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Position Title: Associate Editor

Organization: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Application Deadline: 7/15/2014

Position Posted: 6/12/2014



Associate Editors are responsible for the quality, timeliness, and usefulness of material published in their journal sections.  They handle manuscripts from submission through final decision and follow their accepted manuscripts through publication.  Associate Editors report to the Editor and undergo performance evaluation at 6 month intervals for the first year, annually thereafter. 


Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD, DPH, or similar degree with a strong background in research and practice related to food behavior, nutrition, health and wellness or related area
  • Strong background in statistics
  • Experienced telecommuter accustomed to working with others through e-mail and internet 
  • Professional writing and proof reading skills


  • Review manuscripts assigned to you to determine whether they are eligible for review.
  • Assign 3 reviewers for each eligible manuscript assigned to you; invite replacement reviewers as needed. Reviewers are drawn from a database, recommended by authors, or cited in references.
  • Decide the outcome of the manuscript submission based on his or her own review of the paper and the input from reviewers. Write a decision letter based on reviewer input for each eligible manuscript.
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief as needed for annual projects.  Examples: recommend outstanding ad hoc reviewers for the JNEB Board of Editors, update and present the JNEB workshop for authors and reviewers, staff the JNEB exhibit at SNE Annual Conference. 
  • Participate in phone conferences of JNEB staff for policy discussions.  May also contribute to JNEB Journal Committee discussions and meetings.


Time commitment and setting

Approximately 5-10h/w working from your own location through Elsevier Editorial System (, e-mail and telephone with the Editor, Managing Editor, and authors and reviewers from around the world.  This position is considered “half-time” relative to the other Associate Editor positions.


Compensation is negotiable.  It may take the form of a quarterly stipend to the Associate Editor’s institution/department or a payment for independent consulting.  

Start Date

Training will start on or before August 15, 2014. Prefer candidates who are able to begin by this date.  


Applicants should send their CV with a cover letter that highlights their qualifications for the position. If the applicant is employed at a university, please also include a letter of support from your department head or chair.

Karen Chapman-Novakofski, RD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Phone: 217.244.2852



Position Title: Research Project Manager

Organization: The NEEDs Center at The Pennsylvania State University

City, State: University Park, PA

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Posted: 6/4/2014


Manage research and evaluation activities for the Nutrition Education Evaluation and Delivery Systems (NEEDS) center in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Responsibilities include: initiate, direct, conduct, analyze and report studies and evaluation activities; develop and engineer workflow; author, co-author manuscripts; present research at meetings, supervise reporting to funders and other stakeholders; prepare budgets, budget justifications and statements of work, develop/assist Principal Investigator with grant proposals, research manuscripts, funding reports, and IRB human subjects applications. Contribute to strategic planning, staff supervision and hiring. Collaborate with researchers and professionals working with NEEDS.


This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:


Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher in nutrition or health/health-education related field plus two years of related experience. Ph.D. preferred.


The successful candidate will be able to accomplish several tasks simultaneously, work independently as well as in a team, and manage confidential documents. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Experience with data analyses required; knowledge of SPSS preferred. Flexibility and ability to work with a team including Center, department, fiscal, human subjects, human resources and sponsored projects unit personnel required. Authorship on peer-reviewed publications highly preferred.


Candidates must apply on-line. To submit application, go to the following Job website (job #51390):




Position Title: Nutrition Education Materials, Evaluation, and Training Manager

Organization: University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program

City, State: Amherst, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: 6/13/2014

Position Posted: 5/6/2014


Search extended.  UMass Extension has an opening at UMass Amherst for a Materials, Evaluation, and Training Manager to work with our Nutrition Education programs (SNAP-Ed and EFNEP), serving low-income families and communities throughout Massachusetts.  Responsibilities include:  identify, develop, implement, evaluate, and update curricula and materials; develop, implement, analyze, and report evaluation activities and impacts; plan, develop, deliver, and coordinate statewide staff training efforts; and contribute to short and long range planning, program development, annual plan development, and annual report development.
Required minimum qualifications: 

          MA/MS in nutrition field (e.g.  nutrition, nutrition education, community nutrition) and five years experience relevant to the position. 

          Proven successful experience working with nutrition education programs for low-income, low-literate, culturally diverse audiences. 

          Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local, regional, and statewide activity which is not restricted by access to public or private transportation.

          Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional preferred qualifications:

Doctorate in nutrition is preferred. 

Knowledge and experience with curriculum development and program evaluation theory and methods with this audience strongly preferred.

Experience providing nutrition or nutrition education training strongly preferred.

Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in professional team efforts and with diverse groups of people strongly preferred.

Knowledge and demonstrated ability to implement education theories and practices with diverse adult and youth audiences strongly preferred.

Working knowledge of Access and statistical software packages preferred.

Continuation of appointment beyond 9-30-14 is expected and is contingent on the availability of funds.  Normal starting salary range is between $49,900 and $56,300.  Hiring salary range is between $49,900 and $62,700.  Position includes full benefits.


Application (cover letter, resume and names/contact information of 3 references) priority deadline is June 13, 2014. 


Applicants must apply online at:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.






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