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Lecturer of Nutrition and Food Science
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2020
Title Lecturer of Nutrition and Food Science
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Department Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Lecturer of Nutrition and Food Science —Search #67762
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecture of Nutrition and Food Science. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 2,000 majors enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The existing Nutrition and Food Science program prepares undergraduate students in one of three areas: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), Community Nutrition, and Food Science/Food Systems Administration. The DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics as is an on-site Dietetic Supervised Practice Program at the graduate level. This position would contribute to the goals of the undergraduate program by filling a need in teaching basic nutrition courses and/or food systems administration.

Position Description Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Lecturer position requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities as well as a master's degree. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses within Nutrition and Food Science, including basic and applied nutrition as well as food courses, promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and service, hold membership in professional associations, and serve on committees and participate in official activities at the departmental, college, and university levels. The position is a 10-month, non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned master's degree or higher in Nutrition, Food Science, Dietetics, or a closely related field by August 1, 2020. A minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Nutrition, Food Science, or Dietetics is also required;
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives;
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development;
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Potential for online teaching;
  • Ability to teach quantity food systems administration and meal management;
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD) or Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).

Screening of applications begins April 13, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

John Dobson, Search Chair, Search #67762
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-0200

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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