Assistant Professor of Practice

Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Nutritional Sciences-Ins

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NSC), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, is to lead in providing cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Instructional Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSC takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and wellbeing.
The Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice to begin in the Fall of 2021. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of nutrition, food management, food science, and how these areas impact health, and the field of nutrition and dietetics.
This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching courses
  • Curriculum development and modifications
  • Mentoring undergraduate students as needed
  • Collaborating with other departments and units across campus
  • Establishing new community connections and managing current collaborations
  • Serving on appropriate Departmental, College and University committees and other areas as assigned.

This position is a 90% instruction and 10% service assignment.Teaching responsibilities include both in-person and online courses toprimarily undergraduates, with the possibility of graduate teaching, in thefollowing areas:

  • General Education classes in the food safety and fermentation areas are a primary responsibility
  • Food management classes and labs at both the introductory and advanced levels
  • Sports nutrition food labs
  • Introductory food science and food science labs

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Food Management, Food Science, or a related field (including, but not limited to basic science such as microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, etc.).
• Experience teaching in-person and online.
• Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences with a food emphasis, e.g., Food Management, Food Science, or related field as mentioned above
•College level teaching experience
•College level curriculum development experience
•At least Three years food industry/food management experience
•Certified ServSafe instructor is a plus
•Experience with UAccess Instructor

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Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Patricia Sparks, [email protected]
Search Committee Chair

Open Date:


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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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