Human Resources

Faculty Positions in Nutrition

The Department of Athletic Training and Exercise Science at Muskingum University invites applications for both full and part-time nutrition faculty employment.  Full-time employment would be a continuing-term faculty position in nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning the Fall semester of 2022.  Part-time employment would be as an Instructor of Nutrition with teaching responsibilities beginning in the summer or fall of 2022 based on availability. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty and students in Muskingum’s growing programs in exercise science, health and fitness, public health, and pre-medical profession specialties.  A new Health and Wellness Complex will open in the fall of 2022 and will provide extraordinary opportunities for student participation in wellness programming and community partnerships.    

Teaching responsibilities could include introduction to nutrition, nutrition across the lifespan, sport nutrition and supplementation, and possibly additional nutrition courses in areas of interest.  For full-time employment, we are also seeking an individual who can design nutrition-based programming for campus and community wellness initiatives.  Such programming could include nutrition-based education topics, integration of nutrition management into clinical practica, and consultation with athletics.  In addition to teaching responsibilities, part-time employment could include opportunities for involvement in campus and community wellness initiatives.         

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or similar field. For full-time employment, candidates must be a Commission on Dietetic Registration Registered Dietitian with an Ohio Dietician license or eligible to obtain Ohio licensure before the Fall 2022 start date.  Preferred qualifications include previous clinical experience in general population and/or sport-specific programming, health promotion, and high-risk disease management via nutrition counseling and the prescription of individualized diet plans. 

How to Apply

Please send the following application materials by email to or fax to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.

  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and
  • a list of three professional references with contact information and relationship to the applicant.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Paul Szalay, Chair, Division of Natural, Applied, and Health Science, at  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.

About Muskingum

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 2,500.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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