Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Foodservice Management - Relocate to New Zealand
University of Otago
Vancouver, BC
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Foodservice Management-1901679


Our department

The Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Otago is the longest established department of its kind at a New Zealand University, is the World Health Organisation collaborating centre for the Western Pacific region and is the only New Zealand University to offer Foodservice management and International nutrition at undergraduate level.

Undergraduate degrees include BSc and BSc(Hons) in Human Nutrition, and BAppSc and BAppSc(Hons) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. In addition, a range of postgraduate options in Human Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Dietetics are available at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD level.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a full time, permanent (confirmation path) Lecturer in Foodservice Management. In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Developing new courses, teaching materials, and assessing student performance.
  • Contributing to the research activities of our Department, including publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support and supervising research students.
  • Contributing to the effective and efficient running of the Department and its responsibilities within the University and wider community.
Your skills and experience

You will ideally have extensive experience in foodservice management with demonstrated success in teaching and research, as well as:
  • A doctoral degree in Food Service/Systems Management, Hospitality, Nutrition or closely related field.
  • Be eligible for registration as a New Zealand Dietitian.
  • Have a commitment to quality University education.
Further details

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the department and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences.

The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Department and University.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Lisa Houghton, Head of Department, via the contact details below.


Candidates are required to provide:
  • A CV, including employment history.
  • A letter of application addressing the Person Specification / Personal Attributes.
  • 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1901679 will close on Sunday, 8 September 2019.

Additional Information

Contact: Associate Professor Lisa Houghton Tel: +64 3 479 7945

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Primary Location
Employment Status
Permanent Full-time
Salary Level and Range Lecturer / Research Fellow ($80,406 to $96,167) or Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow ($101,149 to $116,357)
Human Nutrition
Job Function
Research and Teaching