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Posting expires on 01/16/2018
Employer: Northern Arizona University
Located in: Flagstaff, Arizona
Degree Required: Current graduate student
The Department of Health Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Northern
Arizona University, invites applicants for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level. Academic rank of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and
experiences as guided by existing department, college and university promotion and tenure guidelines. The
position begins August 20, 2018.
This is a tenure-eligible faculty position with a key role in planning, developing, and implementing curriculum
in a new MPH program. This position will include a balance of teaching (40-60%), research (20-40%), and
service (20%) to the university.
Required minimum qualifications for appointment as Assistant Professor are:
• Earned doctoral degree in Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Public Health or related area.
• University teaching experience as primary instructor of record
For initial appointment at the Associate Professor level, in addition to the above qualifications, the following
must be met:
• At least 6 years, experience in a full-time assistant professor position
• A record of scholarship, teaching, and service consistent with established promotion criteria in NAU
Health Sciences department (to be determined through negotiations with the department chair and
department Faculty Status Committee).
• Established academic faculty record that includes both curricular development or administrative
• Preparation to teach one or more of the following topics at the graduate level: Clinical Nutrition,
Metabolism and/or Food Science.
• An earned MPH, MSPH, or Dr.PH.
• R.D. or R.D.N. credential
• Experience with public health program accreditation (CEPH)
• Experience with dietetics program accreditation (ACEND)
• 3 or more years teaching experience with both undergraduate and graduate students
• Experience in academic curricular development
• Demonstrated history of building and leading collaborative and multidisciplinary research teams
• Ability and/or history of successful community collaborations
• A successful record of extramural funding and a strong publication record
• Experience with graduate program curriculum development
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to effectively work with others from diverse backgrounds
The Department of Health Sciences serves over 1,800 undergraduate students within a larger College of
Health and Human Services. The department is a true multidisciplinary unit, providing 11 different
undergraduate degree programs, one graduate program emphasis, two minors, and one certificate in an array
of health-related topics, with courses that span many aspects of human health and wellness. It also provides
additional health and fitness courses for students in other degree programs throughout the university.
Northern Arizona University as a whole has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on
its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a
university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances
teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research
that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully
integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San
Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities.
Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument
Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-andInclusion/.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background
investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to
employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify
program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The
report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the
school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to
emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime
statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy
statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.
The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.
A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records
Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.
Salary commensurate with rank and experience
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and
vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified
family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/HumanResources/Benefits/
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will
have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the
pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the
ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period
following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term
disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of
employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/HumanResources/Benefits/
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. Application must include a single
attachment that contains: a letter of interest addressing minimum and preferred criteria, CV, unofficial
transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required if an on campus
interview is conducted), names and contact information for 3 professional references. Save all items, in the
order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. The online application system will allow only one
attachment. Please insure all materials listed above are included.
Please contact Suzanne.Devivo@nau.edu if you have problems with the application process.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu
or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of
Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring
process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083,
Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will
not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women,
minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs
of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are
encouraged to apply.
Posted on 10/16/2017
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