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Assistant Teaching Professor in Food Systems, Nutrition and Health

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School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Food Systems, Nutrition and Health

Position Details

Position Description

The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one full-time (100% FTE) non-tenured faculty position at the rank of assistant teaching professor with an anticipated start date of July 2021. Faculty have an annual service period of twelve months.  Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.  The successful applicant will be appointed to the faculty in the School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and be core faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program.

This new faculty position will provide teaching expertise in the areas of food systems, nutrition, and population health. Specific areas the program is interested in expanding instruction include, but are not limited to, connections between food systems and: community nutrition, environmental and occupational health, the built environment, entrepreneurship, supply chain/infrastructure, diplomacy and governance, population health, social sciences, social/food justice, health disparities, and food security.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach, mentor, and participate in curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate students. At the undergraduate level, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses at both introductory and advanced levels. This position will be a member of the core instructional team for the Nutritional Sciences Program’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health (FSNH) and may mentor experiential learning projects which allow students to synthesize and apply their coursework to community-identified needs. At the graduate level, this position is expected to actively participate in curriculum planning and prepare and teach new courses in food systems, nutrition, and health. In addition, the candidate will actively participate in service to the university and regional community, networking and cultivating partnerships in support of community-engaged scholarship, and promoting a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students.

The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Public Health composed of core, interdisciplinary, and clinical faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized experts with connections spanning a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, environmental and occupational health sciences, health services, medicine, engineering, and urban design and planning. In addition to the major in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health, the program offers an undergraduate Nutrition minor and partners with the school’s Public Health – Global Health major to offer a nutrition option. The Program’s graduate offerings include MPH, MS, and PhD degree programs and a graduate coordinated training program in dietetics. Program faculty have broad opportunities for collaboration across the School’s five departments, other UW schools and colleges, and other campus and community partners.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Nutritional Sciences Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and support training, research, and service in this area. For more information, please see the following website:


This position requires, at a minimum, a master’s degree or foreign equivalent in a field related to food systems, nutrition, or public health and demonstrated evidence of teaching competency at the undergraduate or graduate level.


This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

Please submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  • A letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and interests, relevant teaching and student mentorship experience, and examples of past course evaluations
  • A one-page diversity statement that describes your experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as your potential to contribute to the UW School of Public Health’s diversity mission (
  • Names and contact information for at least three references. References will only be contacted after an initial screening of candidates.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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