Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Science

Location
Statesboro
Posted
Dec 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Science – Search # 67514
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology


The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Science. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 1,500 majors enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas that include health education and promotion, exercise science, athletic training/sports medicine, sport psychology, nutrition and food science, health administration, health and physical education, sport management, and coaching education. The department strives to become an elite academic unit and this position would contribute to that goal through the growth of a Nutrition and Food Science graduate program.

The existing Nutrition and Food Science program prepares undergraduate students in one of three areas: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), Community Nutrition, and Food Science/Food Systems Administration. The DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. There is also a Sports Nutrition emphasis within the Master of Science in Kinesiology.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Assistant Professor requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a doctorate degree. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Nutrition and Food Science including, quantity food systems administration, quantity food practicum, meal management,and basic and applied nutrition courses; conduct research in the areas of Nutrition and Food Science; provide academic and research advisement to students; promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and service; hold membership in professional associations; and serve on committees and participate in official activities at the departmental, college, and university levels. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
•	Earned doctorate in Nutrition, Food Science, Dietetics or closely related area by August 1, 2018
•	Registered Dietitian
•	Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as evidenced by a presentation with students present during the campus visit
•	Promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model
•	Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the Department and the mission of the University
•	Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University
•	Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching and scholarship
•	Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
•	Ability to work in a diverse academic and professional community
•	Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
•	Experience working in or teaching quantity food systems administration
•	Potential for online teaching
	
Screening of applications begins January 31, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
	
Dr. Stephen Rossi, Search Chair, Search 67514
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8076
Statesboro GA 30460-8076
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (912) 478-0200

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/hk/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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