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Department of Health Science & Human Ecology, Assistant Professor in Nutritional Science & Dietetics

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.


The Department of Health Science & Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. 

Teaching responsibilities would include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Nutritional Science and Dietetics Program and/or related undergraduate and graduate courses in the department. The faculty are expected to provide academic and professional/career advising, supervise research projects, theses, and senior projects for undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty may also serve as a coordinator of one of our undergraduate or graduate programs in the department and participate in maintaining programs accreditation.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, develop an externally funded research program, involve student participation in their research, and participate in service activities both within and beyond the campus community as well as involvement in professional organizations. 

The candidate should have an established research interest in nutrition science, dietetics or related fields and develop a plan for continuation of research.


CSUSB's normal teaching load per academic year is 4-4 under the semester system. This is equivalent to 15 Weighted Teaching Units (WTUs) including 3 WTUs of service and 12 WTUs (equivalent to 4 undergraduate courses) teaching load per semester.  For a list of NSCD courses and their descriptions, please refer to this website:

Per Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), a new tenure track faculty member will receive one three-unit course of reassigned time each semester in the first two academic years of their employment.  Faculty can also apply for additional reassigned time to conduct research or to participate in various service or teaching-related activities.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.


Candidates should have a PhD or other relevant doctorate degree by the time of an appointment and the ability to teach undergraduate and master’s-level courses within the nutrition science and dietetic program specifically.  (A list of program-specific courses can be found here: (

Qualifications for the position include Doctoral Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics or closely related field.


Preference will be given to candidates with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential, in-patient clinical work experience, and/or nutrition-focused research experience, and/or food science experience. 


The 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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The Department of Health Science and Human Ecology consist of four undergraduate programs: Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, Nutritional Science and Dietetics, and Public Health; and three graduate programs: Master of Science in Nutrition Science, Master of Science in Health Services Administration, and Master’s in Public health. Many of our programs are externally accredited or in the process of accreditation. The Health Sciences and Human Ecology Department serves a diverse student body, including many first-generation college students.

The department faculty consists of 13 full-time tenure track and numerous part-time faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. Many of our part-time faculty members work in various organizations, allowing our students to benefit from their firsthand experiences. We are proud of our faculty's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is evident in their publications, research endeavors, and service to the community and professional organizations. Their dedication has garnered awards and national and international recognitions.

For additional information about the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology, please visit our website:

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Committee Chair

Dr. Dorothy Chen-Maynard

Department Chair

Dr. Terezie Tolar-Peterson



Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes: 

        a.  A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

        b.  A statement of your research experience/plans                                                                                                                     

  1. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations reports, and/or student evaluations of teaching effectiveness (optional).  
  2. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts may be required prior to appointment).
  3. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
  4. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  5. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Hyperlink at:  

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Assistant Professor          (Range 3) - $5,405 – $11,994

Associate Professor         (Range 4) - $6,190 – $13,172

Professor                        (Range 5) - $7,794 – $13,797

CSU Salary Schedule:

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.

The 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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:


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