Assistant Professor, Nutrition Science

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Nutrition Science

Full-Time Position

Fall 2023


Dominican University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in Nutrition Science to begin in Fall 2023 semester. Primary responsibilities include: Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), teaching undergraduate courses such as Medical Nutrition Therapy in the DPD program in Nutrition, as well as evaluating, and advising undergraduate students. This person will pursue a research agenda that will accommodate student participation, and will share in the supervision of student internships.   Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in maintaining ACEND accreditation of the DPD program. This person will continue to foster working relationships with colleagues in the College of Health Sciences, develop relationships with local/regional food and nutrition related businesses to benefit the program, establish volunteer opportunities in the community, and provide interdepartmental student experiences.


As a diverse HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices.  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 and nutrition or related area of expertise; credentialing as an RDN; Experience teaching at the college level, and mentoring/advising students; excellent classroom and interpersonal skills.


Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching racially minoritized, students; and demonstrated experience creating, organizing and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations.


About Dominican University:

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution.  Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican #10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also ranked #1 in the Chicago area and #3 in the Midwest in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category – making the university one of only two schools in the country within the Regional University category to be ranked among the top #10 overall and as an exemplar in social mobility.


Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 50% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Hispanic. Among undergraduates, 63% are Hispanic, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.


To Apply:

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of 3 references.  In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students.  Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek 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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