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Clinical Assistant Professor - Programs in Nutrition

Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition

 Department of Health Sciences


As one of the country’s leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences, Sargent College at Boston University (BU) is committed to an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and diverse approach to designing and delivering quality education to future healthcare professionals. The cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vital to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs and research. We are especially eager to have colleagues join our ranks that support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive. Sargent College invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, renewable, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Programs in Nutrition. The position is housed within the Department of Health Sciences and will start in Fall 2024.

Applicant’s scholarly work may focus in a variety of areas, such as:

  • addressing social, behavioral, policy-level and/or environmental determinants of nutritional health to promote health equity in the U.S. and globally, identifying inequalities in nutritional risk factors or nutrition-related health outcomes among marginalized populations, supporting dietary guidance for diverse populations that operationalizes cultural competence, epidemiologic investigations of diet-disease relationships, including those involving population data sciences, evaluating clinical nutrition services, social-behavioral nutrition interventions, and nutrition and health-related outcomes throughout the lifecycle.

Clinical faculty at BU are expected to teach, carry out scholarly activities, advise students, and participate in service, demonstrating a commitment to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. We are seeking an individual committed to building upon our established excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, advising, and mentoring. The individual hired for this position will teach three courses per semester, advise graduate and/or undergraduate students, and collegially support the Programs in Nutrition. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in teaching, mentoring students, and a history of working collaboratively in order to enhance the esteemed quality of the BU Programs in Nutrition. Course instruction may include but is not limited to Human Nutrition Science; Food, Supplements and Consumer Health; and Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention: A Lifecourse Approach.

The successful candidate will have the following required skills:

  • PhD, ScD, DrPH, DCN or other relevant doctoral degree; advanced ABD considered Evidence of scholarly activity with the potential to develop and sustain independent and/or collaborative scholarship at BU Teaching experience at the college/university undergraduate and/or graduate level, informed by strong evaluations of teaching competence Deep experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working in clinical or public health practice


Sargent College adopts a definition of diversity that reflects a wide scope of human expression and attributes that include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, abilities, religion and sexual orientation. We are dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies for successful recruitment and retention of qualified faculty who meet this definition of diversity and pledge to nurture an inclusive environment for all.  We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to social justice and to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

Sargent College offers a small-college inclusive and supportive environment in a large, diverse, research and academic university. The Department of Health Sciences is part of a vibrant and diverse BU community that includes 17 schools and colleges across the Charles River and Medical campuses. We invite you to join our interdisciplinary faculty and become involved with our network of opportunities within BU and the greater Boston community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply by November 1, 2023. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references who can speak to your qualifications. In your letter, include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, mentor, or community member, you would engage and sustain our institutional commitment to fostering a more inclusive university culture and climate. Read our department’s statement on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism here.

Inquiries may be directed to our Department Manager, Diane Wadman,

Please submit application materials electronically to:

Prof. Joan Salge Blake, Search Committee Chair

Department of Health Sciences

Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled, “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of the offer letter.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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