Department Name: 81500:Dietetics and Human Nutrition
The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment seeks a candidate for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position in the Extension Title Series, with a start date of July 1, 2019. The distribution of effort is approximately 70% Extension, and 30% Instruction. Faculty assignments and division of efforts are subject to annual negotiation between the chair and faculty member. Successful applicants will be prepared to lead a collaborative Extension program and provide excellent student learning opportunities.
The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (DHN) offers outstanding higher education opportunities for students passionate about food, health, and wellness. Our undergraduate program in Human Nutrition provides a strong foundation to prepare students for dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or physician assistant studies. We also have a long history of preparing successful Registered Dietitians for a rewarding career through our accredited didactic, coordinated, and internship programs. Faculty in DHN are engaged in a wide variety of research, from food environment and culture to exercise and physiology. We value community engagement and offer award-winning Cooperative Extension Service programs through Family and Consumer Sciences Extension to help Kentuckians live their best lives.
To apply, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants may direct questions to our search committee chair, Tammy Stephenson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work successfully with diverse students, faculty, staff and external partners.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Earned doctorate in Nutrition, Dietetics or closely related field.
Required Related Experience:
A commitment to excellence in outreach, service, and teaching.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Credential of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), preferred
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.