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TT Nutrition/Dietetics Position

2014 January 8
by Paul Mabrey

Effective Date of the Position: August 2014

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Nutrition/Dietetics

Description: The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS) at the University of Vermont seeks a faculty member in the area of nutrition and dietetics. This 9-month tenure-track position involves directing the Didactic Program in Dietetics (accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), undergraduate teaching, and research related to dietetics and human nutrition.  Faculty members are expected to teach, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of research that leads to publication in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and to seek extramural funding for their research. Areas of research may include applied nutrition, clinical nutrition, health behavior, public health and/or food systems. Teaching responsibilities will include courses that support the dietetics curriculum. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the profession of dietetics. There are numerous research collaborations available within the University community including colleagues in the Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences and Medicine and in the Food Systems Transdisciplinary Research Initiative. The NFS department is actively engaged in teaching, research and outreach aimed at achieving sustainable, secure and healthy food systems.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Dr. P.H.) in nutrition or closely related field. Registered dietitian status required.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and and/or service. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The NFS Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and from people with disabilities are encouraged.

Applicants should send the following, 1) cover letter including a statement of research aims and teaching philosophy and experience, 2) curriculum vitae and, 3) three professional references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials to

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the ?public ivies? and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont; rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of approximately 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families, with opportunities for interactions with local industry and communities.

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