POSITION:Auburn University seeks a 9-month
tenure-track extension specialist (75% Extension and 25% Instruction) at the
Assistant Professor level to provide leadership in human nutrition and public
health. This position is housed in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality
Management and is designed to assist the college of Human Sciences and the
Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in overcoming health and wellness
concerns across the state. The position will provide leadership in the development,
delivery, evaluation, and reporting of evidence-based programs and applied
research. Earliest start date for this position is August 16, 2019 or January
1, 2020, and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. The position offers a competitive salary
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
RESPONSIBILITIES:The ed applicant will: (1) provide statewide leadership in the areas of human nutrition and public health; (2) develop and deliver educational programs (initiatives, presentations, website information, and supporting materials) grounded in research-based science to improve the nutritional and health levels of different social classes and ages; (3) collaborate with, support, and train Extension educators across the state to implement, evaluate, and report program impacts; (4) initiate evidence-based Extension and applied research projects that engage and involve client groups, stakeholders, and entire communities to improve their quality of life; (5) establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded Extension and applied research program; (6) participate in and assist program teams in the development of annual plans of work and federal reporting; (7) provide service within professional organizations and on committees within the Department, college, ACES, and University; and (8) teach undergraduate/graduate courses.
QUALIFICATIONS:Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nutrition, public health, health education/promotion, health behavior, or closely related discipline required at the time employment begins. Demonstrated experience in program development, delivery, and evaluation. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Dietitian (RD) credential or RD eligible; three years of public health, health education or community nutrition-related work experience; research focus on maternal and child health; fluent in Spanish.
SETTING: The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management employs 15-fulltime tenure-track faculty and is affiliated with the college of Human Sciences. Opportunities to engage in collaborative research are supported by the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research (CHEER), and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES). East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC), Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) and Edward via college of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) provide additional opportunities for translational research. More information about the department can be found at http://www.humsci.auburn.edu/ndhm/.Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 28,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. Auburn is a one hour drive from Montgomery, Alabama, and 1.5 hours from Atlanta, Georgia airport and about four hours to Gulf Coast beaches.
APPLICATION: Apply on-line using the : narrative of community/Extension nutrition/health experience, research and educational interests, Statement of Philosophy on Extension scholarship in the 21st Century, and three (3) professional references (names, addresses, and phone numbers). posting/3178 Provide application letter, complete CV, transcripts from all universities attended, Only complete online applications will be considered for review beginning February 1, 2019. For more information about the position, contact: Ramesh Jeganathan, PhD, Chair- Search Committee, at
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer