Assistant Professor - Nutrition Education

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor - Nutrition Education
Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 11, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 2, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 2, 2018) may not be given full consideration.
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The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the 2018-19 academic year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach 3 undergraduate courses per year in the areas of Nutrition Education and Nutrition in the Lifecycle. Direct the University of Rhode Island’s successful SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) and CYFAR (Children, Youth, and Families at Risk) programs. Lead a highly successful and effective work team (8-12 FTE) of SNAP-Ed and CYFAR educators in the state to deliver high-quality, evidence-based health and nutrition education for the SNAP-eligible population and others eligible for federal benefit programs. Develop a research area focusing on community nutrition and/or public health. This position requires new grant development and overall administration of SNAP-Ed and CYFAR grants which include proposal submissions in the summer. Summer salary is contingent on grant funding.

Qualifications

Required:

1. Earned doctorate in Nutrition or closely related area (conferred by August 15, 2018).

2. Demonstrated graduate coursework in human nutrition.

3. Demonstrated teaching experience and responsibilities at the college or university level as either an instructor, lecturer, or teaching assistant.

4. Demonstrated experience in grant writing.

5. Demonstrated experience in delivering nutrition programs in a community setting to culturally and economically diverse audiences for a minimum of 6 months full-time.

6. Demonstrated ability to develop an independent research program in community nutrition and/or public health.

7. Evidence of published research related to focus area.

8. One year of demonstrated administrative experience implementing a nutrition education grant.

9. Demonstrated strong oral communication skills.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

11. Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

12. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred:

1. Registered Dietitian

2. Independent teaching of one or more undergraduate course(s) in nutrition at a college or university.

3. Demonstrated ability to evaluate program data and publish results in required grant reports and scholarly publications.

4. Demonstrated ability to secure research funding from the USDA or other grant-funding sources.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation

Department Information

Department Nutrition & Food Science
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI
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(Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Email
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(1) Cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position.

(2) Curriculum Vita

(3) A one page description of your teaching philosophy

(4) A one page five-year research plan describing the development of a research program in community nutrition and/or public health.

(Please note: Three letters of recommendation are to be sent by the letter writer email directly to search chair, Cathy English, (cathy@uri.edu).

Posting Information

Position Number 107447
Posting Number F00064
Posting Date 11/08/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2879

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Earned doctorate in Nutrition or closely related area (conferred by August 15, 2018)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated graduate coursework in human nutrition?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated teaching experience and responsibilities at the college or university level as either an instructor, lecturer, or teaching assistant?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated experience in grant writing?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated experience in delivering nutrition programs in a community setting to culturally and economically diverse audiences for a minimum of 6 months full-time?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated ability to develop an independent research program in community nutrition and/or public health?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have evidence of published research related to focus area?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have one year of demonstrated administrative experience implementing a nutrition education grant?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated strong oral communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other