Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
February 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The College of Education and Human Sciences is seeking a dynamic leader for the department of Nutrition and Health Sciences. This is a strong department with robust enrollments, well-respected programs, and highly productive faculty members with an established track record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. We are looking for a department leader with a similar commitment and who will work with department personnel in pursuit of a shared vision for the future while advancing core values of excellence, equity, and accountability.
The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) was formed in 2003, by merging two separate departments/programs: Nutritional Science & Dietetics and Health & Human Performance. This merger reflects the department faculty’s shared commitment to health and wellness of individuals, families and communities. Specific programs housed within the department include nutrition and dietetics; athletic training; nutrition, exercise and health sciences; nutrition science; community health and wellness; hospitality, restaurant and tourism management (HRTM); and culinology. The department has 33 faculty, 12 full-time staff members, 1,088 undergraduate students and 108 graduate students. It is home to the NIH funded Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity and is affiliated with the university’s Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.
Review of applications will begin March 26, 2018.
1. Earned doctorate degree in Nutrition Science, Exercise Science, Dietetics or closely related discipline.
2. Evidence of leadership effectiveness in post-secondary institutions and/or professional academic organizations.
3. A record of scholarship that contributes to the department’s reputation for a research intensive faculty and is appropriate to full professor rank based on UNL’s qualifications.
4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity
Internal Number: F_180022
About University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Nebraska was founded on February 15, 1869. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.