Assistant Professor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition

The University of Kentucky seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, with an approximate start date of August 15, 2017. An alternate start date of January 1, 2018 would be considered. This is a full time, 12-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Regular Title Series, with a Distribution of Effort of approximately 60% Research, 35% Instruction, and 5% Service, with future potential for ACEND programming responsibilities.

Responsibilities of this position include:
• Distribution of Effort of approximately 60% research, 35% instruction and 5% Service. Faculty assignments and DOE are subject to annual negotiation between the chair and the faculty.
• Develop and maintain an active applied, translational or social science research program focused on nutrition intervention issues related to chronic disease with external funding support. Seeking and obtaining extramural grants is an expectation.
• Advance and disseminate knowledge through publication in appropriate refereed journals.
• Advise, mentor and evaluate undergraduate and/or graduate student research projects and/or theses.
• Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
• Function as an active member of the department, college and university faculty.
• Engage in national and international professional activities

For consideration, attach letter of application (Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (Curriculum Vita), copies of academic transcripts (Academic Transcript), and a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request #1).

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
81500:Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Ph.D. in nutrition, dietetics or closely related field

Required Related Experience

Commitment to excellence in outreach, service and teaching.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work successfully with diverse students, faculty, staff and external partners.

Required License/ Registration/Certification



The successful candidate will have:
A commitment to student-centered teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.
An applied, translational or social science research program focused on nutrition intervention issues related to chronic disease.
Potential for establishing, or proven record, of an externally funded research program.
A demonstrated potential for, or proven record, in scholarly activity.
An ability to contribute to our land-grant mission through outreach and engagement with students, Cooperative Extension and key community stakeholders.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Registered Dietitian (RD) credential preferred

Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents