College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: Visiting (Senior) Instructor or Lect




Visiting (Senior) Instructor or Lecturer in Human Nutrition

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for a 100%, non-tenured Visiting Instructor or Lecturer or Senior Instructor or Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition. This is a temporary, 9-month position for the 2017-2018 academic year, with a possible 2-month summer appointment in 2018, based on student enrollment and need.

The FSHN Department is a global leader at transforming lives through distinguished scholarship in food, nutrition, and hospitality sciences. We implement research, education, and outreach programs designed to promote a safe, nutritious, accessible, and affordable food supply that enhances human health. Our Human Nutrition program is an integral part of our commitment to train the next generation of experts and leaders in the food, nutrition, and hospitality sectors.

The successful candidate will teach FSHN 120, Contemporary Nutrition, to 750 undergraduate students each semester as one of the general education courses offered on campus. The incumbent will supervise and mentor graduate student teaching assistants assigned to FSHN 120, participate in informal undergraduate student academic and career advising and recruiting, and will engage in departmental functions. The individual will report to the Department Head of FSHN.

Required Qualifications:

For Instructor
  • Master's degree in human nutrition or dietetics.
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.
  • For Senior Instructor also evidence of substantial contributions to undergraduate teaching and curriculum development.


For Lecturer
  • PhD degree in human nutrition or dietetics.
  • Sustained excellence in teaching.
  • For Senior Lecturer also evidence of substantial contributions to undergraduate teaching and curriculum development.


Required for all ranks
  • Passion for undergraduate education and student development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to utilize technology in instruction.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years of successful teaching experience at accredited four-year institution of higher education.
  • Registered dietitian credential.


Salary Statement: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Proposed Starting Date: August 16, 2017

Application Procedures:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 18, 2017. Electronic submission of applications is required (Word, RTF or PDF format). Please create your candidate profile at http://go.illinois.edu/FSHN82384 and upload your letter of application, curricula vitae, teaching statement, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references. In your cover letter, please state the rank for which you are applying. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Unit Contact Information:

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Audra Martin at mart@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



College Name or Administrative Unit: ACES
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: Visiting (Senior) Instructor or Lecturer in Human Nutrition - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (F1700071)
Open Date: 06/26/2017
Organization Name: Food Science and Human Nutrition

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