Assistant or Associate Professor/Dietetics & Nutrition

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Classification:Assistant Professor (A9)
Grade:UAFT Grade 20
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The UAA College of Health, Dietetics & Nutrition Department is searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Dietetics & Nutrition.


The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds. The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. 

The UAA College of Health, Dietetics & Nutrition Department is searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Dietetics & Nutrition.  This position is responsible for teaching dietetics and nutrition coursework at the undergraduate and/or the graduate level.  This tenure track position requires advisory council work, college and university committee work, and a community service component.  This position plays a key role in ensuring that learning and outcomes, along with accreditation requirements, are implemented.

  • Responsibility for theoretical and practical instruction in nutrition, nutrition assessment, advanced nutrition, counseling skills, foodservice management, prevention and therapeutic nutrition, among other potential courses.
  • Guide students in academic advising.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community engagement through committee participation.
  • Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines.
  • Write and update course syllabi, assist with curriculum review, revision, and development.
  • Manage program learning outcomes, assessment, and curriculum.
  • Coordinate/enforce national accreditation requirements and standards.
  • Engage in professional development.
  • Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Work experience in foodservice, clinical nutrition, ambulatory care, or closely related area is required.

The applicant will have the documented ability to teach using various methods to engage students in learning, such as lecture presentations, group interactions, Blackboard applications, research, and the ability to teach using online modalities such as Collaborate.

The applicant will have the interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Required Experience:

Minimum of 5 years’ recent experience working as an RDN, and experience in multiple area of dietetics. Teaching experience in college-level Dietetics and Nutrition courses.

Typical Education or Training:

A Masters in Dietetics & Nutrition, or related field, is required within 6 months of hire, with a PhD or DCN preferred.  The applicant is required to be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and obtain licensure in the state of Alaska upon hire. 

Preferred knowledge, skills and/or abilities:
-  College-level teaching experience both online and in the classroom.
-  Experience with accreditation, writing self-studies, and participation in site visits.
-  Online course development and curriculum development experiences.

Must attach a cover letter; a detailed professional curriculum vitae; contact information for 3 professional references; copy of transcript verifying highest degree; and a copy of current registered dietitian nutritionist credential.

Successful applicant must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as their national and state credentialing cards. 

The applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position. 

Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.


The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at

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