THE OPPORTUNITY: The University of Idaho seeks a nutrition researcher and educator to join the diverse and interdisciplinary faculty in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with 50% teaching & advising; 45% scholarship & creative activities; and 5% university service & leadership expectations. This position is closely aligned with the School’s coordinated dietetics program and the successful candidate will interact closely with students and faculty in both nutrition and dietetics as well as the School’s other disciplines (human development and family studies, early childhood development and education, apparel/textiles/design). In addition, he/she will be expected to advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research program focused on human nutrition and/or dietetics; and provide service to the university, region, state, and appropriate professional organizations.
The University of Idaho, founded in 1889, serves over 11,000 students, has nine Research and Extension centers, and supports Extension offices in 42 counties. As one of the nation’s land-grant research universities, the University of Idaho is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. In addition to offering a wide range of collaborative opportunities and the availability of multiple world-class core laboratories and other shared facilities, the idyllic University of Idaho campus is co-located throughout the beautiful and rugged state of Idaho. The main campus is based in Moscow, a growing and lively community with all the benefits and opportunities typically available in a college town, such as excellent public and private schools, restaurants, and free public transportation as well as a plethora of diverse sports, world-class outdoor activities, and performing and visual arts offerings. This position will be based on the historic and charming Moscow campus.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Doctorate in human nutrition, nutritional physiology, or related discipline. ABD applicants must have degree requirements completed at time of hire.
• Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN certification) and willingness to obtain an Idaho dietetics license within 6 months of being hired.
• Evidence of ability to obtain internal and/or external funding.
• Experience conducting funded research.
• Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced in the application materials.
Preferred Qualifications: • Expertise and/or interest in conducting interdisciplinary work with other faculty in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family
and Consumer Sciences as well as others at the University of Idaho.
• Classroom teaching experience at the college or university level.
• Experience mentoring students.
• Experience working on teams.
• Experience with distance education methodologies.
Salary is $66,315.60 commensurate with experience and market. University of Idaho benefits and enrollment in TIAA-CREF or VALIC are included.
For more information on benefits at UI, go to: http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/benefits.
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES: The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences advances the health and welfare of people, animal and the environment through research and education in agriculture, community, human and rural development, natural resources, nutrition, and life sciences. The college leads research and Extension efforts related to various issues and our faculty and students are finding solutions to the world’s most critical challenges in order to create and sustain an abundant food and energy supply, a healthy environment and successful families and communities.
Agriculture is one of the main industries in the state of Idaho, with over $25 billion in total sales, accounting for 20 percent of the state’s total sales. Agribusiness is responsible for 14 percent of Idaho’s GSP and approximately one in every seven jobs in the state is related to agriculture.
The University of Idaho plays a key role in Idaho’s agriculture industry, through research, teaching and Extension activities.
For more information: www.uidaho.edu/CALS
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO: The University of Idaho is a premier destination for higher education and Idaho’s only national research institution. From our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, as well as our learning centers that touch every community in Idaho, the University of Idaho is leading our state and region with an energized environment where passion for knowledge and discovery expands intellectual and cultural boundaries.
At the University of Idaho, we attract many of the nation’s best students every year, because our expectations are higher and our commitment is stronger. We equip our people with the substantial resources they expect from an internationally recognized land grant institution. Our graduates join a legacy of thinkers, leaders and global citizens that is focused on improving lives within the state and beyond.
The University of Idaho is home to 12,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states. International students from more than 76 countries comprise 5 percent of the student body. The university enrolls 42 National Merit Scholars, by far the largest number in Idaho and among the highest concentration of Merit Scholars in the western United States. Nearly 50 percent of the incoming freshmen were in the top quartile of their graduating class.