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Assistant Professor

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

The Human Nutrition and Food Science Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall Semester 2018.  Candidates specializing in Dietetics and Nutrition Science are especially encouraged to apply.

The Position

Teaching: The new faculty member will be expected to teach a selection of undergraduate and graduate level courses including Dietetics and Nutrition Science courses, including but not limited to: Nutrition (for majors and non-majors), Nutrition of the Life Cycle, Nutrition Education and Counseling, Medical Nutrition Therapy, nutrition graduate courses, and other courses that support the Food and Nutrition degree with options in Dietetics and Nutrition Science. The new faculty member will be expected to participate in undergraduate student advising and also supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects.


Research/Scholarship: The new faculty member will conduct research/scholarly activities commensurate with area of expertise and seek collaborations with faculty members in nutrition/dietetics, food science and technology, and other related fields.


Service:  Committee service to the Department, College and University will also be expected. The new faculty members will participate in departmental service including curriculum development, program assessment and development, service to the college and university, as well as active participation in Dietetics and/or Nutrition Science professional societies.


The workload is based mostly on teaching; however, faculty are also expected to seek external funding to secure assigned time for research/scholarship activities. Assigned time will be provided during the first two years of the appointment towards class preparation and development of research/scholarly activities.


Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and evidence of a commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in nutrition, nutritional science, public health with an emphasis in nutrition, or a closely related field from an accredited university awarded by August 1, 2018 is required.

  • Commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by January 2, 2019

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • University teaching experience
  • Grant writing, research experience, publications
  • Work experience in Dietetics
  • Active participation in professional societies related to Dietetics/Nutrition Science
  • Research, writing, or work experience with under-represented communities

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • Cover letter that addresses the following: 1) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy; 2) a statement of the candidate’s research/scholarly interests; and, 3) a statement on the candidate’s ability to perform the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; and, 4) A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse and or under-represented student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)

  • Curriculum vitae including the elements specified on the application form;

  • Three recent letters of recommendation (letters greater than 2 years old are not acceptable) addressing the candidate’s strengths relevant to this position. These letters must be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee by the persons writing the letters (hard copies or electronic files will be accepted) and not by the applicant;

  • Name, titles and affiliation, email address, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who may be contacted and speak to the candidate’s potential for success in the advertised position (these should include the 3 persons who write the letters of reference);

  • Copy or printout of all college transcripts with grades showing highest degree earned (an official grade transcript showing earned doctoral degree will be required of finalists); 

  • Electronic submission of all application materials is encouraged.

Completed Application for Academic Employment and Affirmative Action Applicant Data Form (for Faculty Searches) at  


The positions are open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to complete applications received no later than 4:00 PM, PST, Pacific Standard Time, Friday, March 02, 2018.  Early response is encouraged.
Please address all inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:


Dietetics/Nutrition Science Faculty Search

Human Nutrition and Food Science Department, 7-110

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 W. Temple Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

Telephone: (909) 869-2226

FAX: (909) 869-5078


Email for electronic submission of materials and questions:

Subject line: Dietetics Faculty Position

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.  

About the College

The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture was founded in 1938 and currently has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. As the founding college of the University, instruction in the Huntley College of Agriculture is offered in eight majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.  There are three Master of Science sub-plans offered in Agricultural Science, Nutrition and Food Science, and Plant Science.

The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture prepares students for careers in a wide variety of positions throughout the agricultural, food, apparel/textile industries, environment, science, and healthcare fields.  Careers opportunities are found in business, industry, education, conservation, recreation, specialized services, governmental work, as well as production.  Positions vary from technical and analytical to creative and entrepreneurial. For further information, visit the College website at:

About the Department

Established in 1965 under the name “Foods and Nutrition”, the department’s current name is Human Nutrition and Food Science (HNFS). Our mission is to support a creative and innovative environment to prepare baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students through a learn-by-doing approach for careers in the health and food science professions for the benefit of society. Our vision is to be a nationally recognized center of excellence in producing nutrition and food science leaders as well as creating and disseminating knowledge in collaboration with alumni, community, government and industry.

Since its inception the department has offered a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition (FN), currently with options in Dietetics and Nutrition Science with emphases in Nutrition and Health, Animal Nutrition and Pre-Professional.  Since 1999, the department has been offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology (FST) with emphases in Business, Culinology ®, Science and Technology and Pre-Professional.  HNFS also offers a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program and a Master of Science in Agriculture under the Nutrition and Food Science option. Combined enrollments in all the programs account for over 600 students.  HNFS also offers minors in: Foods and Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Food Safety, and Culinology®, as well as several General Education courses open to all majors.  In addition to our majors and minors, HNFS offers an optional curriculum for Dietetics in Spanish known as Estudiante de Dietética, consisting of six 1-unit courses in nutrition, medical terminology, nutrition counseling and educating skills in Spanish plus background on Hispanic foods and culture.

HNFS distinguishes itself amongst other Cal Poly Pomona departments as being part of a select group with nationally accredited programs. Our Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and our Dietetic Internship Program are both accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Our Culinology® emphasis under the FST Program is approved by the Research Chefs Association (RCA).

Our undergraduate programs prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers in the professional fields of Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science and Technology, with opportunities both in the private sector as well as government agencies. Our programs also provide a strong academic background for graduate study and research.

For more information, visit the Human Nutrition and Food Science Department at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available a person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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