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CUNY Assistant Professor - Nutrition (Health and Nutrition Sciences) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Nutrition (Health and Nutrition Sciences)

Job ID: 22829

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College, a senior College of the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the entry level in Nutrition in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences within the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences with a starting date in August 2022.

The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its nine departments – Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Math, Physics, and Psychology. The Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences (HNSC) is home to 17 full-time faculty as well as expert staff who are committed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in professional their careers. HNSC is an interdisciplinary department with distinct degree programs in health and nutrition, and an ongoing interest in pursuing linkages between both. It is our mission to provide high quality, multidisciplinary teaching, research, and community service to foster an environment of academic excellence and professionalism for students and faculty; advance scientific knowledge relevant to health and nutrition and ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values to make meaningful contributions. We currently offer a BA in HNSC with concentrations in Community Health Education and Thanatology, and BS programs in HNSC with concentrations in Public Health, Health Science, Thanatology and an CEND accredited BS in Foods and Nutrition (DPD), a BS in Health Sciences, and a BS in Public Health. We have recently added a BS program, formerly in the Department of Kinesiology, with concentrations in Pre-Health Professions (emphasis on Exercise Science) and Fitness Professional. At the graduate level we offer an MA in Community Health with concentrations in Community Health, Food and Health Equity, and Thanatology, an MS in Nutrition, and an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship.

Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of a population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach and develop curricula for undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Develop and maintain a research agenda in the field of Nutrition.

  • Conduct student advisement and research mentoring.

  • Share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other related functions.



  • Ph.D. in Nutrition or a related field

  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly research and peer-reviewed publications

  • Success in working with people from diverse backgrounds in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential with practice experience

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: clinical nutrition, food studies, community nutrition


Salary commensurate with experience and credentials at the entry level. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

  • Current and detailed curriculum vitae

  • A one-page document describing the candidate’s three-year research agenda

  • Copies of publications and/or working papers

STEP TWO - Go to

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until December 22, 2021.


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