Institution (Location)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Start Date
August 1, 2017
Position Description

School of Health and Nutrition

COLLEGE: College
of Health Sciences and Technology

RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and
Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences and Technology invites applications
for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Nutrition, Exercise Science or
related discipline. The Fellow will participate in research, teaching, and
scholarship that support the mission of the Wegmans School of Health and
Nutrition, which is to
engineer effective
health and nutrition education that is a feasible, sustainable, compelling, and
rewarding reasonable adventure.
The successful candidate is expected to
assist with the implementation of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs in
Nutritional Science, Exercise Science and Health and Well-being, research
supported by funding internal and external to RIT, and dissemination of
outcomes in written and oral local, national, and international
venues. Support will be provided to encourage and assist the Fellow to
establish a robust research program capable of attracting external funding as a
tenure-track assistant professor, participate in professional development
workshops on teaching, and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team dedicated
to health and nutrition.


We are seeking an individual who has the ability and
interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness;
professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect,
diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and
collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s
of diversity.



The College of Health Sciences and Technology is the center
for both clinically-related and biomedical research-based innovative, flexible
programs to meet both present and future needs of the health care system. As a
community of dedicated faculty and staff, it is committed to diversity and
student centeredness with the intention to deliver high quality education
consistent with the mission of the Institute of Health Sciences and RIT.
Building on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences, students gain
advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in
experiential learning environments. These experiences prepare students to serve
humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to,
and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or
applied translational biomedical



RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented
education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and
backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to
attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately
endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career
education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates
and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in
the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science,
business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the
Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education
as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National
Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive
to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the
Upstate NY HERC.


Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger
Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third
largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to
nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a
population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and
another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf
communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable
City" by Forbes Magazine and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most
Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the
top five “Best City for Families.”


Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)


1.     Completion of PhD in nutrition, exercise science or related field from an accredited university by 9/1/17.

2.     Demonstrated teaching experience or completion of pedagogical/andragogical coursework

3.     Demonstrated dissemination experience through oral, written, or poster presentations.

4.     Provides a Statement of Diversity compatible with Fellowship program definition



To be considered for the 2017-18 academic year, applicants must submit the following materials:

1.      Cover letter that includes your “Statement of Diversity”

2.      Complete curriculum vitae

3.      Statement of teaching philosophy and perspective

4.      Statement of research aims and plans


How to Apply

Go to the following website to submit your materials:


You can contact the search committee with questions by contacting Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD at [email protected].  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. 


The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to [email protected]  


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