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Food and Nutrition
Section Newsletter
Fall 2006

Message from the Chair

 
Another summer has passed and we are once again getting ready for our Annual Meeting, which will be held on November 5-8 in Boston this year.  We will follow our standard format, with section and business meetings starting on Sunday the 5th.  All members are invited to participate in the business meetings on Sunday; the meeting will again provide an opportunity for new and old Section members to mingle with each other, meet the Section leadership, and learn about Section activities.


Program Planning Chair Sonya Jones has worked hard and we will have very interesting sessions  on, for example, “Targeted Food and Nutrition Marketing to Vulnerable Populations,” “Prevention of Childhood Obesity: the Role of the Food Industry and Local Governments in Creating Healthy Environments,” “Healthy Food Assistance and Agricultural Policy,” and “What Can Communities Do to Address Childhood Overweight?’  There will be many other stimulating presentations and discussions, and we will also have the Agnes Higgins Awards Reception and Presentation focused on fetal nutrition.


I am very excited about the plans for our annual meeting.  The Section has been striving to bring those working in physical activity into APHA.  Susan Kayman at the University of Southern California is leading this effort.  Toni Yancy, MD, from UCLA, who works extensively in the area of physical activity also has agreed to work with us.


Congratulations to the newly elected 2006 Section Council members:


            Chair-elect:  Barbara A. Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD


            Secretary-elect:  Lynn Fredericks, BA


            Section Council:  Susan Kayman, DrPH, RD, MS


            Governing Council:  Noel Chavez, PhD, RD, LDN


                                           Joan Trendell, MS, RC, CD


All elected Section Council members will officially begin their duties at the end of the Annual Meeting on November 8th.


Mark these dates and times at the Annual Meeting:



  • On Sunday the 5th from 2:00 to 6:30 pm we will hold an open business meeting of our Section—all are welcome.
  • On Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, everyone is also welcome at the annual networking and awards dinner.  This year the dinner will be supported by a generous gift from the National Seafood Association.
  • On Monday the 6th, the Food Safety Committee will be meeting from 7:00 to 8:00 am and would welcome those of you are interested.
  • On Tuesday the 7th, in the evening, a joint social meeting will be held with the Environmental Health Section entitled “Breaking Bread:  Celebrating the Common Ground of Food, Nutrition, Agriculture & the Environment.  Since last year we have increased collaborative efforts with the Environmental Health Section and this evening meeting will allow us to meet and greet each other, network, and explore options for collaborative endeavors in a pleasant social setting.  There will be free hors d’oeurves and a cash bar. 

I look forward to seeing you all at the annual meeting!


Pat

Food and Nutrition Section News

 
  


Food & Nutrition Section Awards


Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2006 Food & Nutrition Section Awards. The awards reception will be held on November 5, 6:30-8:30 PM.


 
Lynn Parker, MS


Award Recipient:      Lynn Parker, MS


Award Name:            Mary C. Egan Award


 


 


 


 


 


 


Award Recipient:      Paul Cotton, PhD, RD


Award Name:            Catherine Cowell Award


 


 


 


 


 


 


Award Recipient:      Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD


Award Name:            Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award


 


 


 


 


 


Award Recipient:      M. Jahi Chappell, BSE


Award Name:            Student Abstract Award


 


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Article Spotlight

Students' Perspective:


Why should nutrition students be concerned with human rights? by Lorry Luscri


   The concept of human rights encompasses a wide range of issues important to dietetics and nutrition professionals, including obesity, malnutrition, food safety, and food insecurity. As practicing nutrition and public health professionals, we will need to be informed and educated on topics of human rights whether we are HIGXYZ97HIGZYX working in a clinical setting, providing nutrition education in the community, working on policy development, or practicing nutrition counseling. Much of our attention is devoted to the obesity epidemic in the United States, but this epidemic goes beyond what is offered in the media regarding sedentary lifestyles and overconsumption of soda and fast food. Many things can impact the ability of individuals or populations to consume healthy foods and perform an adequate amount of physical activity. For example, individuals who are in the lowest income levels have a tendency to be overweight or obese. Obesity can be related to food availability, and populations of low socioeconomic status do not have the same access to affordable and nutritious food as those of higher economic groups. In addition, individuals who live in unsafe neighborhoods or areas not conducive to walking or biking have less opportunity for physical activity. Varying levels of nutrition education among cultural and economic groups also impacts eating and physical activity habits, as well as the practice of marketing non-nutritious food items, which is often aimed at these vulnerable populations. All of these aspects influencing obesity are tied to human rights.


On the opposite end of the spectrum is starvation and malnutrition. Compared to the rest of the world, the population of the U.S. that is starving or underfed is quite low, however, we still have undernourished and starving people in our country. In many other countries, starvation is a major issue. Attaining food is an unarguable human right, and clearly connected to food and nutrition careers. Regardless of which career direction you choose to pursue, or whether you chose to practice in the U.S. or abroad, the importance of human rights will be reflected in your work. Nutrition educators must find ways to reach out to underserved populations, while making special considerations for cultural differences. Policymakers will be charged with ensuring legislation is created or maintained to protect children, minorities, and the underprivileged against non-nutritious marketing, and diminishing food insecurity. Clinical dietitians and those in counseling positions will need to understand the background of the population they are working with to best influence their patients’ health. This is a just glimpse as to why we, as nutrition and public health students, should be concerned with and educated about human rights, both in our neighborhood and our world.


 

News You Can Use


Resources


Samuels & Associates Report on Improving School Food Environments Through District Level Policies: Findings From Six California Case Studies


A report developed by Samuels & Associates, Improving School Food Environments Through District Level Policies: Findings From Six California Case Studies. The report presents findings from environmental assessments and stakeholder interviews conducted by Samuels & Associates in six school districts that adopted their own district-wide nutrition policies regulating competitive beverages and/or snacks. These case studies provide valuable lessons learned and models for school districts implementing school nutrition policies. This report can be found on both The California Endowment (www.calendow.org) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (www.rwjf.org) websites.


Newly Distributed Video Shows African Americans How to Make Healthy Choices


Due to the fact that the African American community is disproportionately affected by heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke and obesity, it has become more important than ever to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and being physically active every day. The California African American 5 a Day Campaign has created a video and discussion guide titled, "A Day in the Life" to help African Americans in pursuing healthy behaviors. The video features an African American family making healthy choices throughout their day and provides real life examples of ways to make it easier to incorporate eating fruits and vegetables and being physically active.


'A Day in the Life' targets African American women in their childbearing years of 18-54, which required that the family featured in the video be able to appeal to multiple generations. The family featured in the video was recommended by the African American Advisory Council.


The 10-minute video shows the family walking to the park, eating healthy and cooking nutritious meals together in the kitchen. One scene features the mother, Jeanette Nash, shopping with her son. The mother involves him with food selection and he is shown grabbing a bunch of bananas and adding them to the grocery cart. The mother is also shown at work making healthy decisions on the job such as walking on her break and tracking her steps with a pedometer, eating a salad on her lunch break and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. The father is shown visiting a local farmers' market.


The 'A Day in the Life' video and guide will help African Americans to facilitate discussion and motivate them to identify and change unhealthy lifestyle habits. It will also assist in empowering them with clear-cut ways to incorporate fruits, vegetables and physical activity at various decision points in their daily lives. After viewing the video and sharing the information in the guide, participants will be able to describe the health benefits of incorporating more fruits and vegetables in their diet and physical activity into their daily routines, and ways they can achieve these goals. They'll also be able to describe how the Food Stamps/California Advantage Card can help buy more fruits and vegetables.


To request a copy of the video and discussion guide, visit http://www.ca5aday.com.


Help Kids Eat Healthy with the New Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ and Healthy Lifestyle Web sites


In July, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service launched two new Web sites designed to help kids, parents and nutrition educators eat smart and play hard. These two Web sites help put the new Dietary Guidelines and MyPyramid recommendations into action by making them easy to understand and implement.


The new 'Eat Smart. Play Hard.' kids' Web site connects kids to healthy eating and physical activity experiences within the community by providing them with interactive learning and skill-building experiences in a virtual community setting. The site encourages and motivates kids to make better lifestyle choices using kid-friendly, entertaining techniques.


Power Panther, the campaign 'spokescharacter,' leads kids in exploring locations in the virtual community, such as the Town Library and Fitness Center. Behind each door in this virtual community, kids learn healthy lifestyle skills through geography, music, reading and science activities. The 'Eat Smart. Play Hard.' site is filled with material that helps to form and reinforce healthy behaviors including songs, experiments, activity sheets, comics, clipart, worksheets, games, posters, e-cards and recipes.


The new Healthy Lifestyle Web site provides parents and other nutrition educators with tools for healthy living including tasty, low-cost menus and recipes that meet the new food guidelines. The site features a handy Calorie Burner Chart, the MyPyramid Tracker and the Eat Smart. Play Hard. Tracking Card. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service developed these resources to help parents make the MyPyramid guidelines a part of their daily lives and set a good example for kids.


Visit the 'Eat Smart. Play Hard.' kids’ website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardkids/ and the 'Eat Smart. Play Hard.' Healthy Lifestyle website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/.


2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available


The 2006 KIDS COUNT data book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation at the end of June, highlights how to improve early childhood development experiences and create opportunities for low-income children. The KIDS COUNT data book includes statistical trends and provides national and state level data from various sources including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S Department of Education, National Center for Health Statistics and the Population Reference Bureau to gain perspective on multiple issues dealing with child health.


The data book explains factors affecting weight such as education, social, economic and physical well-being of children, with 104 indicators total. The book also provides rankings for states based on 10 key factors such as prevalence of low birth weight babies, infant mortality rate, child deaths, teen deaths, teen births, teens that are high school drop outs, teens that are not attending high school or working, children living in families where no parent has full-time year round employment, children in poverty and children in single parent families. The data also provided rankings for individual factors.


National or state level data can be found by clicking the “By State” link below the heading of the main homepage.


To create a report using KIDS COUNT State-Level Data Online please use this link: http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/sld/index.jsp.


View the Kids Count 2006 Data book in PDF format at: http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/sld/databook.jsp.


USDA Proposes Change to WIC Food Packages


On August 4, 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced proposed changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food packages that reflect recommendations made by the National Academies of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM). 


The current WIC food packages were designed to supplement participant’s diets with foods rich in five nutrients—vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and protein—because those nutrients were lacking in the diets of the WIC target population when the program first began in 1974. 


The proposed changes largely follow recommendations made by the IOM in the final report of its review of the WIC food packages, WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change, as well as the latest nutrition science and the Dietary Guidelines. Under the proposal, the food packages would be revised to add new foods such as fruits and vegetables and whole grains, while amounts of some current foods would be modified. 


WIC provides pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five with nutritious supplemental foods. The program also provides nutrition education and referrals to health and social services. About eight million participants receive WIC benefits each month. Federal food costs for the program were $3.6 billion in fiscal year 2005.


Notice of this proposed rule is published in the August 7, 2006 Federal Register. A copy of the proposed rule can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/. Consideration will be given to comments received up to and through 90 days from the publication date. 


Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:


Mail: Send comments to Patricia N. Daniels, Director, Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 528, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 


Web site: Go to http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments through the link at the Supplemental Food Programs Division Web site.


E-mail: Send comments to WICHQ-SFPD@fns.usda.gov. Include “Docket ID Number 0584-AD77, WIC Food Packages Rule,” in the subject line of the message.


Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.


All written comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. All written submissions will be available for public inspection at the address above during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) Monday through Friday. 



Employment Opportunities


USC FACULTY POSITIONS IN CHILD OBESITY
AND RELATED HEALTH CONDITIONS


 


The University of South Carolina invites applications to fill three tenure-track faculty positions to build our program of interdisciplinary research in child obesity and related conditions affecting children and their families. This open rank recruitment is part of USC's Faculty Excellence Initiative to expand campus-wide areas of excellence. The primary appointments for these positions will be in the Arnold School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Department of Exercise Science, and in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology. Adjunct or joint appointments are possible, and affiliation with the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, the Research Consortium on Children and Families (RCCF), and/or Prevention Research Center is desirable. Relevant areas of obesity research may include: the impact of family systems including parenting styles and family functioning in underserved youth; etiologic, metabolic, genetic, and cultural aspects of obesity and associated health conditions in children and adolescents; the influence of psychosocial, family, community, environment or policy factors on physical activity or nutrition as relates to children; and/or development and delivery of appropriate interventions.


Successful applicants are expected to lead their own research program and demonstrate potential to acquire external grant funding. Formal and non-formal teaching in the applicant's general area of expertise and consistent with the departmental needs is expected. Review of applications will begin by November 1, 2006, and will continue until hiring is complete. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.


Applications should include curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing
research directions and grant activity, examples of published research, as well as names and contact information for three references. Send applications and inquiries via e-mail (
srgause@gwm.sc.edu) or by postal mail to: Sarah Gause, Grants Coordinator, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, 2718 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, SC 29204.


The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity employer.


 


DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION, FOOD STUDIES & PUBLIC HEALTH

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK
NUTRITION


The Department invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Nutrition at the assistant or associate rank. We seek candidates with qualifications and experience in Nutrition and Dietetics, that are also complementary to our programs in Community Public Health, Food Management, and Food Studies. We especially seek candidates with experience conducting nutrition research in community and school settings.

Responsibilities: Develop and conduct nutrition and health research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition; advise nutrition students about courses, internships, and professional opportunities; and participate in service activities appropriate to a faculty member.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in nutrition or related discipline, with registered dietitian (RD) credential desirable. Have a strong record or potential for publication, research, and external funding; experience with conducting applied nutrition research; strong interest in teaching, advising and mentoring students.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter discussing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of five references to: Dr. Beth Dixon, Search Committee Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, New York University, 35 West 4th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10012-1172. Tel: (212) 998-5580. Fax: (212) 995-4194. Email:
nutrition@nyu.edu (subject: Faculty Search). Review of applications begins November 1, 2006 and continues until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.


Please see our Web site for further information about our Department (http://www.nyu.edu/education/nutrition).

NYU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


 


University of Southern Mississippi Faculty Positions


Two nine-month faculty positions in nutrition and food systems at The University of Southern Mississippi. Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track: Earned doctorate in nutrition, food systems or related field and demonstrated ability to conduct research and teaching relevant to departmental mission required; R.D. preferred. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in medical nutrition therapy, food systems management or nutritional biochemistry; develop and conduct a research program; advise students; participate in professional service. Instructor: Master of science in nutrition, food systems or related field, demonstrated teaching ability and R.D. required. Teach undergraduate courses in nutrition and food systems, provide advisement and clinical supervision to dietetics students, participate in professional service. Southern Miss is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university with a student body of more than 15,000. Degree programs are housed in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems of the College of Health (COH) and include bachelor of science, master of science and doctoral degrees in applied nutrition and food systems. The COH is the home of USDA- and HHS-funded nutrition and health initiatives, each offering opportunities for collaborative research. The Applied Research Division of the National Food Service Management Institute conducts research focused on improving general operations and quality of school nutrition programs. The Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative conducts community-based nutrition intervention research to improve health and food security status of vulnerable populations. For additional information, visit www.usm.edu/nfs/ or contact Jane Boudreaux at 601.266.5377, jane.boudreaux@usm.edu. Send letter of application, brief statement of research interests (Asst/Assoc Prof only), c.v., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, 118 College Drive #5172, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5172. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2007, and will continue until positions are filled. AA/EOE/ADAI.


 


The Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality at South Dakota State University


 


Nutrition: The Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality at South Dakota State University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses, develop a research program, secure external grants, and provide nutrition outreach. Candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Human Nutrition or related area; evidence of research experience; and ability to obtain external funding. Preference will be given to individuals with R.D., university teaching experience, and expertise in the areas of applied human nutrition or obesity. Review of applications begins January 15, 2007 and continues until the position is filled. For questions on position contact Dr. Igor Sergeev, Chair of Search Committee, by e-mail: igor.sergeev@sdstate.edu. To apply, visit http://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.


 


Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Division of Nutrition, Assistant/Associate Professor.


 


Nutrition: Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Division of Nutrition, Assistant/Associate Professor. Qualifications: Two nine-month tenure track positions. Earned doctorate in nutrition, public health, food science, food service, or related field. A Registered Dietitian is preferred. Candidates should have a research agenda and evidence of scholarly activities. Candidates should have experience in teaching at the university level, and the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with faculty and students. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, direct research and obtain extramural funding, and participate in division, school, college, university and community related service activities. Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience. Possibility of summer support. Application deadline: Consideration of applicant pool begins February 1, 2007 and continues until positions are filled. General Information: The long-established and successful nutrition division offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at the undergraduate level, a dietetic internship program, and a M.S. degree program with several options, including a CADE provisionally approved integrated program (1 of 3 in the US). Georgia State University is located in a dynamic and progressive downtown urban environment with a diverse student body of approximately 27,000. Georgia State University is the second largest state sponsored, public institution of higher education in the state of Georgia. For more information about the college, school and division, visit our Web site at http://chhs.gsu.edu. Contact: Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three professional references to: Jana R. Kicklighter, PhD, RD, LD Chair, Search Committee Division of Nutrition, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3995; 404-651-1106; e-mail: jkicklighter@gsu.edu. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


 


Oregon State University. Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Public Health/Community Nutrition


 


Health/Nutrition: Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Public Health/Community Nutrition (2 positions). The Extension Family and Community Development Program and the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University invite applications for two Extension Specialist faculty positions. Both positions are full-time, 12-month, and tenure-track. Responsibilities include 80% Extension and 20% on-campus teaching. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. These individuals will develop statewide extension programs focused on the promotion of health and the primary prevention of nutrition-related illnesses, through community-based research and programming. Specific topics can include, e.g., healthy diets, prevention and reduction of obesity and chronic diseases, promotion of physical activity, food safety, reducing food insecurity, etc. Required qualifications for both positions include a doctoral degree in a relevant field, ability to conduct and apply research in real-world situations, teaching effectiveness in campus and non-campus settings, ability to work as a team member, written and oral communication skills, and a commitment to promoting diversity. An R.D. is required in one of the positions and preferred in the other. Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2007, and continue until the positions are filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of 3-5 references to: Search Committee, FCD Extension Specialist-Public Health Nutrition, c/o Kelly Peck, 108 Ballard Extension Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331. For further information: Teresa Crowley, Extension FCD, 541-737-1014. The full position announcement can be viewed at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. OSU is an AA/EOE.


 


 


Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Cincinnati


 


Nutrition: One full-time tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Cincinnati beginning as early as January 2007. Requirements: doctorate in nutrition or closely related area; significant graduate course work in human nutrition; relevant professional experience; teaching experience; demonstrated research competency; RD status required. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in basic nutrition, community nutrition and nutrition counseling, student advising, conduct research in collaboration with interdisciplinary research teams, participate in academic and professional service. Send letter of application, vitae, transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Shanil Juma, Ph.D., Chair of Search Committee, Department of Nutritional Sciences, P.O. Box 670394, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0394.


 


THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES


The University of Northern Colorado, College of Natural and Health Sciences, invites applications for the following full-time positions. Screening dates are specified in the full vacancy announcements which, along with application instructions, are available at http://www.unco.edu/nhs/employment.html.


School of Human Sciences:
* Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track, Community Health MPH Program. Public health. (Position 99398)
* Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Community Health MPH Program. Public health. (Position 99833)
* Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Community Health MPH Program. Public health. (Position 99907)
* Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Dietetics. Food, nutrition and dietetics. (Position 99988)
* Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Recreation. Community recreation, outdoor recreation and tourism. (Position 99915)
* Assistant Professor, Term, Gerontology. Social policy, management and administration, human development and social relationships, health, and community resources for older adults. (Position 99977)

The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 80,000. Greeley is an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains.

The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution


 


COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS
2007-2008 FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS


San José State University; Located in the Heart of Silicon Valley, is inviting applications for the following positions.

KINESIOLOGY: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor (2 positions): (1) Sport Psychology Specialist (JOID 012541), doctorate strongly preferred (if ABD, completion of Doctorate will be required for continued employment), demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Sport Psychology, Stress Management and Diversity, Stress and Health, and possibly undergraduate and graduate core classes and/or teach in physical activity program, supervise theses, supervise internships and advise in the specialization. Must have a theoretical background in the area of specialization. (2) Physical Activities/Sport Studies Specialist (JOID 012543), doctorate strongly preferred (if ABD, completion of Doctorate will be required for continued employment), demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in physical activities (min. 50% of appt.; e.g., martial arts, individual, team, adventure) and sport studies (e.g., sport history, sport philosophy), possibly teach general education, supervise theses, supervise internships and advise in the specialization; Must have theoretical background that includes investigation as it relates to physical activities and sport studies. Review of applications for both positions will begin December 1, 2006. Contact: Dr. Shirley Reekie, Chair, at the address below (extended zip code-0054) or
sreekie@kin.sjsu.edu.


NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor: Packaging (JOID 012546), Master's degree required. Doctorate preferred. University-level teaching and industrial experience in packaging required. In order to be eligible for appointment at the advanced rank, candidates must have broad teaching experience and present demonstrated scholarly/professional achievement. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2006. Contact: Dr. Lucy McProud, Chair, at the address below (extended zip code 0058).


Part-time temporary faculty positions may be available in the following departments/schools: Applied Sciences, Health Professions, Health Science, Hospitality Management, Kinesiology, School of Library & Information Science, School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Justice Studies, School of Nursing, Nutrition & Food Science, Occupational Therapy, Recreation & Leisure Studies, and the School of Social Work. Contact Department Chair/School Director/Search Committee Contact of the Department/School at the address below.

ALL POSITIONS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Appointment is on an academic year basis, starting August 21, 2007 except where noted. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States and budget availability.

SALARIES: Commensurate with experience, education, and teaching assignments.

FOR FULL CONSIDERATION: Send letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference, including contact information to the Department Chairperson/School Director/Search Committee Contact of department/school listed, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192 (Include extended Zip codes). Complete Position Announcements at
http://www.sjsu.edu/casa/jobs.

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to the core value of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.