University of Alabama — Assistant / Associate Professor, Human Nutrition

College of Human Environmental Sciences
Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Applications are now being accepted to fill two
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR positions in Human Nutrition
9 MONTH, TENURE TRACK – Start date 8/16/2017

The Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Alabama (UA) seeks to fill two newly-designated faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in Human Nutrition.

The Department is a growing department with a thriving faculty, is one of five departments in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at UA, and offers an undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition, a Coordinated Program in Dietetics, and a Didactic Program in Dietetics.  The department also offers a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and supports a Nutrition concentration in the Ph.D. in Health Education/Promotion program.

The University of Alabama is ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation with a focus on research, teaching, and citizenship and is one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. UA is a national leader among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars and is the senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution in Alabama. It is located in vibrant Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of approximately 160,000, with a warm and sunny climate.

Qualifications:  Applicants should have a strong background in nutrition with the ability to establish and sustain a research agenda in the area of human nutrition.

  • PhD (required) or DrPH (required) in nutrition or a nutrition-related field.
  • Registered Dietitian (preferred).
  • Must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate level nutrition courses.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach at the collegiate level.
  • Evidence of the potential to establish a related research program.

Responsibilities: Teaching, research, and outreach to articulate with the mission of the university, including:

  • Teach courses as needed at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level.
  • Establish an active, focused research program in the area of nutrition.
  • Produce a record of scholarly activity in human nutrition.
  • Obtain external funding to support a nationally competitive research program.
  • Recruit, mentor, and advise students.
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees, including thesis and dissertation committees.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled; Review to begin October 15, 2016.

Application ProcedureComplete application on-line at

Applications must include the following:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts of graduate coursework, a research statement that incorporates a clear research trajectory, teaching philosophy (1 page), and 3 letters of reference. Letters of reference are required and may be e-mailed directly to Jeannine Lawrence, PhD, RD.  Search Committee Chair and Department Chair at or mailed to: Dr. Jeannine Lawrence, Dept. of Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management, Box 870311, 403 Russell Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0311.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Education Opportunity Institution that actively seeks diversity among its employees.