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Position Title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition  

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition

Position Title: DEPARTMENT HEAD, Food Science and Nutrition

Position Title: Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition & Health (Lancaster County)

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Position Title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety
Organization: University of Wyoming 
City and State: Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, Wyoming
Start Date: August 1, 2016

Posted: 4/11/2016

Sweetwater County is located in the southwestern part of Wyoming and strategically situated at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 191, with a population of approximately 45,000. Rock Springs has historically been named the “Gateway to the West” and offers unique off-road and water recreation resources as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Among the extraordinary natural sites are historic Flaming Gorge, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, and the beautiful Red Desert. Sweetwater County is also a major cattle and sheep shipping point and the center of large natural trona mines. Other major industries of the area include oil and gas production, coal mining, electric-power distribution, food processing, and tourism.

Overall primary responsibilities are development, implementation, and evaluation of Food and Nutrition Extension programs for adults, youth, and children in Wyoming. The individual in this position will serve as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and foster a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in western Wyoming. Primary duties include but are not limited to:
* Providing educational programming in the nutrition and food safety initiative in a five-county area (Sweetwater, Uinta, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton Counties).
* Plan and implement applied research activities in collaboration with community partners, UW Extension specialists and other faculty members.
* Provide expertise and leadership for portions of the 4-H youth program. Contribute to the 4-H/Youth Development program in Sweetwater County.
* Work as a team member with the entire county staff to provide innovative educational opportunities in all Extension program areas.
* Cooperate with other agencies and organizations.
* Use available media to educate the public and to publicize programs and activities.
* Support general county Extension operations.
* Ability to participate in some overnight travel, evening and weekend work. 
* A valid driver's license and serviceable/insured vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)
* Completed application (To include detailed letter of intent as described under application procedures, resume, UW application http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/jobs/index.html, copy of transcripts, and letters of reference.
* An earned master's degree from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor's degree plus registered dietetics certification. One degree must have been awarded in nutrition, food science, dietetics, family and consumer sciences education, health science or cognate field clearly and specifically related to the Extension function. 
* Valid driver's license
* Demonstrated expertise to develop and provide educational programming in nutrition and wellness. 
* Demonstrated expertise to develop and provide educational programming in food preparation and safety.

How to Apply

Required Application Materials
* A detailed letter of intent which specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position including developing a comprehensive educational program on nutrition and food safety in a multi-county area in Wyoming. Completed University of Wyoming employment application found at http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/
* Current resume or curriculum vitae.
* Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring.
* Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.

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Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition  
Organization: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 
City and State: San Luis Obispo, CA
Start Date: September 2016 or January 2017

Posted: 3/31/2016

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION. Food Science and Nutrition Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure-track assistant/associate professor in Nutrition beginning September 2016 or January 2017. The applicant should have expertise in one or more of the following: maternal/child or geriatric nutrition; community wellness and health promotion/disease prevention programs; design, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition education and counseling, community and health promotion programs and messaging; use of social marketing to promote healthy food choices for diverse audiences; application of innovative and developing technologies/informatics in nutrition education and health promotion. Candidate must have strong interest in and commitment to teaching and working with diverse students of different cultural backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in nutrition across the life span, research methods, nutrition education and counseling, community nutrition as well as introductory nutrition, food and cultures, team-taught interdisciplinary and service learning courses and others as assigned to meet department needs. 
The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities, i.e., collaborative research, publishing in peer reviewed publications, grant writing and supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the MS in Nutrition Graduate Group through teaching, research and service activities.  Additional duties may also include teaching as needed in short­courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program in their area of expertise; pursuing externally-funded research; and/or supervising student projects and teams. 
 

RD/RDN desired. University-level teaching experience desirable. Evidence of successful academic research, external funding and publication history is advantageous. International experience and/or the desire to cultivate international links are desirable.  

The Food Science and Nutrition Department has 12 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, numerous part-time faculty, support staff, approximately 550 students, and graduate students. FSN offers two majors: Nutrition and Food Science. The Nutrition curriculum includes three concentrations: Applied Nutrition, Nutrition Science, Nutrition and Food Industries. The Applied Nutrition concentration is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills

Earned doctorate in Nutrition or related field. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: maternal/child or geriatric nutrition; community wellness and health promotion/disease prevention programs; design, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition education and counseling, community and health promotion programs and messaging; use of social marketing to promote healthy food choices for diverse audiences; application of innovative and developing technologies/informatics in nutrition education and health promotion. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills RD/RDN desired. University-level teaching experience desirable. Evidence of successful academic research, external funding and publication history is advantageous. International experience and/or the desire to cultivate international links are desirable.

How to Apply:

To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application and apply to requisition #103974. Attach electronically a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, copy of unofficial transcripts, and your teaching philosophy. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Review of applications will begin after April 27, 2016; applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree.  
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.  

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Position Title: Assistant Professor, Nutrition
Organization:  Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
City and State: St. Paul, MN
Start Date: Fall 2016

Posted: 3/28/2016

This nutrition position will be a nine month, tenure-track appointment involving research and teaching in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. The appointee will develop a strong extramurally funded research program that investigates the relationship between diet and human health. The appointee will be expected to develop collaborations with other investigators within the Department, the College, and the University, such as the Academic Health Center or the School of Public Health. Teaching responsibilities will include an equivalent of 2 courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Advising will include undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
Required: Earned doctorate by start date, with training and experience in nutrition sciences, evidence of basic research skills, published research in peer reviewed scholarly journals, potential for effective classroom teaching, and strong communication skills.

Preferred: Registered Dietitian (RD, RDN); post-doctoral research, relevant professional experience, or industry experience; evidence of ability to work independently and in collaboration with inter-disciplinary team members; experience writing or managing grants; and experience working collaboratively with interdisciplinary departments. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply:
Review of applications will start on May 1st, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Only applications that include a cover letter including a general statement of interest in the position as well as a specific statement of research goals, a statement of teaching interests; graduate transcripts; detailed curriculum vitae with publication list; and contact information for three references will be considered complete and reviewed by the committee. Applicants should attach all parts in the University of Minnesota Human Resources online employment website (Job # 308629). Please note that during the interview process, applicants will be asked to describe their commitment, experience and approach to teaching and working with students, colleagues and constituents from diverse populations. For specific questions, please contact Dr. Marla Reicks, Search Committee Chair, at mreicks@umn.edu or 612-624-4735.

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Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition
Organization:  California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo
City and State: San Luis Obispo, CA
Start Date: September 2016 or January 2017

Posted: 3/21/2016

Food Science and Nutrition Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure-track assistant/associate/full professor in Nutrition beginning September 2016 or January 2017. The applicant should have expertise in human molecular nutrition with demonstrated experience in nutrient-regulated gene expression and/or molecular aspects of nutrient function and/or in the role of epigenetics in diet and disease relationships. Additional expertise in nutrient-related metabolism and chronic diseases advantageous. 

Candidate must have strong interest in and commitment to teaching and working with diverse students of different cultural backgrounds. Teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate and graduate courses that include but are not limited to introductory nutrition, research methods, molecular aspects of micro and macronutrients and additional nutrition courses as needed by the department. Expectation is to actively participate in the new Masters in Nutrition program. Additional duties include teaching as needed in short­courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program in their area of expertise; pursuing externally-funded research; and/or supervising student projects and teams. In addition, the candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities such as research, publishing and grant writing as part of collaborations that are both intra- and inter-departmental as well as with other colleges. Examples of areas for collaborations include but are not limited to regulation of gene expression, epigenetics, genetics, metabolomics and microbiomics. Collaborations with nutrition and health related programs should be part of a robust scholarly program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Must have strong written and oral communication skills. External funding and publication history is desirable. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but appointment at full Professor rank may be possible with tenure and full Professor status and evidence of successful track record in teaching and research at another university. 

 

The Food Science and Nutrition Department has 12 full-time faculty, numerous part-time faculty, support staff, and approximately 550 majors. FSN offers two majors: Nutrition and Food Science. The Nutrition curriculum includes three concentrations: Applied Nutrition, Nutrition Science, Nutrition and Food Industries. The Applied Nutrition concentration is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills

Earned doctorate in Nutrition or closely related field with experience in human molecular nutrition required. Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate education and be expected to develop and maintain an active research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

 Preferred Qualifications / Skills

University-level teaching experience desirable. Evidence of successful academic research, external funding and publication history is advantageous. Expertise in nutrient-related metabolism and chronic diseases advantageous.

A track record of successful collaboration across disciplines and with industry is desirable. Candidates who have international experience or the desire to cultivate international links, is preferred. Industry experience is highly desirable.

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but appointment at full Professor rank may be possible with tenure and full Professor status and evidence of successful track record in teaching and research at another university.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit www.calpolyjobs.org, complete an on-line faculty application and apply to requisition #103938. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Attach electronically a cover letter; resume/curriculum vitae; copy of unofficial transcripts; and candidate's statement, including teaching philosophy, professional goals, and research objectives. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree.

Review of applications will begin April 17, 2016; applications received after that date may be considered. Preliminary telephone interviews will be held in April or May 2016, and finalists asked for on-campus interview in May or June 2016.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.

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Position Title: DEPARTMENT HEAD, Food Science and Nutrition
Organization:  California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo
City and State: San Luis Obispo, CA
Start Date: September 1, 2016

Posted: 3/18/2016

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD, Food Science and Nutrition Department, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, Calif., is seeking a Department Head for its Food Science and Nutrition Department. The Department Head is a tenure-track position and will provide academic vision and lead strategic planning for the department. The Department Head will also demonstrate leadership in the areas of teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development and will contribute to the overall strategic goals of the college and university. This position has a starting date on or before September 1, 2016. 

Responsibilities: Provide key leadership for the Food Science and Nutrition Department in the following areas: i) department's instructional programs, ii) faculty development and mentoring, iii) academic advising, iv) program assessment and accreditation, v) development and implementation of strategic plan for department, vi) program promotion and student recruitment, vii) management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources, and viii) staff supervision. The successful candidate will also provide leadership in development of external funds, including managing a collaborative relationship with the department's Advisory Council. The Department Head will advise undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in University, College and Departmental activities. Additional duties include teaching courses as needed in undergraduate, graduate, short­courses, and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program in their area of expertise; pursuing externally-funded research; and/or supervising student projects and teams. The successful candidate will be an effective decision-maker and team builder and will work with faculty on the development of policies and procedures. The Department Head must be adept at planning and have strong organizational skills. The Department Head represents the department within the university and external constituencies, and works collegially with faculty, staff, and other administrators. 

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. Tenure is earned only in the instructional portion of the position. Credit toward tenure may be awarded depending on years of prior teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and remain at the pleasure of the College Dean. The Department Head works closely with the dean, associate deans, and provost, and provides leadership to all members of the department, including faculty (tenure track and lecturer), staff, and students. 
 

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills

An earned doctorate in a related discipline is required. The applicant must demonstrate effective personnel management experience, the ability to mentor faculty and staff, and skills in conflict management. The candidate must be committed to "Learn-by-Doing" education in a multidisciplinary environment. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, a record of scholarship, and a broad-based knowledge of both Food Science and Nutrition. Evidence of scholarly activities to merit appointment to the rank of full professor is required. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills

A track record of successful collaboration across disciplines and with industry is desirable. Candidates who have industry experience are preferred.

How to Apply

For details, qualifications, and application instructions, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete the required online faculty application and submit it to Requisition #103955, for full consideration apply by April 15, 2016. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled.

Please attach: cover letter addressing the appropriate qualifications listed above, current resume and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts required prior to appointment. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO

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Position Title: Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition & Health (Lancaster County)
Organization:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln
City and State: Lincoln, Nebraska 
Start Date: TBD

Posted: 3/14/2016

Do you have the ambition to help people create healthier lifestyles for a higher quality of life?  Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs in food, nutrition, and health?  Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals, who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators.  As a member of the Nebraska Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field.  You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Lincoln, Nebraska and serving the region. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be food, nutrition and health with emphasis on elementary age youth.  This person will teach and coordinate food, nutrition and health programs regionally in a) nutrition education and health promotion; b) food safety education; and c) food literacy.

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with one degree in Foods, Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Education, Health Education, or closely related field required.  Master’s degree must be completed by start date. 
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web media, presentations).  
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with individuals, families or communities with youth food, nutrition and health programs.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. 
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery. 
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.

Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
  • Registered dietitian (RD) or Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)

How to Apply:
Review of applications will begin on 4/05/2016.  Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition number: F_160050). Click on the “Apply for this position” button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents: 
- Cover Letter 
- Resume 
- List of three professional references 
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other”), or attached to an email and sent to lfrench10@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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