Department Chair of Human Nutrition - Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina

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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

United States


Detailed Job Description

Title:  Chair, Department of Human Nutrition, Senior Rank

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision in planning, developing, and implementing departmental programs in teaching, research, and service.
  • Develop and coordinate departmental curriculum.
  • Recruit and evaluate departmental faculty.
  • Represent the department throughout the university and articulate departmental goals to the administration.
  • Coordinate recruitment, retention, and placement of undergraduate majors and graduate students.
  • Promote cooperative efforts with other departments and programs in the college and university.
  • Coordinate department assessment activities.
  • Serve as chief fiscal officer of the department.
  • Teach in areas of expertise as appropriate.
  • Serve as program coordinator for the graduate program.


  • Earned doctorate in human nutrition or a related discipline and area of specialization that complements those of department faculty are required.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the college level.
  • Evidence of effective scholarship and service consistent with the required senior rank.
  • Evidence of significant, successful administrative experience and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Registered Dietitian credential and meet qualifications for licensure in South Carolina.

Employment conditions:  A ten- and one-half month, tenure-track position; senior rank (associate professor or professor). Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Position availability: August 1, 2014

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013. Application materials received after the deadline may be considered if acceptable candidate has not been selected. Informational discussions can be held at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting, October 19-22, 2013; applicants should indicate interest in such a discussion via an email to

Application Procedures:

  1. Application should consist of:
    1. Letter of application including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications for the position, and statement of administrative philosophy and teaching philosophy.
    2. Current curriculum vitae.
    3. Evidence of teaching excellence, effective scholarship, and successful administrative experience.
    4. Names, addresses, and contact information for three individuals who can attest to the candidate’s teaching, research, and administrative expertise.
    5. Terminal degree transcript(s).
    6. Applications should be addressed to:

Department of Nutrition Chair Search Committee

College of Arts and Sciences

107 Kinard Hall

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC  29733

Phone: 803/323-2160

Or may be submitted electronically to:

Keyword Phrases

  • Human Nutrition
  • didactic program in dietetics
  • dietetic internship
  • curriculum
  • assessment
  • department chair
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 12/15/2013