Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for the Chair position in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, to begin in July 2016. As a dynamic and innovative leader, this individual will build upon the strengths of the Department’s broad array of programs and provide vision and guidance for elevating academic excellence and growth. The Chair position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics has an 80-year history and currently has undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and dietetic internship programs, with a total enrollment of 180 students. Education, research, and community service foci within the department include food innovation and entrepreneurship, culinary arts, sustainable food production, nutrition and physical performance, and public health. Facilities include a culinary laboratory, a food processing center, a department-run cafeteria, an exercise physiology laboratory, and a community garden. The department has 15 faculty and 8 staff members and is part of the Doisy College of Health Sciences, located on the University’s urban medical center campus. The University has Carnegie designations as “high research activity” and “community engagement” and currently enrolls more than 13,500 students in the graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs.