Posted: Sep 14, 2022

University Faculty Nutrition Sciences

Application Deadline: N/A

University Faculty Nutrition Sciences

Requisition Number: F00285P:

Job Description:

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ENS) at Weber State University (WSU) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor and/or a 1-Year Instructor in the Nutrition program. These positions begin in Spring 2023.

Job Duties:

The successful applicant will be expected to teach a 12-credit hour load (Assistant Professor) or a 15-credit hour load (Instructor) during the Fall and Spring semesters to undergraduate students at the WSU main campus in Ogden, Utah, WSU Online, and at times at the WSU-Davis campus in Layton, Utah. Teaching expectations for the instructor position may include courses such as Science and Application of Human Nutrition, Nutrition and Sustainable Cooking, Advanced Food Science, Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, Food Values, Diet Design, and Health. Teaching expectations for the tenure-track position include Foundations of Diet Therapy, Health and Nutrition in the Older Adult, Multicultural Health and Nutrition, Advanced Food Science, and Current Issues in Nutrition. The successful candidate must also, a) demonstrate excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; b) initiate and maintain a scholarly agenda; c) be active in service to the institution, community, and/or his or her profession; and d) work collegially as a member of the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Department.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor:

  • Doctorate degree in nutrition science or closely related field; A.B.D. will be considered if the degree is completed prior to the start of the Spring 2023 semester.
  • Have an active Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential prior to the start of the Spring 2023 semester.
  • Successful experience teaching nutrition science or closely related content in a college/university setting.
  • Experience conducting or facilitating scholarly research.
  • Professional service experience to an institution of higher education.
  • Membership/involvement with discipline-related professional associations.

Minimum Requirements for 1-Year Temporary Instructor:

  • Hold a master’s degree in nutrition or a closely related field.
  • Have an active Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential.
  • Successful experience teaching nutrition science or closely related content in a college/university setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting or facilitating scholarly research.
  • Experience teaching introductory nutrition, lifespan nutrition, diet design, food science, and/or clinical nutrition courses in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats.
  • Interest in contributing to the nutrition program’s efforts in healthy, sustainable cooking tied to the food lab, greenhouse, and garden at the Davis campus.
  • Experience assessing learning outcomes.
  • Experience or familiarity with ACEND program accreditation.
  • Background on food science and experience managing or operating a food/nutrition laboratory.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:

WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Open Date: 09/13/2022

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:

To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documentation:

  • One-page letter of interest (cover letter) highlighting your particular qualifications for this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page statement of your teaching philosophy/interests
  • One-page statement of your research interests and how they align with engaging undergraduate students
  • 3-5 professional references including phone numbers and email addresses
  • Unofficial or official transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to any type of contract offer of this position)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by October 16, 2022. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The university provides excellent TIAA/CREF retirement and medical

Location: Weber State UniversityExercise & Nutrition Sciences Department1435 Village Drive, Dept. 2805Ogden, UT 84408-2801

Contact: David Aguilar-Alvarez, PhD, Search Committee Chair, c/o Human Resources, Weber State University, 3850 Dixon Parkway, Dept. 1016, Ogden, UT 84408-1016, [email protected], 801-626-8867

Employer Information: Weber State University is a comprehensive university founded in 1889. The University provides lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse spectrum of learners on the main campus in Ogden, at a campus in neighboring Davis County, through Internet-based WSU Online, and outreach efforts throughout the Intermountain West. Over 24,000 students are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees in business, education, health professions, technology, and the liberal arts and sciences. The university is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City on the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. The area offers extensive cultural, educational, and year-round outdoor recreation experiences.

WSU is committed to excellence in the employment of faculty and staff. The University is an equal employment opportunity employer providing opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. As an affirmative action employer, we encourage applications from women and minorities.

Additional information about employment, benefits, and salaries at WSU is available at

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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