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Professional Practice Coordinator - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Professional Practice Coordinator
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Department of Applied Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time 18- month term position as the Professional Practice Coordinator of the Dietetics program.


The successful candidate will be required to coordinate the integrated dietetic internship program. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Planning and directing dietetic intern education and training
  • Arranging and facilitating intern placement experiences, including  providing support for preceptors
  • Developing and updating placement agreements and insurance certificates
  • Mentoring students and evaluating their performance
  • Ensuring program compliance with accreditation standards
  • Updating program policies and procedures
  • Facilitating the annual program evaluation


  • Minimum qualifications include a B.Sc. in in Foods and Nutrition (or equivalent)
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree in Nutrition or related area
  • Eligible to register with the PEI College of Dietitians
  • Member of Dietitians of Canada.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian is also a requirement of the position
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.