Brooklyn College - Assistant Professor - Health and Nutrition Sciences

  • City University of New York
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Oct 23, 2019
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Health and Nutrition Sciences

Job ID: 21295

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

           

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

           

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences with a starting date in August 2020.

Health and Nutrition Sciences (HNSC) is an interdisciplinary department with distinct degree programs in health and nutrition, and an ongoing interest in pursuing linkages between both. It is our mission to provide high quality, multidisciplinary teaching, research, and community service to foster an environment of academic excellence and professionalism for students and faculty; advance scientific knowledge relevant to health and nutrition and ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values to make meaningful contributions. We currently offer a BA in Health and Nutrition Sciences, an ACEND accredited BS in Foods and Nutrition (DPD), a BS in Health Sciences, and a BS in Public Health. At the graduate level we offer an MA in Community Health, an MS in Nutrition, and an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship.

The college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the diversity of our student body. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a college community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public, urban liberal arts, sciences and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in medical nutrition therapy, nutritional assessment, as well as nutrition counselling and education.
  • Development of curriculum and new courses as needed
  • Active pursuit of funding for research and other academic activities
  • Student advisement and research mentoring
  • Collaboration with others, including via committee assignments

 

Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and eventual career success of a population that encompasses a vast multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions,

cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and

global mindedness that allow them to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.

 

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty from historically underrepresented groups who reflect the

mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

 

COMPENSATION     

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.  All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

           

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS     

Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctorate in nutrition or in a related field from an accredited institution, with expertise in clinical nutrition.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential
  • Experience in teaching at the college level
  • Experience in research
  • Success in working with people from diverse backgrounds in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching both Undergraduate and Graduate level courses
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Human nutritional interventions, nutritional epidemiology, nutritional informatics, nutritional assessment
  • Experience in writing grant proposals

Application Details

HOW TO APPLY

           

There are two steps to the applications process. All applications must be submitted online via the CUNY on-line application system (CUNYFirst).

 

STEP ONE—Submit Application by visiting https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/

 

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

 

- An application letter indicating the  Assistant Professor- Health and Nutrition position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A recently published peer-reviewed article
  • A one-page statement of the individual’s research agenda
  • List of courses taught
  • A one-page summary of teaching philosophy, with reference to actual teaching experiences.

 

STEP TWO - Go to https://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/

 

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

 

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

 

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

           

CLOSING DATE

January 2, 2020

           

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

           

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

           

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 

 

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the City University of New York and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com