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Position Title: Assistant Professor - Teaching and Extension Specialist in Nutrition

Organization: Michigan State University Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Location: East Lansing, MI

Date Posted:  5/26/2015

Position: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University seeks to hire a faculty member with experience/expertise in nutrition education and extension. This position is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with 75% teaching and 25% extension responsibilities.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop several new courses in Public Health Nutrition for delivery in the classroom and online; 2) assist with the development of undergraduate curriculum for the Nutritional Sciences Major; 3) serve on college and university committees and participate in professional and community service activities; and 4) engage with the MSU extension, nutrition education program.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Michigan State University provides its faculty and academic staff with a variety of benefits. Among the most important are a retirement program, and health, prescription drug, dental, and life insurance coverages (

Application Procedures: Please submit the following: 1) a 1-page letter of intent; 2) a 1 to 2 page statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a 1 to 2-page statement of nutrition education/extension/outreach interests; 4) a detailed curriculum vita including a summary of relevant experiences and accomplishments; and 5) the names and full contact information for three or more references. Submit application materials to: MSU Applicant Page – position number 1323.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will begin on June 15, 2015.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. John E. Linz, Search Committee Chairperson
Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Michigan State University
234B G. M. Trout Bldg.
469 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824-1224
Tel: 906-748-0321


Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology/Public Health or closely related field. Successful candidates also must have excellent communication, leadership and networking skills and be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and funding agencies. Priority will be given to candidates with the following achievements/skills/experiences: 1) a PhD in Nutrition or in Nutritional Epidemiology; 2) an MPH degree; 3) at least 2 years of teaching experience (or equivalent); 4) online teaching experience; 5) competency with data analysis; 6) experience in curriculum development and in nutrition education programs.


How to Apply:

MSU Applicant Page:
Position Number 1323

Position Title: Open Rank - Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Organization: Ball State University

Location: Muncie, Indiana

Date Posted:  5/11/2015

Start Date: 8/21/2015 or 1/11/2016

Tenure-track faculty position available August 21, 2015 or January 11, 2016.

Responsibilities:  develop courses and teach graduate and undergraduate course in one or more of the following areas of nutrition and dietetics—bariatric nutrition, nutrition biochemistry, medical nutrition therapy, or community nutrition; direct master’s theses and projects; advise students; scholarship; service (normal teaching load is nine semester hours or equivalent per academic semester).

Minimum qualifications:  Assistant Professor—Ph.D. in nutrition or closely related field by May 31, 2016, and some teaching experience; Associate/Full Professor—Ph.D. in nutrition or closely related field with at least five years of related teaching experience in lower rank; Assistant, Associate, Full Professor should have at least one advanced degree in human nutrition; relevant professional experience in nutrition and dietetics; evidence of potential or established focused scholarly research agenda; evidence of potential to mentor or have mentored graduate students; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work cooperatively and interact effectively with faculty and staff to contribute to the strategic plan for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, and the university.

Preferred qualifications:  Registered Dietitian designation; successful involvement with professional organization in the discipline.  Send letter of application, resume, names and contact information for three references, and official transcripts to: 


Dr. Jay Kandiah, Chair
Nutrition and Dietetics Search Committee
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306 
or to as electronic submission is encouraged
(Tel:  765-285-5955; fax:  765-2851071) 


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Position Title: Vice President, Programs

Organization: Children's Hunger Alliance

Location: Columbus, OH

Date Posted: April 6, 2015


1. Provide leadership to and management of multiple agency programs

      • Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program – ensure the program is managed effectively and efficiently and outreach is provided to continue to expand the agency’s capacity and its sponsorship of the program in multiple locations
      • Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) Family Day Care Homes Program – ensure the program is managed effectively and efficiently and outreach is provided to continue to expand the agency’s capacity and its sponsorship of the program in multiple locations
      • School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and Summer Nutrition Programs– ensure the agency’s outreach and technical assistance work is effective in increasing the number of Ohio’s children who have access to the programs
      • Nutrition Education and strengthening healthy environments – ensure agency’s nutrition education and physical activity programs lead to healthier lifestyles and environments for Ohio’s children

2. Provide leadership and ensure agency representation in national, state and regional collaboratives to further strengthen our external partnerships and expand our work through strategic alliances.

3. Provide leadership to programmatic evaluation and efficiency efforts.

4. Assist in strengthening linkages between central and regional offices that support optimum effectiveness.

5. Functions as an agency spokesperson and advocate

6. Develop and achieve annual goals and objectives with effective budget management

7. Manage, nurture and support staff to their fullest potential

8. Turn organizational strategies and priorities into implementation of effective programs.


 Master’s Degree or equivalent training and work experience in Child Nutrition Program administration, school administration, nutrition, non-profit leadership or federal programs.

 8 or more years working in a leadership role in CACFP, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and Summer Nutrition Programs, hunger relief, or social services

 Ability to lead a high performance team of staff and volunteers to achieve program goals & objectives across departments and throughout Ohio

 Ability to plan, organize and direct multiple complex projects within specified timelines

 Demonstrated ability to think strategically and provide input to strategic vision and direction for agency

 Ability to communicate and develop partnerships with diverse groups and individuals, including state and national partnerships and strategic alliances with government agencies, non-profit organizations, education associations, and other key stakeholders

 Excellent presentation skills

Budget management experience

Knowledge of:

 USDA Child Nutrition Programs including CACFP, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and Summer Nutrition Programs.

 School administration, the Ohio education system, afterschool programs, nutrition education and childcare services  Nutrition, food insecurity, and/or hunger-relief

 Program planning, management and evaluation

 Non-profit leadership

 Community relations

 Federal, state and local funding streams/grant processes

How to apply: Send your resume and cover letter to or VP, Programs Posting, Children's Hunger Alliance, 1105 Schrock Road, Suite 505, Columbus, OH 43229

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