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NEW Job Posting!

The University of Memphis

Director, Olympic Nutrition (Full time)
Salary details: $65,000
Position Start Date: 1/17/2023
Position Description Job posting and application here:

The Director of Olympic Nutrition will perform the following duties -

Individualized Nutrition Counseling:
  • Assess and/or oversee the assessment and analyze dietary practices, body composition, and energy balance (intake and expenditure) of student-athletes in the context of athletic performance and health
  • Counsel student-athletes on optimal nutrition for exercise training (match nutrition to training phases and goals), competition, recovery from exercise, weight management, hydration, immunity, disordered eating, travel, and supplementation.
  • Advise student-athletes on achieving and maintaining a level of body mass, body fat, and muscle mass that is consistent with good health and good performance.
  • Provide personalized meal and snack plans to promote achieving short and long-term goals for athletic performance and good health.
  • Develop hydration protocols.
  • Address nutritional challenges to performance, such as food allergies, bone mineral disturbances, gastrointestinal disturbances, iron depletion, and iron deficiency anemia.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage or treat medical conditions.
  • Advise student-athletes on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury in collaboration with sports medicine staff.
  • Coordinate nutritional care as a member of multidisciplinary sports medicine/sports science teams.
  • Serve as liaison with in and outpatient programs for conditions such as disordered eating.
  • Evaluate nutritional supplements, including herbal supplements, for their legality, safety, quality, efficacy, and monitor the use of appropriate supplementation in accordance with NCAA guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the individual’s family, physician, coach, and other health professionals, as appropriate.
Food Coordination and Menu Development: 
  • Coordinate and manage the quantity of food production and distribution, plan and direct menus for training table and team travel, and direct implementation and/or development of food safety policies and procedures.
Nutrition Education for Teams:
  • Develop and deliver nutrition education presentations, demonstrations, or events on various topics related to nutrition for performance.
  • Recommend appropriate pre, during, and post-exercise fluids/snacks for individual training, team practice, and competitions.
  • Educate in food selection (grocery store tours, food storage) and food preparation (cooking classes).
  • Communicate and collaborate with strength coaches, athletic trainers, and the College of Health Sciences faculty in the implementation of nutrition support academic courses in line with NCAA guidelines.
  • Utilize social media outlets to share and educate student-athletes and support staff on nutritional standards and practices.
Professional Development:
  • Maintain dietetic registration and continuing education requirements.
  • Maintain professional representation at development events.
  • Maintain membership and active involvement in local, state, and national professional associations (e.g., Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics, CPSDA).
  • Participate in applied research through the completion and supervision of practical projects which address student-athlete needs.
Supervision and Mentoring of Staff:
  • Mentor and oversee the Tiger Bites Graduate Assistant in their development as a sports nutritionist.
  • Develop rotations for Dietetic Interns in accordance with ACEND competencies for supervised practice experiences.
  • Develop rotations for undergraduate dietetic students in accordance with ACEND student learning outcomes.
  • Provide clear instructions and directions for undergraduate volunteers in the provision of food services.
  • Regularly attend athletic events as required to ensure proper processes and procedures are followed.
Contact person for interested applicants: Mary Catherine Schallert
Contact email for interested applicants:

Job Posting

Job Title: Minor League Performance Nutrition Coordinator
Flexible location between either Round Rock, TX, Frisco, TX or Surprise, AZ
How to Apply:
Please send you cover letter, resume and references to Katie McInnis, the Major League Performance Dietitian, at If you have questions prior to application, contact Katie McInnis at the same email address.

Job Summary: The Texas Rangers Baseball Club is looking for an experienced registered dietitian to oversee the sports nutrition program for minor league affiliates and minor league player development. This individual will serve as the point of contact to execute the day-to-day nutrition needs for player health and performance. Reporting to the Major League Performance Dietitian, this team member will be responsible for coordinating care, measuring success and communicating results and relevant information to establish continuity of care throughout the organization. They will serve as the supervisor for additional performance nutrition staff as the program expands.  This is a high-performance job focused on athlete care and building a comprehensive program with minimal foodservice involvement.

Main Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and implement the Texas Rangers minor league nutrition program in player development.
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with athletes, coaches and support staff.
  • Conduct dietary and body composition assessments, maintain nutrition care plans, develop educational materials and meal planning as well as oversee menu development.
  • Create Player Nutrition Profiles and educate athletes regarding their requirements throughout the season using evidence-based recommendations to determine requirement for players. 
  • Implement performance nutrition interventions and counsel athletes on daily nutrition for health and performance and during recovery from illness or injury. 
  • Investigate potential supplements and ensure nutrition supplement use falls within the guidelines of the CBA and have timely documentation.
  • Utilize Smartabase to document athlete notes and progress to ensure all staff has access to relevant and up to date information.
  • Develop education materials, deliver nutrition-specific presentations/activities, and provide grocery store tours and cooking classes. 
  • Manage minor league supplement budget and ordering. Utilize strength and conditioning coaches to assist with the distribution and documentation of daily supplements.
  • Act as a reliable nutrition resource for the players, coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and front office staff.
  • Develop a needs assessment at each affiliate with an action plan to complete those tasks in a timely fashion as agreed upon with the Major League Performance Dietitian
  • Provide education to ensure proper food safety and sanitation procedures are met at home and away games.
  • Regular communication and reporting to the Major League Performance Dietitian.
  • Create, update, and implement nutrition protocols for injury, supplements, hydration and any others as necessary.
  • Collaborate with other performance staff on player health and wellness, including individual player plans.
  • Provide oversight on menu choice/development to clubhouse managers
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Performance or the Major League Performance Dietitian.
  • Travel to assigned affiliates frequently and other affiliates occasionally to manage performance nutrition staff at their assigned affiliates.
  • Create visit summaries following time at each affiliate and distribute within 72 hours of a visit to relevant parties.
  • Cover minor league camp during spring training in Surprise, AZ

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and 5 years experience as a sports RD (registered dietitian). Masters degree preferred but not required.  Must be willing to travel and work a non-standard workweek. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or greater and must be ServSafe Certified.

  • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)  
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working within sports dietetics.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience working within baseball preferred, but not required
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Experience in conducting research preferred, but not required
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) preferred, but not required. 
  • One or more years of supervisory experience

Job Posting

Job Title: Faculty - Assistant Professor - Nutrition & Food Sciences - IRC46320
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
(nine-month, tenure-track) in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Health Sciences, at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas.

PhD in Nutrition or closely related field. RDN Required. Applicants should have a research focus that will complement and advance existing department research. The department has active research programs in obesity and obesity related conditions, sports nutrition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, bone and cartilage metabolism and diseases, diabetes, cancer metabolism, pediatric nutrition, skin and hair diseases, inflammation-aging, and vitamin A metabolism. Teaching and research experience are preferred. Clinical or postdoctoral experience preferred. Experience with exercise and sports nutrition desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

The priority is to appoint/hire an individual with expertise that complements/synergizes with the research and teaching strengths of the department. Potential candidates should have demonstrated the ability to build and maintain a strong research program and attract extramural funding. Essential duties and responsibilities for a successful candidate include:
  • Establish an independent research program in areas of expertise and interest.
  • Obtain external funding from federal, state, and/or private agencies.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, in person and online in areas of teaching experience and expertise in nutrition
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate student thesis and dissertation research.
  • Participate on department, college, and university committees.
  • Collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and with professionals from other fields.
Successful candidates will be able to function in a multi-disciplinary setting, collaborating with faculty whose research focuses on nutrition, molecular biology, biochemistry, and sports nutrition.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Support for teaching and research during the summer months may be available.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS)
is interested in applicants with the desire for teaching and research in a growing department. NFS offers a variety of Master of Science degrees and a doctoral degree in Nutrition with areas of specialization that include Flavor Chemistry, Nutrition, and Exercise and Sports Nutrition. For more information about the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, visit

Texas Woman's University (TWU)
is a Doctoral/Research Intensive public university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. As a teaching and research institution, TWU has three campuses with the main campus located in Denton, 35 miles north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is on both the Denton main campus and the Houston campus. Additional information about TWU is available at

Date Available:
The position will be available in January 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through October 2022, or until the position is filled.

Applicants should include the job title and job code IRC46320 on the subject line of the email and send the following to
  • Letter of application including teaching philosophy
  • Professional Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity statement (NFS and TWU are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Please describe how your teaching, research, service, or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.)
  • Short description of research interests
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts.
  • Inquiries concerning the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair at
TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

View job posting here -

Job Posting

University of Central Florida

Full-time Instructor/Lecturer – Department of Health Sciences: The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month instructor or lecturer position. The expected start date is fall 2023.

The Department of Health Sciences is the second largest undergraduate major at UCF with (~3,900 undergraduate majors and ~400 minors). Strategic emphasis within the Department of Health Sciences focuses on pathophysiological, clinical, and behavioral understanding of human health. The Department of Health Sciences is recognized for its high-quality educational offerings including courses designated as research intensive, service learning, and integrative learning experiences. For more information about the Department of Health Sciences, visit our website at:

Candidates with expertise in human nutrition and the nutritional management of chronic diseases and conditions are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and potentially graduate courses; demonstrate high quality course delivery and student learning and engagement; mentor students, including teaching assistants; participate in mentoring student thesis research; participate in internal and external professional service activities that contribute to the advancement of the department; and demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, along with the ability to provide students with sound advice for professional development. The teaching load for this position is four classes each fall and spring semester.

Minimum Qualifications
● Earned master’s degree (for an instructor) or doctorate, Ph.D. or equivalent (for a lecturer) in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited academic institution of higher education is required by the start of the appointment.
● Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
● Teaching experience in nutrition or closely related areas such as nutritional biochemistry/metabolism, pathophysiology of chronic diseases, nutritional epidemiology, or nutrition and health behavior.
● Demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities and commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices, as UCF is a diverse institution centered on access, belonging, and diverse perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications
● A doctorate, Ph.D. or equivalent in nutrition or a closely related discipline from an accredited academic institution of higher education.
● At least two years full-time experience as instructor of record teaching nutrition courses to undergraduate and/or graduate students in an academic program at an institution of higher education with evidence of effectiveness of teaching and instructional innovation in a large and diverse academic program within a university setting.
● Evidence of effective student mentoring, including mentoring teaching assistants and/or mentoring undergraduate/graduate student theses.
● Strong practice as an RDN, particularly in a clinical setting.

Application: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, Direct question to Steven Burroughs, search chair, at or 407-823- 5325.