Southern Utah University
  • 17-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits

Job Description:

The Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Science at Southern Utah University is seeking qualified applicants for two Assistant Professor or Lecturer positions (depending on qualifications) to start fall semester of 2023. A completed PhD degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics or a related discipline is required for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. An M.S. degree is required for a non-tenure track, lecturer position.

Date of first consideration: 03/19/2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach and advise undergraduate students majoring in Human Nutrition. Courses may include: Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition, Infant and Child Nutrition, Food Service, Food Science and Lab, Food Sustainability, Management in Dietetics Graduate Capstone courses, Senior Seminar, along with possible other courses.
  2. Primary emphasis is on teaching. However, scholarly activity, professional commitment, and service to the university are expected and required for advancement.
  3. Collaborate with colleagues to evaluate and accommodate changes and improvements within the department, college, and university.
  4. Initiate and carry out appropriate scholarly work in Human Nutrition, including mentoring undergraduate research and graduate students.
  5. Participate in department and campus community committees as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  1. PhD degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics or closely related field from an accredited university required for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. Candidates with an M.S. degree will be considered for a non-tenure track, lecturer position.
  2. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist preferred. The RDN credential needs to be obtained within the U.S.
  3. Experience teaching at the university level is preferred.
  4. Workload expectation 80% teaching, 20% service and scholarship
  5. Ability to work as a mentor in undergraduate and graduate research.
  6. Ability to incorporate technology into teaching.
  7. Ability to incorporate experiential education into teaching.
  8. Demonstrated communication, interpersonal skills and a team player.
  9. Involvement with professional organizations. Desire and ability to maintain currency in the field.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

For more information, visit SUU website for more information on Southern Utah University, Cedar City, SUU employment, and the nutrition program. Link: Link:

Or contact us by department through the number: (435)865-8321


  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References (including name, phone, and email)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if hired)
  • Teaching Evaluations (encouraged if available)
  • Current RDN License (if applicable)

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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