California State University, San Bernardino — Open Rank Tenure-Track Position, Health Science and Human Ecology / Nutrition and Dietetics

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Health Science and Human Ecology
Appointment: Open Rank Tenure Track
Effective: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Health Science and Human Ecology (HSCI) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for an Open Rank position in Nutrition and Food Sciences. The Nutrition and Food Sciences Program at CSUSB is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) housed in the HSCI Department.  Candidates should have general expertise and experience in nutrition, dietetics, food science, food service production and management, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, and/or sports nutrition.

The Department also plans to propose a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science to provide a graduate degree pathway for students to meet the January 1, 2024, requirements to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.  Along with the Master’s degree, in collaboration with Kinesiology Department, a concentration in sports nutrition is being planned.  Candidates with background in sports nutrition are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition and dietetics as well as public health.

Candidates for this position would be responsible for contributing to the curriculum, establishing a robust program of research involving students as well as contributing more broadly to the University’s mission.  The Program is interested in candidates whose experience in teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to the Department’s commitment to building a culturally diverse and inclusive intellectual community of scholars. The Department serves over 900 HSCI majors consisting of 4 undergraduate programs (Nutrition and Food Sciences, Public Health Education, Environmental Health Science, & Health Care Management) and 2 graduate programs (Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Health Service Administration).

California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/ or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  The campus is particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Typical Activities
Teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Nutrition and Food Sciences and Public Health.  The faculty will be expected to provide academic advising, supervise research projects, thesis, and senior projects for undergraduate and graduate students.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, develop an externally funded research program, involve student participation in their research, and participate in service activities both within and beyond the campus community as well as involvement in professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent doctoral degree in nutrition and/or closely related fields of study from an accredited university completed by September 5, 2019.

Preferred: Applicants with Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) credential with professional work experience will be given a preference.  Evidence of grant writing, grant funded research, research experience, publications, and effective teaching experience are desirable.

Supplemental Information
HSCI currently offers an MPH in Public Health; candidates with MPH and a doctoral degree in dietetic and nutrition related fields of study are encouraged to apply. The College of Natural Sciences is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive climate for people from diverse backgrounds and is committed to enhancing diversity.  CNS also strives for excellence and fosters harmony.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity.

Please submit the following:  cover letter with contact information, curriculum vitae,  statement of research/professional accomplishments and goals, statement of teaching philosophy and strategies, list of three referees qualified to comment, their contact information along with the three (3) letters of recommendation from these individuals, copies of transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching (if available).

Also include a Diversity and Inclusion Statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of underrepresented students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds in your academic field. (Maximum 250 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology, please visit   If you are interested in this opportunity, the candidates are invited to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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