Assistant or Associate Professor in Nutrition

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Nutrition Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 012141 Department Nutrition & Health Care Mgt. - 273400 Minimum Qualifications

PhD, DrPH or related degree in nutrition or a closely related field. An advanced degree in nutrition is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by the date of the appointment.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

The department invites applications for one tenure track faculty position in nutrition with areas of expertise such as general and advanced nutrition courses. The successful applicant will have a focus on teaching excellence in both the traditional and online environments. Faculty members are expected to maintain scholarly activity as well as participate in service activities at the program, department, college, university, profession, and community levels. Responsibilities also include advising, coaching, and mentoring students. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have the Registered Dietitian credential, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management has 21 full-time faculty and approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department, created as part of the new Beaver College of Health Sciences which began in 2010, has grown significantly in enrollment. The Nutrition and Foods programs have doubled since that time. These include an undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics, a combined Dietetic Internship/MS Nutrition Program, and online graduate programs in Public Health Nutrition including master’s and certificate programs. The Public Health Nutrition concentration curriculum is aligned with competencies defined by the World Public Health Nutrition Association and the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition. The undergraduate program also includes concentrations in Nutrition and Wellness, an accelerated admissions track for the Master’s program in Public Health Nutrition, and Food Systems Management. Both the undergraduate dietetics program and the dietetic internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ( ACEND ). Additional information on the department can be found on the following web pages Nutrition and Foods Program and Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition concentration (MS) .

The Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS ) is celebrating its 10th year as a college, and it is the second largest college at Appalachian State University with over 3,700 students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college is home for the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition and foods, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research, capstone projects, and career planning. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities at the program, department, college, university, profession, and community levels. Successful applicants will have a focus on teaching excellence in both the traditional face to face and online environments. Responsibilities also include advising, coaching, and mentoring students.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of completed applications will begin April 8, 2021. A complete application consists of the following:
(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience.
(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy
(4) a research agenda
(5) a curriculum vitae
(6) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.
(7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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