Nutrition, Benedictine University

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Position ID:Benedictine University-Nutr-INSTASTPROFNUT2282018 [#10925]
Position Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline:2018/03/15 finished (2018/02/28, finished 2018/08/14, listed until 2018/08/28)
Position Description:    

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Department of Nutrition

Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track, Fall 2018

Benedictine University is a liberal arts institution located in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago with nationally recognized programs.  Consistent with the University’s vision statement, the institution is making a significant commitment of resources to support programs and increase the size of the faculty.

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona.

We are Catholic. All are welcome. Benedictine University seeks employees who understand and contribute to the University’s mission and vision. Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine mission and identity, our academic community is committed to inclusion. As an institution, we express our commitment to our identity as a Catholic and Benedictine institution through our values as they are manifested throughout the University. As such, all employees are expected to support the University’s Catholic Benedictine mission and identity and to contribute to its distinctive intellectual life in an effort to help each student and each other to thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic community.

Position Description: Benedictine University Department of Nutrition invites applications for a professional faculty appointment as Instructor or Assistant Professor, starting August 2018.



·        Teaching, as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. The normal load would be four courses per term, including Medical Nutrition Therapy, Advanced Menu Planning Lab, and Food Operations and/or Food Science courses.  Other courses based on areas of practice expertise.

·        Food Lab Coordinator.

·        Participate in advising, mentoring, and recruitment of undergraduate students.

·        As a member of the faculty, participate in department meetings, curricular development and ongoing program review.


Minimum Qualifications:

·        Earned graduate degree in Nutrition or a closely related field with at 18 or more graduate credit hours in nutrition.

·        Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by CDR.

·        At least three years of professional work experience in medical nutrition-related settings post credentialing as RD/RDN.

·        Demonstrated ability of effective teaching.

·        Demonstrated ability to utilize technology and online delivery methods.


Preferred qualifications:

·        Familiarity with accreditation standards by ACEND.

·        Managerial and/or leadership experience.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact successfully and work harmoniously with colleagues and students in a diverse community


Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by March 15, 2018.  


Application Process:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing current professional experience, curriculum vitae, (copies of) graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) through Academic Jobs Online at A formal presentation will be requested of finalists. Any questions should be directed to:  Dr. Catherine Arnold, Nutrition Department Chair, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL, 60532; Phone 630-829-6534; Fax 630-829-6595; email:

A commitment to the University’s Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity is assumed

Candidates who are offered a faculty position at Benedictine University must present Official Transcripts and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in order to be considered for the position, and must present them to Human Resources before the position starts.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution.  This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Material Required:

Submit the following items online at this web site:

·        Cover Letter

·        Curriculum Vitae

·        Teaching Statement

·        Graduate Transcript

·        Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)

Further Info:

Catherine Arnold, MS, EdD, RDN, LDN

Nutrition Department Chair



Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

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