Assistant Professor - Nutrition and Dietetics: Focus in Community Nutrition

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Human Ecology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics with a focus in Community Nutrition beginning Fall 2021. Expectations include undergraduate teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

The Foods and Nutrition programs, housed in the Department of Human Ecology, include an accredited undergraduate Dietetics program, an accredited M.S. - Nutrition and Dietetics program, and a Food Service and Restaurant Administration program. These programs enroll approximately 200 students with a total of 625 students and a faculty of 22 in the Department. Other majors in the Department include Human Development & Family Studies, Fashion & Textiles and General Human Ecology. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or .

Duties include but not limited to: teaching undergraduate nutrition and dietetic courses and other courses to meet department needs; advising and mentoring students enrolled in dietetics; participating in the development and assessment of nutrition and dietetic programs; engaging in scholarly, professional, and college activities.


Required Qualifications: Registered Dietitian (RD) credential; doctorate in nutrition or closely related area with significant graduate work in human nutrition (ABD considered; doctorate required at time of first renewal notification).

Preferred: demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate nutrition and dietetic courses in at least two of these areas: nutrition, foods, and foodservice; dietetics practitioner experience; familiarity with ACEND accreditation practices, policies and procedures; evidence of scholarship and student advisement; strong written communication and presentation skills; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: . Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.