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Assistant/Associate Extension Specialist, Diet-Sensitive Disease Prevention & Nutrition Security, The University of Arizona


We are seeking an individual committed to sustaining and augmenting the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness’s excellence in research, teaching and outreach, with an emphasis on equity and inclusivity.

The Assistant/Associate Specialist will provide strategic leadership and direction of Statewide nutrition programs focused
on diet-sensitive disease prevention and nutrition security of all Arizonans.

The full position description is posted on our Talent website, where all applications must be submitted, at the following

The application should include the following documents:

  • a letter of application that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines your qualifications,
  • a current CV, and
  • the names, addresses and daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references. (References will not be contacted unless candidates advance to finalist status.)

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply before or by April 3, 2023, will be given first consideration.

Please feel free to contact me for any further information:

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