Assistant/Associate Professor, Nutrition Science

River Forest, IL (near-west Chicago suburb)
Oct 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dominican University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Nutrition Science at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2018.  Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in Nutrition Science at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as seminar courses for the Coordinated Program supervised practice; and working with and directing research of students at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate and graduate students and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional and academic practice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at all levels and to working with students on research, especially for the MS program. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices; such as undergraduate or graduate research.

The successful candidate will also 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 members are expected to participate in University life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.


Required qualifications:  A doctoral degree in food and nutrition with a related area of expertise; minimum of 5 years relevant teaching experience; excellent classroom and interpersonal skills; a record of research through publications and conference presentations

Preferred qualifications:  Credentialing as a R.D.N; experience with distance and/or hybrid educational delivery formats; proven administrative and organizational skills; a record of working successfully with a diverse student population; and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.


Apply online at  Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references. A personal statement will also be required to demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to inclusive and engaging teaching and how they can contribute to the diversity and inclusion on our campus. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. 

Deadline for full consideration:  December 22, 2017.

About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,300 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.  It is a culturally inclusive campus. 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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