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Assistant Professor - Food and Nutrition Indiana University, PA




The Position: The Department of Food and Nutrition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a nine-month tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2013.

About the Department: The Department of Food and Nutrition is one of nine units in the College of Health and Human Services with six tenure-track faculty lines. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Science in Food and Nutrition, and a Dietetic Internship. At the undergraduate level the B.S. curriculum includes three major tracks: Culinary Dietetics, Dietetics, and Nutrition. The Culinary Dietetics, Dietetics, and Dietetic internships are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education. The graduate program emphasizes applied nutrition.

Responsibilities: Major teaching responsibilities include a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of food and nutrition, likely to include introductory and experimental foods and foods laboratory courses. Other required activities include student advising, curriculum development, intern supervision, and involvement in activities that support the department, university, community, and profession. The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in human nutrition or a related field by the date of appointment. Registered dietitian credential and licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in Pennsylvania required. Demonstrated excellence in college teaching and ability to work collaboratively required. Demonstrated knowledge in human nutrition and food chemistry required. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s), which may include a teaching demonstration and a research seminar. All applicants must be work eligible.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates whose college teaching experience and/or work-related experiences include food science, food technology, experimental foods, or related disciplines. Publications/research and/or grant writing experience is desirable. Practice experience, supervision of internships, leadership, and participation in professional organizations is also preferred.

How to Apply: Review of completed applications begins on December 3, 2012, and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed. A complete application must include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement identifying future professional and scholarly activity, and the names and physical and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references (at least one must be able to discuss teaching potential) by e-mail to Electronic applications in the form of PDF or WORD files are strongly encouraged.

Paper application materials should be sent to: Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, Food and Nutrition Search Committee Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 102 Ackerman Hall, 911 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705, Phone: 724-357-4440, FAX: 724-357-3007.

IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.



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    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
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