Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nutrition

  • Full-time
  • Greater Seattle area, WA
  • posted May 04, 2022
Seattle Pacific University


Starting Date:

September 2022

Position Description:

Seattle Pacific University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences to engage in teaching and research in the Master of Science in Nutrition program as well as the undergraduate program in food & nutrition, including the didactic program in dietetics. This is a renewable term 9-month appointment with potential for teaching one course during the summer term (June & July), beginning Sept 1, 2022.

We are seeking a faculty member to teach both in the new online graduate nutrition program with potential instructional responsibilities in areas such as nutritional epidemiology, project design, metabolism, nutrition communication and writing, and the undergraduate program with responsibility for courses in human nutrition, nutrition research, and medical nutrition therapy. Expected teaching responsibilities are for about two courses per term as well as an opportunity for teaching one graduate course during the summer term as an add-on contract. The position includes undergraduate and graduate advising and mentoring responsibilities, along with graduate project/thesis supervision. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute service to the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences and the University.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, contributions to a retirement account, and a tuition discount program. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Master of Science degree or higher in nutrition or closely related discipline

Equivalent of two years of full-time teaching experience at the college level, including experience in online course design and teaching as well as curricular development and assessment.

Desired Qualifications:

Registered Dietitian credential

Experience in working with both undergraduate and graduate students and in teaching courses online.


For inquires please contact the Search Committee chair, Dr. Daniela Gheleva, Associate Professor of Food & Nutrition at or 206-281-2309.

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