Department of Dietetics and Nutrition – Faculty Position

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a full-time (10 or 12 month) faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.

The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition houses two programs, a Dietetic Internship and the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) program.


Responsibilities for the current position pertain to the MSCN program and include teaching graduate courses in the MSCN program; advising graduate students and directing their research projects; conducting research in nutrition; providing service to the college, university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications

MS/RD with minimum 5 years of clinical experience, or Ph.D. in human nutrition or related field (individuals within one year of completion of their doctoral degree requirements may be considered); evidence of effective teaching/mentorship to post-baccalaureate students; demonstrated potential for scholarly activity, including research and publication.

Salary & Rank

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

About UAMS

UAMS is a large academic health center with seven institutes including the Reynolds Institute on Aging, Stephens Spine Institute, Jones Eye Institute, Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, Psychiatric Research Institute, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and Translational Research Institute.  The university has five colleges including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions (CHP) as well as a Graduate School of biomedical sciences. The College of Health Professions which houses the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition also has 22 other departments/programs with the potential for innovative interprofessional opportunities.

To Apply

A letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references should be sent electronically to:

Reza Hakkak, Ph.D., Chairman
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, College of Health Professions
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street, #627
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199


Review of applications will begin July 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

UAMS is an inclusive Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence.