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Continuing Track, Open Rank Faculty , Behavioral Health and Nutrition

University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Job No: 498792
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Behavioral Health & Nutrition, Full Time

Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition

Continuing Track Position, Open Rank

The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware seeks an experienced, innovative, and highly motivated instructor to join an award-winning faculty for a 9-month, open-rank, continuing track faculty appointment in the Nutrition program. Continuing track appointments are not eligible for tenure. The candidate must have earned a master's degree or higher in nutrition or a closely related field from an accredited institution with credentials as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with three or more years of professional experience, post-credentialing, in nutrition, dietetics, or other health-related field. Primary responsibilities include managing the Food and Nutrition Education Lab; teaching undergraduate courses in food and nutrition; recruiting and mentoring undergraduate students; providing leadership to the undergraduate nutrition program including curriculum development and evaluation; and University service. Faculty candidates are expected to describe their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their current and future work.


The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition (BHAN) ( is a thriving academic unit of over 30 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students. The Department includes academic programs in Nutrition and Health Behavior Science. The Nutrition program majors include: Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Medical Sciences, and Nutrition. Within the Nutrition program there are also graduate programs including PhD in Nutrition Science, MS in Human Nutrition, MS in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI). The Health Behavior Science program includes an undergraduate degree in Health Behavior Science, a PhD in Health Behavior Science and Promotion, and an MS in Health Promotion. BHAN is known for rapidly growing research, dynamic teaching, and student engagement. The Nutrition Counseling, Research and Training Clinic (NCRTC) is part of BHAN and provides medical nutrition therapy services to the community while engaging in innovative research initiatives and training students to be future nutrition professionals. UD's College of Health Sciences (CHS) is an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 150 faculty. CHS includes departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy, Epidemiology, and the School of Nursing. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University's Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The first UD building at STAR opened in January 2014 and the Tower at STAR opened in Fall 2018, providing 170,000 sq. ft. of research, meeting, collaboration, and educational space. The Tower also includes virtual reality simulation space and an adaptive living apartment complete with sensor technology. The Tower's state-of-the-art spaces promote interprofessional education and training as well as research leading to the development of new devices, techniques, and interventions. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking the community to the inter-professional training of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians. With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases, and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation funds are available.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate's permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information contact Shannon Robson, PhD, MPH, RD, Search Committee Chair, at; 1.302.831.6674. The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University's complete non-discrimination statement, please visit

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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