University of Northern Colorado
Founded in 1889, as the State Normal School of Colorado and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, the University of Northern Colorado has grown from its roots as a teacher’s college into an institution with international draw and status.
UNC is a public doctoral research university that strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its approximately 9,000 students and is positioned to advance knowledge through discovery because of its just-right size, expert faculty and tradition of research and hands-on learning. By immersing students in innovative teaching and research methods in the classroom and in the field, UNC provides its students with an exceptional educational experience. UNC’s talented and dedicated faculty are housed in its five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business; Natural and Health Sciences; and Performing and Visual Arts.
Acclaimed for its expertise in a broad array of academic disciplines, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs on campus, off campus and online. Undergraduate students study in a liberal arts tradition that supports them in exploring broadly, making connections, thinking critically, and using what they learn to make a difference in the world around them. UNC also offers more than 60 extended campus programs throughout the state and online, meeting an increasing demand among adult learners and working students in industry-relevant disciplines. Of UNC’s 120 graduate programs, almost half are taught at satellite locations or online. Research, scholarship, and creative works are essential components of academic life for both faculty and students at UNC. Many undergraduate degree programs require a research experience and most graduate programs require a thesis, capstone project, or dissertation. UNC faculty purposefully connect research and teaching by bringing what they learn from their research into the courses they teach and by inviting students to join their work. Faculty and student work on research, scholarship, and creative works focuses on knowledge creation as well as the application of knowledge to solve real world problems. Surveys of current and former students show that they value these relationships and see them as one of the primary benefits of attending UNC.
There is no typical UNC student. UNC prides itself on being a university where students do not have to conform in order to belong. Whatever their unique talents may be, UNC helps students reach their fullest potential. The university prepares students not only to have successful careers, but also to lead fulfilling lives, engage in intelligent public discourse, participate in government, and thrive in a changing, global world. UNC has a long history of serving students who are often underrepresented at research universities. More than 40% of UNC undergraduates are the first in their family to go to college, one third are underrepresented minorities, and more than one-quarter are eligible for federal need-based financial aid.
Linked to our community since we were founded in 1889, UNC is an important part of the Greeley community and works to actively foster a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with our city and its residents. Greeley is a warm and welcoming place and a location we are proud to call our home. Recently ranked as the fourth fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, Greeley is a community on the move where a robust economy offers a number of enriching opportunities to residents of all ages.
Our Direction: Rowing, Not Drifting 2030
Our strategic plan, Rowing, Not Drifting 2030, brings to life our vision for the university which takes shape in the form of our vision statement, five vision elements, and outcomes that serve as the foundation in support of and in service to UNC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. It guides the work of our five phases over the next decade, as well as the implementation of our supporting key actions and tactics.
The five vision elements that serve as our foundation are:
Our Imperatives: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to become a Hispanic Serving Institution. As a diverse team, we develop and learn more together. We value the individuality of each person and recognize how diversity enhances our campus. When you join the UNC family, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that expects intentional collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and local partners.
This position is for a tenure-track, nine-month appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Dietetics within the college of Natural and Health Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate on-campus and/or graduate level on-campus and online courses in an accredited B.S. in Dietetics, M.S. in Dietetics and B.S. Nutrition degree program; undergraduate and graduate student advisement; service in professional organizations and on campus committees; scholarly activity in areas of nutrition and dietetics including publication and grant writing.
This position requires an earned doctorate or ABD with completion at the time of start date from an accredited university in foods, nutrition, dietetics or related discipline and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentials by start date. In addition, evidence of teaching experience at a college/university level or experience providing in-service education to physicians/other health care providers.
The successful candidate will have expertise in clinical nutrition assessment and intervention and food science/foodservice management; experience with online teaching/programs and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; have practical nutrition experience; evidence of potential for successful scholarly activity including grant writing; experience in advising students; evidence of activity in professional organizations and membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; experience with collaborative/outreach campus and community partnerships is desirable.
Also, the ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging racially minoritized students as well as first-generation students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. It is preferred that the candidate have a record of scholarly achievement and/or potential to develop and manage programmatic scholarly efforts and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Posting Detail Information
|Desired Start Date||08/14/2023|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Please attach a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, list of references, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement electronically.
|Salary and Benefits||
Salary range is $55,000 – $62,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
|Additional Requirements and Information||
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- List of References
- Diversity Statement
To apply for this job please visit careers.unco.edu.