Nutrition Core Faculty Chair


Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

Duties: This position includes 50% FTE administrative and 50% FTE teaching. We are looking for someone with significant administrative and teaching experience to help lead our department. The chair will perform administrative oversight of three undergraduate and three graduate programs in nutrition The chair also supports faculty who administer our teaching kitchen, clinical rotations at our community clinic in Seattle and a dietetic internship. Instructional duties and responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of nutrition courses which may include medical nutrition therapy, clinical supervision, culinary arts, food service management, nutrition, and/or food policy courses. Preference will be given to administrative experience and courses taught will have flexibility.  Our programs offer a whole-food nutrition perspective within a natural health, integrative and functional paradigm. All faculty contribute to university service through student advising, committee work, scholarship and professional development.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:  All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.


Candidate must minimally have a master’s degree in Nutrition, Food Studies or related areas of study, significant administrative experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level for a minimum of five (5) years. Preference may be given for candidates who are credentialed as RDNs, and for those with both in person, and online teaching experiences.

Preference will be given to candidates previously ranked as associate or full professor at a regionally accredited institution.

Organizational Culture

Our program thrives on the enthusiasm and commitment of our faculty, administrators and students. Bastyr is a small school with a strong community feel. We value collaboration, creative thinking, and flexibility. Our faculty and students are passionate about health, food and nutrition, physical activity, environmental stewardship, diversity, equity, and social justice.  Our campus is located in a state park within an old growth temperate rain forest on the bank of Lake Washington with miles of hiking trails outside our doors. Bastyr has a large organic food and herb garden on campus and a whole foods cafeteria.   

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary and ranking are dependent on qualifications and experience. Interested persons should refer to job #21-036 when submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vita, description of teaching philosophy and experience to Please, no phone calls or mailed application packages. Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits and competitive compensation package.

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All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or