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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Full Time - Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Washington

Date Posted Mar. 1, 2019
Title Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Full Time - Nutrition and Dietetics
University University of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States
Department Nutritional Sciences Program & Department of Epidemiology
Application Deadline Review begins 3/15/19, Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Washington invites applications for one full-time position at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer (non-tenure track, 12-month renewable appointment) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The successful applicant will be appointed to the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and the rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position will have responsibility for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, and active participation in service to the Program, appointing Department, and community.

The successful candidate will teach in the areas of health, nutrition, and physical activity, with a focus in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism and/or evidence-based approaches to acute and chronic disease prevention and treatment.This position will be responsible for independently teaching a portfolio of courses which may range from introductory level nutrition at the undergraduate level to graduate level courses such as nutrition in acute care or nutrition education for dietetics students and/or advanced nutrition for pharmacy and other health sciences students.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate instruction, curriculum development, and to incorporate student and peer feedback to continuously improve teaching. The Program encourages faculty to engage in evidence-based, innovative educational methodologies in nutrition and dietetics, including active learning and inter-professional education. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in leadership in the field of nutrition and dietetics and foster collaboration with academic and community partners.

The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Public Health. At the undergraduate level, the Program offers a Nutrition minor and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health. The Program’s graduate offerings include MPH, MS, and PhD degree programs and a graduate coordinated training program in dietetics.

As an interdisciplinary program within the UW School of Public Health, the Program offers broad opportunities for collaboration including the School’s five departments and Public Health Major, other UW schools and colleges, university-affiliated and regional hospitals, UW Housing and Food Services, and other campus and community partners.

The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area. For more information, please see the following website:


— Degree in nutrition or related field. A Master’s Degree or foreign equivalent is a minimum requirement.
— Evidence of teaching competency at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
— Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential is required


All application materials are accepted through Interfolio. Go to and select "Apply Now" to create an account and submit the required materials: a curriculum vitae and a letter of application addressing academic and professional qualifications and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In your letter of application, please describe experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and service and/or your potential to bring diversity to the Nutritional Sciences Program and School of Public Health. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. Evaluation of candidates will begin by March 15, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the Nutritional Sciences Program visit

The Nutritional Sciences Program, Department of Epidemiology and the UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission; and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated teaching interests in health disparities, social determinants of health, and cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

  • University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
    qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
    religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
    gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.


    The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
    staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
    ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
    recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
    opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
    responsibilities (

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Contact Information

  • Search Committee: Contact for Questions
    Nutritional Sciences Program
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98195


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