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The Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management, a growing department with a thriving faculty, seeks to fill a newly-designated faculty position in Human Nutrition. The Department is one of five departments in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama, and offers an undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition, a Coordinated Program in Dietetics, and a Didactic Program in Dietetics. The department also offers a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and supports a Nutrition concentration in the Ph.D. in Health Education/Promotion program.
The University of Alabama (UA) is ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation with a focus on research, teaching, and citizenship and is one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. UA is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars and is the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. It is located in vibrant Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of approximately 160,000, with a moderate climate.
Responsibilities – teaching, research, and outreach activities to articulate with the mission of the university, to include:
o Teach courses as needed at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level.
o Establish an active, focused research program in the area of nutrition.
o Produce a record of scholarly activity in human nutrition.
o Recruit, mentor, and advise students.
o Participate on thesis and dissertation committees.
o Obtain external funding to support a nationally competitive research program.
o Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Applicants should have a strong background in human nutrition with the ability to establish and sustain a research agenda in the area of nutrition, preferably in the area of pediatric or maternal/child/adolescent nutrition.
• PhD or DrPH, required.
• Registered Dietitian, required.
• Must have at least 18 hours of graduate level nutrition courses.
• Evidence of the ability to teach at the collegiate level.
• Evidence of the potential to establish a related research program.
Review of applicants to begin January 10, 2016.
Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy online. Three letters of reference are also required, and can be either attached online, or be mailed to the attention of: Dr. Jeannine Lawrence, Dept. of Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management, Box 870311, 403 Russell Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0311. An official transcript of your most advanced degree is also required. It can be mailed to Dr. Lawrence’s attention, or emailed digitally to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you may attach one other document, if you choose to do so, in “Other Document 1”.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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