CUNY Job ID: 17532

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences (HNSC) with a starting date of August 2018.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages. The College and the Health and Nutrition Sciences Department are committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff.

Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching, and/or service are encouraged to apply.

HNSC is an interdisciplinary department with distinct degree programs in health and nutrition, and an ongoing interest in pursuing linkages between both. It is our mission to provide high quality, multidisciplinary teaching, research, and community service to foster an environment of academic excellence and professionalism for students and faculty; advance scientific knowledge relevant to health and nutrition and ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values to make meaningful contributions. We currently offer a BA in Health and Nutrition Sciences, an ACEND accredited BS in Foods and Nutrition (DPD), and BS in Health Sciences, and a BS in Public Health. At the graduate level we offer an MA in Community Health, an MS in Nutrition, and an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship.

The Candidate must possess expertise in public and community health and proficiency to bridge health and nutrition. Responsibilities include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public and community health, to both health and nutrition students.
  • Assist with the development of new courses as needed.
  • Develop and maintain a funded research agenda.
  • Student advisement and research mentoring.
  • Share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


  • A doctorate in public health or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Experience in teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses
  • A demonstrated record of productive scholarship
  • Working successfully with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • Serving as a role model for all students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: public health; health policy; program evaluation; needs assessment; health administration and management; aging; nutrition.
  • A successful grant portfolio and peer-reviewed publications.

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


(1) Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A peer-reviewed article for which the applicant is the primary or single author

(2) Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders on the Brooklyn College Online Recommendation System.

Visit http://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/ for more information and instructions to apply. Please note there are two steps to the application process. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.