Assistant Professor of Instruction, Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Ohio University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness at Ohio University invites applications for a full time, 9-month Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction (non-tenure track) position in the Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences beginning August 15, 2021. The division is looking for an experienced, student-friendly colleague with teaching experience and a passion for issues related to environmental and sustainable nutrition. The division is collegial with respect to course offerings and the specific course load will be based on the candidate’s strengths and the needs of the division. The candidate is expected to participate in service to the school, college and university and advise undergraduate students.
The division takes pride in our forward-thinking curriculum. The undergraduate program has four areas of opportunity for undergraduate majors (Dietetics, Culinary Nutrition, Environmental Nutrition, and Pre-Professional Nutrition Science) as well as a minor (Applied Nutrition) and two certificate programs (Diabetes, Sports Nutrition). The Environmental Nutrition concentration, a strong focus of this position, will soon offer early assurance to incoming freshman of a 4+1 pathway to a BS/MS for students who maintain program requirements. The graduate program offers a M.S. in Food and Nutrition Sciences in three modalities: a fully online curriculum, a traditional face-to-face experience, and a MS combined with a dietetics internship focused on community wellness.
Environmental and sustainable nutrition is a particular focus of this position and we seek candidates who also have the expertise to prepare and teach lower- and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses across the curriculum, such as basic nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, pediatric nutrition, nutrient metabolism, etc. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduates in professional practice. Standard teaching duties for this position will be 4 courses (12 credit hours total) per semester.
The candidate will be responsible for leadership in the continued development, implementation, marketing, and recruitment of students interested in environmental and sustainable nutrition. We seek an intrepid colleague who can forge non-traditional horizontal relationships across like-minded units at the university. We seek a colleague who will get their hands dirty at the OHIO Student Farm. We week a candidate who will work collaboratively with colleagues at OHIO Culinary (food services) and with external partners. We seek a candidate who will champion new educational initiatives in the area of environmental and sustainable nutrition that will drive expanded enrollment.
The successful candidate will grow our existing collaborative relationships between the community and Ohio University. We take pride in our vibrant residential campus that attracts top quality students. Athens, Ohio, is a quintessential college town and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community located amidst scenic state and national parks/forests just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, Ohio.