Assistant/Associate Professor, Dietetics
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Education and Human Development
Western Michigan University

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Dietetics, Position #8394 (beginning August 2018).

Qualifications: Earned doctorate or completion of doctorate by August 1, 2018 in human nutrition or closely related field with significant graduate coursework in human nutrition.  Must be a Registered Dietitian.  Evidence of successful teaching experience, research/scholarly activities, and experience with or promise of seeking external funding.  Strong classroom and interpersonal skills.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior practitioner experience.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses including research methods and graduate metabolic nutrition. Supervise Master's students. Coordinate undergraduate experiential service learning program. Actively seek external funding to support research and scholarly activities. Participate in curriculum development and program evaluation. Serve on department, college and university committees.  Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Appointment: Tenure track position. Nine-month appointment is for fall/spring semesters, with the possibility of additional summer teaching assignments.

Department: The dietetics program is part of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences which offers six undergraduate programs, two master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Workforce Education.  The dietetics program offers a B.S. in Dietetics, a graduate 40-week dietetic internship program, and a Master of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in dietetics. Both the undergraduate and dietetic internship programs are fully re-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) through 2022.

The department is home to about 750 under-graduate and over 100 graduate students, including over 100 pre-dietetics and dietetics majors. Twenty-two full-time faculty and a number of highly qualified part-time faculty support department programs. Faculty are engaged in numerous research projects, partnerships and collaborative ventures which contribute to the knowledge base in their disciplines.

The University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan,
is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 24,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities. WMU's School of Medicine
began its first class in Fall 2014, and research and collaboration opportunities are possible.

The College:   The College of Education and Human Development is a diverse and vibrant institution, preparing individuals for careers in their fields. The college is comprised of six departments which include Family and Consumer Sciences; Human Performance and Health Education; Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; Special Education and Literacy Studies; Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies; and Educational Leadership, Research and Technology. Approximately 100 regular FTE faculty serve nearly 2,345 under-graduate and nearly 1,370 graduate students enrolled in programs leading to bachelor's, specialist's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Rank and Salary: Assistant/Associate professor, tenure track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A full range of fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF contributions is provided.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Western Michigan University, an equal opportunity employer, complies with applicable federal and state laws and University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment.

Application: Applicants must apply online at
Inquiries may be directed to:  Dr. Caroline Webber, Search Committee Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Phone: 269-387-3710. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.