University of Alberta

Food Procurement Assistant (FPA)

Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science

Competition No.  -    S108139686
Posting Date  -    Aug 12, 2019
Closing Date  -    Aug 19, 2019
Hourly Rate  -    $20.00 per hour
Grade  -    06
Hours  -    4

The Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science is looking for a Food Procurement Assistant (FPA) for the fall semester starting September 3, 2019 to assist with food shopping for the food ingredients needed for 4 lab sections of NuFS 250. The incumbent must be available on Monday and Thursday mornings for 2 hours each day. This position has an end date of December 10, 2019.

NuFS 250 – Applied Food Theory focuses on fundamental food preparation skills and practical application of food theory to household food preparation issues through laboratory-based instruction. The course is offered in the fall semester.

As the incumbent will need to have a car, transportation costs will be reimbursed at standard University rate.


  • Picks up food ingredients ordered through Click & Collect as well buy any additional foods that are needed
  • Delivers the food to the University
  • Thursday morning: Picks up a Click & Collect order from Superstore and delivers to the Teaching Food Lab in the Ag Forestry building
  • Monday morning: Purchases items that are perishable, items not available through Click & Collect and also items from other stores such as Bulk Barn, Save On Foods as needed


  • Senior undergraduate student (NUFS)
  • Must have own car and be fit to carry heavy bags

Questions and inquiries should be directed to Dr Anna Farmer at

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.