Responsibilities: The successful applicant will contribute to the department’s vision for research, teaching and service. Areas of special interest include nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional physiology, and public health nutrition. However, qualified applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching in any topic related to nutrition and dietetics will be considered. In fact, the successful candidate may lead the development of a new PhD degree program in Nutrition. The successful candidate is also expected to build effective collaborations with other faculty members in the department, school, and university and demonstrate a positive team spirit. Candidates will be expected to provide service to the department, school, university, community, and field of nutrition science.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional physiology, public health nutrition, or a closely related field, ideally from an accredited school of public health or related accredited educational institution. Candidates must have teaching experience at the graduate or professional level. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty is required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of a multi-disciplinary department are essential. Strong preference for teaching with an integrative approach to nutrition and dietetics, as well as experience using different teaching methods (team-based learning, case-based learning, 'flipped classroom,' interactive large group presentation, and audience response systems). Experience with curricular and instructional design is desired. Strong preference for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN certification) and willingness to obtain an Indiana dietetics license within 6 months of being hired.
Resources: The Department of Applied Health Science currently has 130 faculty members and staff combined, with 54 voting members of the faculty and 37 Adjunct faculty members. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science degree, with five areas of focus: Dietetics (ACEND accredited), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition Science, Safety, and Youth Development. The Department of Applied Health Science also offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in Community Health, Master of Public Health and Master of Science degrees, and a doctoral degree in Health Behavior. A new PhD degree program in Nutrition is currently being conceptualized.
The Department of Applied Health Science unites a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in nutrition and dietetics, social and behavioral science, opioids, addictions, and substance use prevention, sexual and reproductive health, human development and family studies, safety, and maternal and child health, all pursuing the common goal of preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Department of Applied Health Science received more than $12.8 million in external awards in FY2020.