Assistant Professor - Nutrition and Foods
The Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management invites applications for two or more full-time position(s) in Nutrition and Foods available on August 1, 2017. These positions are tenure-track, nine-month position(s) at the assistant professor level. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition and foods, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research and career planning, assisting in program development, engaging in scholarship/research, and contributing to professional, departmental and university service activities. Qualifications for the full-time, tenure track positions include: a doctorate in nutrition, food systems management, or a related area. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, and all requirements for the degree must be completed prior to the appointment date. Applicants who are Registered Dietitians and have relevant professional experience and successful teaching experience are preferred. Professional experience could include clinical practice, community nutrition, or food systems management. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
The Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management has 16 full-time faculty and 400 undergraduate (330) and graduate (62) students. The Department, created as part of the new Beaver College of Health Sciences which began July 1, 2010, has grown significantly in enrollment. The Nutrition and Foods programs have doubled since that time. These include an undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics and a combined Dietetic Internship/MS Nutrition Program. The program also includes an undergraduate concentration in Food Systems Management. Both the undergraduate dietetics program and the dietetic internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Opportunities are available to assist in growing optional tracks at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional information on the department can be found on the ASU website, http://www.nutrition.appstate.edu.
The dietetics programs are housed within the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS), which strives to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professions in western North Carolina. The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian with approximately 3,400 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff. BCHS was established to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Carolina and beyond. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the Beaver College of Health Sciences will transform the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. BCHS is home to 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs of study which include communication sciences and disorders, health care management, nursing, social work, nutrition, exercise science, health promotion, athletic training, health and physical education, and recreation management. The BCHS is committed to expanding existing and developing new health programs that meet regional needs. In addition, the BCHS is home for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Institute for Health and Human Services and the Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, and has a collaborative partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program. This partnership has resulted in a cohort of this acclaimed program being delivered on the Appalachian campus and will enhance student learning through interprofessional clinical and service outreach. Funding has been secured and construction has begun on a new state of the art $80 million, 203,000 square foot facility for the BCHS that will be the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences Campus and is slated for opening Summer 2018.
Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references. Send this information via mail or electronically to Dr. Melissa Gutschall, Associate Professor and Didactic Program Director, Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, Box 32168, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. FAX: 828-262-8626. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. The university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Located in Boone, North Carolina in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is committed to equality of educational opportunity and is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Melissa Gutschall, Search Committee Chair. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Refer to http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/benefits/index.html and to http://www.appstate.edu.