Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Assistant Professor, Nutrition Science

Full-Time, Tenure Track Position

Fall 2017

Position Summary:         

Dominican University Nutrition Science Department seeks candidates for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor for August 2017.  Primary responsibilities include teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and will teach 3 courses per semester including both introductory and advanced courses. Other responsibilities include: advising undergraduate and graduate students, conducting research, and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional and academic practice. The successful candidate will establish working relationships with new colleagues in the College of Health Sciences, develop relationships with local/regional food and nutrition related businesses to benefit the program, and facilitate the development of volunteer opportunities in the community.  All faculty are encouraged and expected to participate in University life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.



Qualified applicants will have a PhD in food and nutrition with a related area of expertise; RD/R.D.N. is preferred. Applicants should also have teaching experience and excellent classroom and interpersonal skills. Experience with distance and/or hybrid educational delivery formats is desired. Proven administrative and organizational skills are desired. A commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students is required. 


To Apply:

Apply online at Please submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as prior teaching evaluations, are also requested, but not required at this stage.  Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. 


 Review of applications is ongoing and will close when the position is filled.


About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,500 students. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Dominican University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. 


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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