Assistant Professor (TT) in Dietetics and Community Nutrition at The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; review of applications begins October 15, 2012
About: The Department of Health and Kinesiology Department at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) Professor in Health with specialization in dietetics or community nutrition. The University is situated in a vibrant and growing community, serving a diverse, multicultural population that is reflected in our student population. While continuing its tradition of excellence in teaching and community services, UTSA is rapidly moving toward classification as a tier one doctoral/research intensive institution.
Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Coordinated Dietetics Program and Community Health, conducting nationally visible research in dietetics and public health nutrition in collaboration with current faculty, pursuing external funding, and performing university and community related service.
Required qualifications 1) an earned doctorate in Nutritional Science, Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education or related field, or related field (ABD with anticipated graduation of December 2012 will be considered; Preference will be given to candidates who have already finished their degrees), 2) demonstration of ability to teach in dietetics, community nutrition, health promotion, or related courses, and 3) demonstration of a solid research agenda and capability; and 4) potential for external research funding.
Preferred qualifications for Assistant Professor include 1) experience with education and research of culturally diverse and underserved populations; 2) teaching experience in health promotion, community health, and supervision of dietetic practicum and internships; 3) record of publications and external funding, 4) potential to collaborate with current faculty, and 5) RD/LD or other certification.
Apply: All applicants must submit by mail 1) a letter of application (indicating position # 13214); 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcript of terminal degree; 4) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references; 5) one-page description of research agenda. Applicants are encouraged to submit one or two representative research publications although this is not required. The committee may solicit additional references or other supporting materials. The review process starts on October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. Summer employment is contingent on student demand and funding.
The position will begin in Fall 2013, pending budget approval. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. Send application materials via U.S. Postal Service or overnight delivery to: Zenong Yin, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Health and Kinesiology, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Electronic applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries on the position should be directed to Dr. Wan X. Yao at (210) 458-5792. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.