Faculty Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 


The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science (KNS) at Whittier College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in the area of nutrition science for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses required for the minor in nutrition. Specific courses include Fundamentals of Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Global Nutrition, and Diet & Disease. Course load will be distributed by teaching three courses in both the fall and spring semesters and one intensive course taught during the three-week January term.  We are particularly interested in applicants who have prior college teaching experience as a Registered Dietitian or completed a Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) in nutrition, dietetics or a related field.  

 As a liberal arts college, we are  distinctive by having a strong Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science that is well respected within the College and has the second largest number of majors on campus.  Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a very diverse student body with over 60% students of color. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statement, curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be electronically submitted to kbarlow@whittier.edu, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science. For full consideration of this position, all materials need to be submitted by August 24, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.