Job: Assistant or untenured Associate Professor in Nutrition

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Assistant or untenured Associate Professor in Nutrition

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California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Pomona, California 91768
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

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Job Description and Requirements

The Positions:
Teaching: The new faculty member will be expected to teach a selection of undergraduate and graduate level courses including Dietetics and Nutrition Science courses, and Graduate courses. The new faculty members will be expected to participate in undergraduate student advising and also supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects.

Research/Scholarship: The new faculty member will conduct research/scholarly activities commensurate with area of expertise and seek collaborations with faculty members in nutrition science/dietetics, food science and technology, and other related fields.

Service: Committee service to the Department, College and University levels will also be expected. The new faculty member will participate in departmental service including curriculum development, program assessment and development, service to the college and university, as well as active participation in Dietetics and/or Nutrition Science professional societies. Collaborations in projects or service with community organizations, other colleges and universities and/or industry is also expected.

The workload is based mostly on teaching; however, faculty are also expected to seek external funding to secure assigned time for research/scholarship activities. Assigned time will be provided during the first two years of the appointment towards class preparation and development of research/scholarly activities.

Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and evidence of a commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply. At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) (by time of appointment)
-An earned doctorate in nutrition, nutritional science, public health nutrition, or a closely related field from an accredited university awarded by time of appointment is required.
-Evidence of commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population
-Demonstrated ability or commitment to contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and or service, and a commitment to work with and experience working in an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
-University teaching experience-graduate and undergraduate
-Medical Nutrition Therapy experience
-Grant writing, research experience, publications
-Work experience in Community Nutrition and or Dietetics
-Participation in professional societies related to Community Nutrition/Dietetics/Nutrition Science
-Specialization or experience in advocacy/policy, gut microbiota, or food science/related disciplines
-Dietetic Technician experience and/or registration

A completed application will consist of:
-A cover letter containing a statement on the candidateâs ability to perform the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
-A statement of the candidateâs teaching philosophy
-A statement of the candidateâs research/scholarly interests;
-A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse and or under-represented student population (approximately one page, single-spaced). Please refer to the link below for a list of factors that candidates may consider for writing your statement:
-Curriculum vitae including the elements specified on the application form;
-Three recent letters of reference/recommendation addressing the candidateâs strengths relevant to this position
-Name, titles and affiliation, email address, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who may be contacted and speak to the candidateâs potential for success in the advertised position (these should include the 3 persons who write the letters of reference);
ï§ Transcripts with grades showing highest degree earned (an official grade transcript showing earned doctoral degree will be required of finalists

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The position is open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to complete applications received no later than 5:00 PM, PST, Pacific Standard Time, Friday, January 18, 2019. Early response is encouraged. Please address all inquiries to:

Employment Type

Full Time


Rubria Wilson
3801 West Temple Avenue
Bldg. 7 Room 110
Pomona, CA 91768
9098692226 [tel]

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[posted Nov 2, 2018]

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