Assistant/Associate Professor in Dietetics, Health and Human Performance- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


The Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Health, Education and Professional Studies invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics and MPH-RDN beginning August 1, 2019. The candidate will contribute to the development of an RDN track in the MPH program that emphasizes chronic disease prevention and control. Other responsibilities include: developing and delivering undergraduate nutrition courses (advanced metabolism, nutrigenomics, foods, food science and senior seminar) and graduate nutrition courses (nutrition assessment and counseling, advanced metabolism), advising students, producing scholarly work, and participating in service activities. Working collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty and staff within the department, college, and clinical sites is essential.


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in Nutrition or closely related field. Individuals who are "all but dissertation" (ABD) will be considered for faculty positions at UTC; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment.

  • Proven experience in fields such as clinical or public health nutrition, nutrition counseling, and other fields related to dietetics and/or public health.

  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in nutrition and public health.

  • College-level teaching experience.

  • Candidates should also be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction.

  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s strategic plan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Evidence of conducting and disseminating peer-reviewed nutrition-related research.

  • Excellent communication including verbal, written, and presentation skills to work with diverse groups.

  • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in the field of Public Health or other nutrition-related area

  • Graduate-level teaching and advising experience

  • Active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Application Procedures:
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information to our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest

  • Curriculum Vitae, including up-to-date, personal contact information

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Work samples of curricula

  • Statement of research focus (1 page)

  • Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page)

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses for three (3) references.  

Review of applicants will begin on January 4th and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.
Our definition of student success is a graduate who has the knowledge required to succeed in the workplace and the personal development to show up on time, how to collaborate and work with others and to execute the steps to complete a project. We have held the line on the cost of education with record low tuition increases over the past four years. But we still have $325 million invested in eight ongoing renovations to campus buildings and construction of new facilities.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of the riverfront. Chattanooga is home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, and companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  

People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for biking, hiking, and walking from campus to downtown and beautiful Tennessee Riverwalk. The nearby beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN,Knoxville, TN, and Birmingham, AL.

Tamara Melton