Job description

Department: Sch of Bio/Pop Hlth Sci (HHS)

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Job Location: Corvallis

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.

Position Summary:
The Department of Biological and Population Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head as appropriate.

This position supports undergraduate and graduate training and instruction in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences Nutrition Program. The Nutrition undergraduate program includes two nationally accredited (ACEND) programs: a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Dietetic Internship (DI). Additional program options include Nutrition, Foodservice, and Human Nutrition Sciences. Our Graduate programs include a doctoral program and a masters of science (MS) in nutrition with an additional track in professional dietetics (MS-PD).

This position requires teaching primarily in the fields of food service systems, management of food and nutrition programs, quantity food production, food science and cultural foods and the connection between food and health.

This position will also oversee the coordination of the program foods laboratories, serve as the liaison with Linn Benton Community College (LBCC) in the OSU/LBCC shared Nutrition in Foodservice degree, Culinary track, contribute to the mission of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and advise graduate students in Nutrition and related fields.

This highly collaborative position will work within all aligned OSU and community programs and will have a critical role in fulfillment of program accreditation requirements and the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for careers in food and nutrition.


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Position Duties
80% – Teaching and Advising:

  • Teach food and nutrition courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching at OSU may entail delivery of courses through OSUs nationally renowned Extended Campus (Ecampus) program as well as through traditional in-seat delivery.
  • Develop course proposals, course content, and syllabi for new classes.
  • In collaboration with faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, collaborate in ongoing efforts related to student success that supports the goals of the unit and college.
  • May serve as committee member for graduate students.
  • May collaborate with partners at OSU, OSU Extension, and community-based programs to develop service-based and experiential learning opportunities for students.

10% – Administration

  • Serve as the Coordinator for the Nutrition and Foodservice degree option, with tracks in Culinary and Food Systems, serving as liaison with Linn Benton Community College (LBCC) in the OSU/LBCC shared Nutrition in Foodservice degree, Culinary track.
  • Oversee and coordinate activities relative to undergraduate foods laboratory instruction in the program Kitchen Laboratories, including supervising a student worker, managing budgets for laboratory purchases, and reporting expenditures to the School Head.
  • Contribute to the mission of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health by fostering student success in the area of foods and nutrition.
  • Perform ongoing program evaluation and needs assessment activities in order to refine program strengths and address weaknesses.

10% – Service:

  • Participate actively as a member of the university community and ones professional community including administrative committees, search committees, and university governance activities. Provide service to the School, College and University in the form of participation in faculty meetings and appropriate school and college committees and providing service to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications

Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential or RDN-eligibility.
  • PhD in Nutrition, Foodservice, Food Science, Hospitality Management, or closely related discipline
  • Teaching experience in a university or community college.
  • Experience in health care/health care management.
  • Experience with supervision of employees or students.
  • Experience with curricular development at the university level.
  • Experience with online course development or delivery.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

  • This position requires work in kitchen laboratories in the delivery of instruction, including purchase and transport of kitchen supplies.
  • Ability to work on-campus as this position cannot be performed remotely.
  • The ability to travel, as needed, to various locations, including food laboratory locations, is required.

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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

How to apply

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