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Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
October 30, 2013
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 02, 2014
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin August 1, 2014, pending position clearance. For best consideration all application materials should be received by December 31, 2013.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach 2 undergraduate nutrition courses per semester such as Community Nutrition and Concepts in Nutrition Education and a graduate course in the individual's area of expertise.
  2. Advise/guide undergraduate and graduate students preparing for professional and technical careers in Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  3. Partner with local and national colleagues in the areas of community nutrition and/or public health nutrition to develop independent projects and/or applied research of importance to the field.
  4. Obtain extramural funds to support community nutrition related programs with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention.
  5. Participate in departmental, college and university affairs.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctorate in nutrition or closely related field from a college of university of recognized standing.
  2. Demonstrated ability or evidence of potential to teach college-level nutrition classes.
  3. Demonstrated ability or potential to communicate, interact and collaborate with students, colleagues and community partners to provide compelling learning experiences and conduct community-based nutrition education projects and applied research.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. RD certified or RD eligible (to be completed within 1 year).
  2. Experience with diverse or indigenous cultural groups and their food habits.
  3. Experience developing and teaching distance learning courses.
  4. Experience leading or participating in international research, education or development projects.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address below: 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae including education, experience, accomplishments, external grants obtained and publications 3) a description of your goals and objectives for this position, 4) official academic transcripts and relevant specialized training certificates, and 5) the names, contact information and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references with knowledge of your skills related to this position.
  1. Dr. Douglas Vincent
  2. Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
  3. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  4. 1955 East West Road, Room 216
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Lynn Nakamura-Tengan; 808-244-3242;

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