Adjunct Faculty, Programs in Nutrition, Department of Health Sciences

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
18 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Adjunct Faculty in the Programs in Nutrition, Department of Health Sciences at Boston University. Our current need is instruction for a course in our undergraduate degree program (see description below). This is a one-time need for the Spring semester 2019, though re-hire is possible for the same or another course going forward.

SAR HS 395 Food, Supplements, and Consumer Health Students will conduct a detailed "aisle by aisle" review of foods available in today's marketplace with special attention to functional foods, foods for special dietary use, and foods modified through technology. Students will gain an understanding of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and become familiar with methods for evaluating dietary supplements with regard to product quality, safety, effectiveness, and doping status. The influence of nutrition marketing on consumer purchasing patterns will be explored. Students will apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course by comparing the nutrient content of specific foods and dietary supplements to the nutrient needs of consumers according to the Dietary Reference Intakes.

Required Skills

Applicants must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in nutrition or a closely related field. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential is preferred, though not required. Experience and proven success teaching at the college/university level that includes a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice in the field of nutrition is required. The position will begin as of the Spring semester 2019.

Review of applications will commence upon receipt, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and at minimum one current letter of recommendation from an individual qualified to evaluate your performance and capabilities as a teacher at the collegiate level. Please send materials to:

Prof. Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN

Department of Health Sciences

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

or electronically to

For more information on Boston University, Sargent College, and the Department of Health Sciences, visit:

You are welcome to contact Prof. DeBiasse with questions at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular