Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Chair (Internal search)

Department: Family Relations & Applied Nutrition

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Deadline:  March 20, 2017

Position Description:

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. The appointment as Chair will be for five years, effective July 1, 2017, and is renewable for a second term of up to five years.

Candidates must be tenured faculty members in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition and should have a substantial understanding of the department and the disciplinary sub-fields or ‘areas’ that comprise the teaching and research programs. The successful candidate will possess leadership and management capabilities that serve the needs of the department, college and university, as well as the ability to appreciate and provide balanced leadership across scholarly areas and stakeholder groups. An established record of teaching, scholarship and service is also a necessary condition of the appointment. A record of sustained successful involvement at college and university levels would be an asset.

In collaboration with departmental colleagues, the Chair will be expected to guide the future direction and positioning of the department. The Chair will be expected to maintain and communicate a sense of direction; support individual members of the department through mentoring and facilitation; to act as a responsible advocate for the department; to encourage collegiality and respect for a range of career paths and different forms and fields of scholarship; to foster values of fairness, excellence and collaboration; and to maintain a sense of pride, achievement and community among all members (students, staff and faculty) of the department. The Chair has overall responsibility that Department practices and processes are formulated, promulgated and followed, that resources are properly allocated, and that college and university policies and procedures are followed.

Inquiries, applications and nominations should be directed to Gwen Chapman Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (csahsdean@uoguelph.ca), the chair of the search committee. Applications must be submitted by noon, Monday, March 20, 2017, and include a curriculum vitae and a brief (2-3 page) self-assessment of the skills and experience that they would bring to the position.


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

The University of Guelph acknowledge 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.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.