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Position Title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety
Organization: University of Wyoming Extension
Location: Fremont County - Lander, WY located in Central Wyoming
Application Deadline: April 16, 2015
Date Posted: March 11, 2015
The area of responsibility for this position includes Fremont, Hot Springs , Washakie , Big Horn, and Park Counties in Northwest Wyoming . This position will be located in the Fremont County, Lander Extension office . Fremont County is just across the continental divide from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It has a population of about 38,000 residents in this largely rural county. The economy of Fremont County is made up of ranching, farming, oil and gas extraction, and a large employee base with state and federal agencies. Fremont County is located in central Wyoming in the Wind River drainage basin with major municipalities including Riverton, Lander, Shoshoni, Dubois, Pavillion, and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Fremont County has two Extension offices located in Riverton and Lander.
Nature and Purpose
This position provides research-based information in nutrition and food safety education to adult and youth audiences; and, assists Wyoming citizens in making wise nutrition and health decisions and safe food-handling practices.
Primary Clientele Served By This Position
Community members, health care providers, nutrition professionals, youth and adult audiences including 4-H youth programs, food service personnel and professionals working in food safety .
Responsibilities of the Position
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: 1) providing educational programming in the nutrition and food safety initiative in a five-county area (Fremont, Hot Springs, Washakie, Big Horn, and Park Counties) in collaboration with other area NFS educators; 2) plan and implement applied research activities in collaboration with community partners , UW Extension specialists and other faculty members;
3) provide expertise and leadership for portions of the 4-H and youth program ; 4) work as a team member with the entire county staff to provide innovative educational opportunities in all Extension program areas ; 5) cooperate with other agencies and organizations; 6) use available media to educate the public and to publicize programs and activities; and (7) support general County Extension operations ; 8) a valid driver's license and serviceable/insured vehicle.
Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
•Completed Application (To include UW application- http://www.uwyo .edu/uwe/jobs/index.html; detailed letter of intent as described under application procedures, resume, letters of reference, copies of transcripts . We recognize that reference letters may not be received by the deadline and are out of the applicant's control, but will be forthcoming.
•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.
•Expertise to develop and provide educational programming in nutrition and wellness .
•Expertise to develop and provide educational programming in food preparation and safety.
How to Apply: Application Procedures
A detailed letter of intent specifically addressing 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 and the ability to participate in some overnight travel, evening, and weekend work.
•A completed University of Wyoming application- http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/jobs/index .html.
•Current resume or curriculum vitae .
•Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring.
•Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.
Contact for Application Information/Send Completed Application
1000 E. University Ave., Dept 3354
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3566
Fax: (307) 766-3998
For Specific Position Information Contact:
Kelly K. Crane, Associate Director
Phone: (307) 766-5124
Fax: (307) 766-3998
E-mail: kcrane1@uwyo .edu
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in International Community Nutrition
Organization: Michigan State University
City, State: East Lansing, MI 48823
Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
Position Posted: 3/9/2015
Position: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University seeks a faculty member with experience/expertise in community nutrition with an international focus. This position is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant/ Associate Professor with 60% research and outreach, and 40% teaching. The position is available on August 16, 2015.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to build on MSU existing international programs and establish, through external funding, an independent research program in Community Nutrition with an international nutrition focus, advancing the University’s research agenda in the area of Food and Health. This person will work closely with the health professional units on campus as the international community nutritionist, as well as with the broader international development efforts on campus. In addition, this person will be teaching undergraduate courses in the Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences programs, and graduate courses in the Human Nutrition program, advising graduate students, participating in committee services at the college, university and national levels, and engaging in professional practice activities.
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, which are among the best in academia. Among the most important are a retirement program, and health, prescription drug, dental, and life insurance coverages (http://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/).
Application Procedures: Please submit the following: 1) a 1-page letter of intent; 2) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a 2-page statement of research 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. These items should be sent to: MSU Applicant Page www.jobs.msu.edu — position number 0897.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will begin on March 16, 2015.
Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
The successful candidate must have Registered Dietitian credentials and a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or a closely related field, with background and expertise in community-based nutrition research preferred, including post-doctoral experience. The candidate must have excellent communication, leadership and networking skills to be an effective educator, and be able to work effectively with domestic and international funding agencies. The candidate will have experience with international nutrition-related research, education, or outreach. Ideally, the candidate will have recent field experience in developing countries. Commitments to high teaching and student mentoring standards are required. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and an ability to work collaboratively across food and health disciplines are essential.
How to Apply:
https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1425394994656 (Position 0897)
For questions, please contact:
Dr. Perry K.W. Ng, Search Committee Chairperson Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Michigan State University 469 Wilson Road East Lansing, MI 48824-1224
Position Title: Multi-Level Specialists for SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program (two positions)
Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst
City, State: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 01003
Application Deadline: Immediately
Position Posted: 2/27/2015
Multi-Level Specialists for SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program (two positions)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) invites applications for two SNAP-Ed Multi-Level Specialists, based at the Department of Transitional Assistance in Boston, to work on preventing and addressing obesity in the MA SNAP population. For more information including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit:
Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/pdz4t7z
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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