Associate Professor Of Nutrition And Dietetics

at Deakin University

  • Full-time fixed-term project form 20 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2024
  • Interstate and international candidates welcome to apply - relocation allowance provided
  • Burwood Campus
  • Level D $142,494 + 17% Superannuation OR
  • Level E $182,846 + 17% Superannuation

The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences conducts world-class research that provides the evidence base to promote health and improve sports performance, drawing on our expertise in basic science, clinical science and population health.

The Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics will provide outstanding academic and research leadership in the area of nutrition and dietetics and allied health research at Western Health. The purpose of this position is to provide academic and professional leadership to academic staff and students of the respective institutions, appropriate to the research focus and clinical priorities of the partners.

The position is based at our Melbourne Burwood campus and the candidate will spend 4 days/week at Western Health. This exciting role sits within the Faculty of Health - School of Exercise and Nutrition Science.

Your key responsibilities will include and not limited to:

  • Along with other Allied Health research leads, to build research capability in nutrition and allied health including development of clinician-researchers, research higher degree students, and clinicians as consumers of research.
  • Development and evaluation of pathways for nutrition support interventions.
  • Attaining recognition at a national and international level in the nutrition and dietetics discipline.
  • Managing any research staff including conducting annual Performance Reviews in line with Deakin University and Western Health requirements.
  • Play a role in clinical education of dietetic students at Western Health and provide guest lectures within an area of specialty, research methods in clinical practice and professional practice.
  • Securing external research funding through both competitive grants and industry partnerships in one of the School or Faculty's areas of research strength.

To be successful, you'll have

  • PhD in nutrition and dietetics or a relevant field (or equivalent).
  • Professional Practice Relevant experience in nutrition and dietetics with a practical and/or theoretical background in one or more of: treatment and management of diet-related chronic disease, gastrointestinal and liver disease, oncology, mental health, malnutrition, aged care and rehabilitation areas.
  • Successful track record of research in nutrition and dietetics with a focus in one or more of the following fields: treatment and management of diet-related chronic disease, gastrointestinal and liver disease, oncology, mental health, malnutrition, aged care and rehabilitation, including a record of publishing in highly ranked academic journals.
  • A successful track record in winning nationally competitive and/or industry research funding.
  • Must be eligible for membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and maintain APD status.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics - Deakin - Western Health.pdf

Download File PD - Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics - Deakin - Western Health.pdf

Applications for this position close on 28 November 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Sarah McNaughton on

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities - agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people's lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let's see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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