Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics, Tenure Track

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Health & Medical, Allied Health
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Description

The mission of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) is to prepare future leaders, to advance human well-being and improve quality of life for diverse populations, with an emphasis on rural communities in North Dakota, the region and beyond, through the provision of high-quality innovative interprofessional education, research and service. The CNPD is comprised of three departments: Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Social Work.

The department of Nutrition & Dietetics has approximately 120 students and offers two undergraduate programs in dietetics and human nutrition, a master of science program and a minor in nutrition program.

The department of Nutrition & Dietetics is seeking a full-time (9-month), tenure-track faculty member with nutrition research experience relevant to human health or problems unique to rural communities to carry out a robust research agenda, teach and advise graduate students, and contribute to the mission of the department, university and profession through service activities. This position supports undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching and mentors professional and graduate students in coursework, independent study and thesis projects. Activities include research, grant writing, classroom instruction (campus-based and online), advisement and service. This position requires an on-campus presence.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • 50% Teaching
  • 40% Research
  • 10% Service

The successful candidate will be required to maintain an active research program to advance human nutritional health and well-being or address the unique nutritional health and social problems found in rural communities; secure external research grants/contracts; meet high standards for teaching and mentoring students; and participate in Department, College, and/or University service. This person will work effectively with other faculty to address health-related challenges facing North Dakota through collaborative research and interdisciplinary teaching experiences. The Nutrition & Dietetics department has abundant research collaboration opportunities/requests. Securing extramural funding of at least $7500 per year would be required beginning year 5 of the appointment. 

Minimum Requirements
  • Doctorate in Human Nutrition, Dietetics or related field; at least one graduate degree in Human Nutrition or Dietetics. In lieu of doctorate, ABD candidates will be considered with expected completion by 8/15/2023.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Postsecondary teaching experience
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training
  • Secured external funding
  • Online teaching experience
  • Health and Wellness Coaching certification (NBC-HWC)
Minimum Hiring Salary

$60,000+ Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule/Start Date

Start date is August 1, 2023 (negotiable). The work schedule will vary depending on the schedule of classes taught and maintained office hours.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2023 and include the following materials:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three professional references (name, email, phone number)

Inquiries can be directed to Dr Anne Bodensteiner, search committee chairperson, at [email protected] or 701.777.3752.

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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