Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Salary dependent upon qualifications
Aug 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title:  Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition

College/Department or Unit: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Human Nutrition 

Job Purpose:  Teach a variety of courses in human nutrition and dietetics at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Area of expertise in metabolism, nutrition and exercise, nutritional biochemistry, nutritional physiology.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Teach courses in the area of Human Nutrition both at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Conduct research and participate in scholarly activities in area of specialization
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in professional stewardship for the department, college, university, and professional organizations related to human nutrition
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate research

Work Environment: Position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus.  The successful candidate will be required to work with the outside community, other universities, and international schools/companies/partners.

Employment Conditions:  A nine-month, full-time appointment beginning August 16, 2018.  Option of summer employment if funds are available.  Salary dependent upon qualifications.



Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in human nutrition or terminal degree in a closely related field required for appointment at the assistant professor level or higher.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credential is highly desirable
  • Eligible for South Carolina or North Carolina licensure (LD/LDN) in dietetics is desirable
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in human nutrition and dietetics and evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to student learning and development
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and potential research agenda
  • An interest in developing online courses at the graduate program level is preferred


Application Instructions

Position Availability: August 16, 2018

Application Timeline and Procedures: Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

  • Required materials:
    1. Application letter, including evidence of responsibilities and qualifications 
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Statement of research interests and evidence of scholarly activity
    4. Transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved
    5. Three recommendation letters 
  • Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.