

Kingston Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6 


The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Dr. Jean Côté in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at skhs.director@queensu.ca or by Telephone at:  613-533-6601.


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