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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Florida International University

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
University Florida International University
Miami, FL, United States
Department Department of Dietetics And Nutrition
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s mission is to improve health, health equity, and the wellbeing of local, national, and global populations through education, research, and partnerships that are innovative and transformative. The college’s academic disciplines—public health, dietetics and nutrition, social work, and disaster preparedness—are advancing research and practices to realize this mission, bringing students and faculty to the forefront of their fields. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the college ranks 16th in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. In its 2023 Graduate Program Rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stempel College’s School of Public Health at No. 39 and its School of Social Work at No. 49 among public universities.

Uniquely located in Miami, Florida, at the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Stempel College faculty are working daily to solve complex health and social welfare problems affecting underserved populations, including brain health, environmental health issues, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health outcomes, and racial/ethnic disparities.

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is one of eight (8) departments within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. The mission of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is to prepare practitioners and applied researchers in dietetics, food, and nutrition to build a healthier society. The Department offers a bachelor’s (2-tracks; the Didactic Program in Dietetics is intended for students interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; the nutrition science track is designed for students interested in other health professions), master’s and doctoral degree in dietetics and nutrition along with a graduate certificate in pediatric nutrition. The Department also houses a graduate Dietetic Internship Program. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) accredits two programs within the department. The department is seeking to hire 2 Assistant Professors.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Dietetics and Nutrition or closely related field from an accredited institution
  2. Evidence of ability or potential to develop an independent research program and secure external funding
  3. Strong record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  4. Demonstrated teaching proficiency
  5. Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Postdoctoral experience
  2. Registered Dietitian


  1. Establish an independent, externally-funded research program
  2. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to nutrition, dietetics and food science
  3. Train and mentor graduate students and
  4. Participate in departmental, college, and university service.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528505 at The application review process will commence on February 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Each applicant needs to provide a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest and qualifications, a research, teaching and diversity and inclusion statement along with a complete curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates also will need to provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references who will only be contacted if selected for an on-campus interview.

For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Catherine Coccia, Chair of Search and Screen Committee email:

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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