Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure) - Nutrition and Dietetics
Saint Louis University
Internal Number: 2022-04814
Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, seeks an Assistant Professor with expertise in Clinical Nutrition. This position will be a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment with an anticipated start date of August 17 2022. Â The Department seeks individuals who contribute positively to the Department, College, University, and Saint Louis through their vision and passion for the profession. Given the rich agricultural and healthcare connections of the region paired with the unique nutrition and culinary synergies of the department, a multitude of opportunities exist and are available for exploration.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach food and nutrition undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in clinical nutrition and pediatric nutrition, provide research opportunities and guide graduate students research, and participate in Department, College, and/or University service as well as professional development activities.
Earned doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DCN) in Nutrition, Food Science or closely related field
Registered dietitian credential and licensure (RD, LD)
Evidence of ability to teach effectively at the university level
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Relevant professional experience in clinical nutrition and medical nutrition therapy, especially with the pediatric population
Experience teaching and/or precepting in dietetics programs
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University is housed in the Doisy College of Health Sciences on the Universitys urban medical center campus. It has accredited undergraduate and graduate (MS/Dietetic Internship) degree programs in dietetics, and a certificate program. Optional tracks are available within the degree programs, including culinary arts, pre-medicine, or pre-physician assistant training at the undergraduate level and medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, nutrition and physical performance, and pediatric nutrition at the graduate level. The department currently employs 8 full-time faculty members.
The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is to âœthrive in a community that promotes and seeks truth about food and nutrition. Woven into the fabric of this community are multifaceted educational pursuits to promote a food centered culture for health and wellness, scholarly exploration, and an appreciation of the global and ecological community in which we existâ.
Saint Louis University
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nations oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care and a strong commitment to faith and service. Guided by its Jesuit mission, SLU offers its nearly 13,000 students a highly rigorous and deeply transformative education that helps them develop into bold, confident leaders.
The Doisy College of Health Sciences (DCHS) has provided students with the tools and education to become well-prepared health care professionals since its founding in 1929. DCHS is in the heart of SLUs medical campus, which is also home to the School of Medicine, College for Public Health and Social Justice, School of Nursing and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.
Saint Louis University, SLUCare Physician Group and SSM Health St. Louis recently expanded on their partnership by building a $550 million hospital and ambulatory care center that opened in 2020, enhancing SLUs ability to provide care for the region and prepare and provide experience for the students that are the future health care providers.
Saint Louis University has set a series of ambitious goals become a model in promoting teaching, learning, and research that exemplify discovery, transformative outcomes, and engaged citizenship in a global society. The research environment at the University is one that fosters collaboration across departments and colleges in order to tackle humanitys greatest challenges.
City of St. Louis
Known as the Gateway City, St. Louis is a friendly city with numerous activities for both children and adults. The population of St. Louis is aboutÂ 318,000Â â“Â with more than 1 million people in St. Louis County. St. Louis is a popular tourist destination for sites such as the iconic Arch, high-ranked St. Louis Zoo, Forest Park, Science Center and many other popular attractions. The St. Louis area hosts music, food and cultural festivals that draw thousands more to the city each year. St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, a brand new Major League Soccer franchise, St. Louis City SC, and numerous smaller professional sports teams.
Saint Louis University and the Doisy College of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, application materials should be received by May 1, 2022 with ongoing review of application materials until the position is filled. All applications must be made online at
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.