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Position: Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Nutrition focus; nine-month academic year, tenure-track appointment with 45% teaching, 45% research, 5% advising, and 5% service.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses with a community and/or clinical focus in Human Nutrition and Food/Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) which may include: Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Food Systems Production, Elderly Nutrition and/or Lifecycle Nutrition. Some of these courses are currently offered both online and in the classroom. Additional courses as part of the required teaching load may be negotiable according to the applicant's background and expertise. In addition, the individual will be expected to establish a research program related to human nutrition; supervise Master's and interdisciplinary Biomedical Science PhD students, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the department, college, university and discipline.
Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in nutrition, dietetics or closely related field at time of appointment; Registered Dietitian; established college-level teaching record as graduate student, instructor or above; evidence of published and/or externally funded research.
Preferred qualifications: Dietetic-related experience in community and/or clinical setting; pre- or postdoctoral research experience; professional community involvement; membership in appropriate professional and/or academic organizations including but not limited to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
About UW: The University of Wyoming, a land-grant institution, is the state's only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and outreach services. UW combines major-university benefits and small-school advantages, renowned faculty, and world-class research facilities all set against the idyllic backdrop of southeastern Wyoming's rugged mountains and high plains. UW offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including year round cultural and recreational activities. Recognized as 5th in America's Best College Buys, UW offers 197 areas of study, a low student/faculty ratio, and is among the nation's top universities ranked by U.S. News &; World Report and Forbes. Located in Laramie, UW draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Laramie offers excellent schools, a hospital, and several long-term care facilities. UW cultural programming provides the community with many cultural experiences throughout the year. The nearby Medicine Bow National Forest and Rocky Mountains provide quick access to hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, or camping. Denver is less than two-and-a-half hours away and offers shopping, concerts, theatre, professional sporting events, and international flight connections. Additional information regarding the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences can be found at www.uwyo.edu/fcs.
Starting date: January 2016—or as negotiated
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Application Materials Required:
Application: Send letter of application, including a brief summary of teaching, scholarship, and research experiences; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required from the successful candidate) to:
D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD, FACSM
Search Committee Chair
University of Wyoming
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Dept. 3354, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071-3354
For inquiries and further information:
Telephone: (307) 766-4378 or (307) 766-4145