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The University of Georgia
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Posted: 07/06/2023
Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences


POSITION: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences (75% Teaching and 25% Administration), full-time, 12-month fiscal year appointment in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences https://www.fcs.uga.edu.


o Teach undergraduate and graduate in-residence and online courses in applied nutrition, including clinical and community
o Direct and grow the online Master of Science program in Community Nutrition, and provide leadership for effectively managing all aspects of the program including:
o Lead the recruitment, evaluation, and advising efforts for the program
o Expand online program offerings within the Nutritional Sciences department that meet the needs of prospective students and the profession
o Maintain approval for the program curriculum and oversee the online course reviews and revisions with the Office of Online Learning and faculty
o Supervise and mentor students enrolled in the online MS program, track student progress, and coordinate efforts for student remediation and retention
o Collaborate within UGA and pivotal organizations and networks in the discipline and build on strengths of the program to meet enrollment goals established by the department and college
o Contribute to activities that serve the department, college, university, the public, and the profession

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctoral degree (upon appointment) in nutrition or a related field. The applicant must be credentialed as a registered dietitian nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetics; have a minimum of three years of professional experience post-credentialing; and have a minimum of two years’ experience with effective online pedagogy and best practices in teaching and learning. To be considered for the position of Associate Clinical Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications and attained Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor rank at a comparable university and have at least four years of relevant experience. Clinical Faculty expectations for Promotion in the College of Family & Consumer Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences are summarized at: https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/fcs_clinical_criteria.pdf.

UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty are available at:


THE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including approximately 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


The College of Family and Consumer Sciences is committed to student success, holistic development and inclusive perspective taking. FACS develops leaders who focus on the science and art of helping individuals live well in a complex society. The Department of Nutritional Sciences is one of four departments in the College. The Department has 23 faculty including 3 tenure-track Extension Specialists, 379 undergraduate students majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, and Culinary Science and Nutrition, and FACS Education as well as 30 graduate students in the PhD and MS thesis graduate degree programs and 40 in the non-thesis MS degree programs including the on-line MS program in Community Nutrition. The Department has strong ties and opportunities for interdisciplinary research programs with Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Kinesiology, Pharmacy, Food Science and Technology, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Gerontology, Psychology, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute https://bhsi.uga.edu/ and others. The University of Georgia is one of four institutions of the NIH funded Georgia Clinical & Translational Alliance which leverages complementary strengths to accelerate clinical and translational research http://georgiactsa.org/. The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) https://ctru.uga.edu/ located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, supports investigators to conduct clinical and translational studies. The CTRU is an initiative of the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership and the UGA Office of Research.

THE COMMUNITY: The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. Athens offers a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. Additional information can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/about-athens/.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information regarding fringe benefits may be viewed at http://www.hr.uga.edu.


APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Applicant screening will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected; however, to be assured of a complete review, candidates should submit their application materials by August 31, 2023. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position as well as responsibilities and qualifications detailed in the posting; a current curriculum vitae; teaching statement (experience and philosophy); a diversity and inclusion statement and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant. All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Please see the job posting at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/324733

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, UGA is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented communities to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (HRWeb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department search committee with such requests.

Confidential requests for information may be directed to:
Emma M. Laing, PhD, RDN, FAND
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