Assistant Professor Foods & Nutrition

Website Purdue University Northwest

Job Summary
The White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure- track Assistant Professor of Nutrition Studies. Primary teaching responsibilities would include courses in the area of human nutrition. Applicants with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in any topic related to food and nutrition science will be highly considered. The successful candidate is expected to mentor/advise students organization, pursue and accomplish scholarly research, supervise undergraduate student research or project, participate in school service and other college and university duties. The candidate is also expected to collaborate in program development, promotion, and student recruitment.

Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM)

The HTM offers various degree programs, including Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and Health Management, Fitness Management, Event and Meeting Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. The HTM offers a wide variety of hands-on classes taught by talented professors with significant experience and expertise in their field. The HTM provides students with technology-rich computer labs and classrooms, a state-of-the-art beverage lab, food lab, and a professionally equipped restaurant, which gives students both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house experience.

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its approximate 10,000 student body through high-quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 academic areas of study at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, PNW’s colleges, schools, and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings. The University is widely respected for its faculty’s dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. In the Fall of 2020, a new state of the art, 68,000 sq. ft. Bioscience Innovations Building was open on the Hammond campus.

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion

Application process
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references with full contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment will start in August 2021.

Visit our website for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

Candidates should possess a doctoral degree (ABD will be considered). The candidate’s graduate degree should be in the area of nutrition or food/nutrition science.

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