POSITION: Assistant Professor in the non-tenure-track who
serves as the Director of Wellness & Human Performance (WHP)
Masters Degree Program. The mission of the WHP is to teach
and study the role of nutrition and exercise in promoting health,
preventing disease and improving physical performance across
the lifespan. This position is focused on recruitment of a faculty
member to contribute to and expand the focus of the curriculum
and research agenda.
APPOINTMENT: Ten-month, full-time, non-tenure-track
appointment; starting August 2014.
1. Completed Doctorate in Nutrition, Rehabilitation Sciences,
Exercise Physiology, Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Health
Promotion or related field.
2. Registered dietitian with a minimum 3 years experience with
specialization in sports nutrition. Certified Specialist in Sports
Dietetics (CSSD) preferred.
3. Evidence of a research agenda in the study of sports nutrition,
wellness, nutrition and physical activity in disease prevention.
1. University-level teaching experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate will be expected to:
1. Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate the curricular
and academic aspects of the MS in Wellness & Human
Performance. Stays abreast of developments in the discipline
and guides the program accordingly.
2. Be committed to teaching, advising, and mentoring Master
and Doctoral level students within the Department of Sports
Medicine & Nutrition who are preparing for clinical, applied,
or research careers.
3. Participate in recruiting students, including revising
recruiting brochures, responding to inquiries from
4. Conduct independent and collaborative research that is
supported by extramural funding and is consistent with the
study of nutrition and exercise in promoting optimal health
and performance and preventing injury.
5. Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
6. Perform relevant University and professional service.
7. Work in partnership with diverse populations within the
University and regional/geographical community that
builds on the collaborative strengths of the Department and
SALARY AND RANK: Competitive salary will be
commensurate with qualifications at a rank of Assistant Professor
in the non-tenure stream.
DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: The
mission of the department is to advance health and rehabilitation
through research, teach and professional service. The department
uses a multidisciplinary approach to study, teach, and apply
strategies employing exercise and nutritional sciences as
models for enhancing healthy and physically active lifestyles.
The unique yet synergistic disciplines of Sports Medicine and
Nutrition will be pooled to maximize research capabilities and
expand the knowledge base related to prevention, treatment
and rehabilitation of athletes, those at risk or afflicted with
chronic disease, and those with disabilities. The department
mission is central to University’s goals for the 21st century of
“a renewed emphasis on graduate and professional education”
and “a strong leadership role-locally, regionally, and
nationally.” Superior research facilities are available within the
department and remote laboratories. The School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences is a renowned school within the University
of Pittsburgh, rated among the top in preparing students for a
successful career. It is one of the leading academic and research
institutions in the nation and offers an unlimited vista of challenge
and opportunity. The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
is an integral part of the world-class University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center (UPMC). The University of Pittsburgh is regularly
ranked within the top 5 Universities based on federally funded
research support. The University of Pittsburgh is located in the
city of Pittsburgh, PA in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is
ranked as one of the Most Livable Cities by Places Rated Almanac
with access to a wide array of recreation opportunities,
professional and collegiate athletic events, and a vibrant cultural
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will
begin March 1, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.
Send a letter of application, current vitae, and three letters of
reference specific to this position. Interested applicants should
submit (a) a letter of application; (b) a curriculum vita; (c) three
letters of recommendation. Please mail materials to: Meaghan
Beck 3840 South Water Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or email:
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