Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair

College: College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Department: Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

Date Posted: February 11, 2020
Deadline: March 9, 2020
Please reference AD #20-07

Position Description:

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN). The appointment as Chair will be for five years, effective July 1, 2020, with the possibility of being renewed for a second term of up to five years.

Candidates must be tenured faculty members at the University of Guelph* and should have a substantial understanding of the FRAN department and the disciplinary sub-fields or ‘areas’ that comprise its 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. A strong record of teaching, scholarship and service is also required. A record of successful service at college and university levels and familiarity with university policies and procedures would be assets.

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; act as a responsible advocate for the department; encourage collegiality and respect for a range of career paths and different forms and fields of scholarship; foster values of fairness, excellence and collaboration; and 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.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm, Monday, March 9, 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. Inquiries, applications and nominations should be directed to the chair of the search committee:

Gwen Chapman
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Email: csahsdean@uoguelph.ca

*Note that appointment of an applicant from a department other than FRAN would be subject to provisions in Article 24.1 of the collective agreement, consideration of operational and budgetary considerations, and consent by the respective Dean(s) and Provost.

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we 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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.