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Lecturer & Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Auburn University

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2023
Title Lecturer & Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Nutrition, Dietetics, & Hospitality Management
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
POSITION: Twelve-month non-tenure-track position and not eligible for tenure, a full-time lecturer with the Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Sciences, beginning fall semester August 16, 2023
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position will be responsible for teaching courses in the DPD and Nutritional Sciences Department and directing the ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) in a department that also offers M.S. and Ph.D. studies in Nutrition. The position is responsible for ensuring that the program meets the accreditation criteria established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND); advising and mentoring; participating in course, curriculum and policy development; maintaining intra- and inter-program communication; advising the Student Dietetic Association; and conducting systematic and continuous evaluation of the program. The position will be responsible for teaching Medical Nutrition and other nutrition courses as needed; and participating in service activities. 

The successful applicant will participate in the formation of department policies related to the undergraduate curriculum but will not participate in decisions regarding promotion and tenure, graduate faculty membership, or policies unrelated to the curriculum, except as they directly affect the position. The position will not be required to develop, pursue, or maintain an independent research agenda. This assignment will allow a high-level dedication to effective teaching and mentoring students. The lecturer will be reviewed annually by the Department Head. Based on the College and Department guidelines, the lecturer will be eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

SETTING:  The Department of Nutritional Sciences employs 9 fulltime tenured/tenure-track faculty and is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. The department offers a baccalaureate degree in program options in Nutrition Science (pre-med), Dietetics, and Wellness. Also, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Nutrition are offered. More information about the department can be found at Auburn University (AU) is an R1 land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 31,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. Auburn is a one-hour drive from Montgomery, Alabama, and 1.5 hours from Atlanta, Georgia airport and about four hours to Gulf Coast beaches.

The College of Human Sciences is one of twelve (12) academic schools and colleges on the Auburn University campus.  It enrolls more than 1,600 undergraduate students and approximately 150 graduate students across three departments and one school (Consumer and Design Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies, Nutritional Sciences, and School of Hospitality Management). 

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Auburn University is located in the east Alabama city of Auburn and has consistently been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 public universities in the United States. For more information, see and

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

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