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Assistant/Associate Professor (Foods), Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Company: Samford University
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Job Description:

The School of Public Health at Samford University invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. This tenure-track faculty position is a 12-month appointment and will begin fall 2020. Qualified candidates will hold an earned doctorate degree in human nutrition, nutrition and food science, hospitality management or a closely related field and hold current Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) status. Active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is required. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be completed prior to start date. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal relationship skills, organizational skills, as well as effective communication skills. Prior undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in both face-to-face and online format is preferred. The candidate will be required to teach courses in nutrition and foods (Food preparation, Experimental foods, Food service management, Quantity foods, Social/cultural aspects of food) at both undergraduate and graduate levels; recruit, advise and mentor students; participate in curriculum and program development; engage in scholarly activities including supervision of undergraduate research; coordinate activities of Samford Wellness Kitchen; and participate in professional, university, and community service. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and colleagues is expected. The candidate must be willing to embrace the vision of the department and school, and the college's focus on inter-professional education. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications, professional experiences, previous academic teaching experiences, and scholarship accomplishments. The College of Health Sciences is an innovative initiative for Samford University. The College includes four schools: Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health. The College offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with a focus on inter-professional education that reflects today's team approach to health care delivery and professional practice. College faculty have special opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, housed within the School of Public Health, offers two baccalaureate degree programs, Nutrition and Dietetics and Foods and Nutrition, and an online Master of Science in Nutrition and a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship certificate program. Samford University (is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until at least thru December 10, 2019. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, application for faculty position, faculty applicant Christian mission statement, and the names of three professional references with their contact information. The letter of application should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, research interests and activities, and any other relevant information. Please submit all materials in PDF format to: -- -------- ATTN: Asst/Assoc Professor (Foods) Nutrition/Dietetics "Application for Faculty Position" can be found at: and the "Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at: For questions about the position contact:-- Suresh Mathews, PhD, MPhil, MSc, FACN, FICS------------------------ Professor & Chair, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Nutrition - Assistant Professor, Location: Birmingham, AL - 35229

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