Institution (Location)
Colorado State University; Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Start Date
August 15, 2022
Position Description


The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor. The 9-month tenure track appointment will begin on August 15, 2022. We are seeking applicants with expertise in behavioral sciences at the individual, policy, systems and/or environmental levels as it relates to nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention. Candidates with a research focus in the priority areas of dissemination and implementation science; innovative behavioral or environmental intervention strategies and methodology; dietetics; food systems and sustainability; food security; health equity; rural health or systems science are encouraged to apply. All areas of community/public health nutrition will be considered, with emphasis on the candidate’s capability of directing an innovative and impactful research program. The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded interdisciplinary research program, to integrate their research into existing Department and University priority areas, and to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The position will have outstanding Department and College of Health and Human Sciences support, strong research and teaching infrastructure, and access to collaborative opportunities both within CSU and with its partners, including the Cooperative Extension, Center for Healthy Aging, Prevention Research Center, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Colorado School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. For more information on the breadth and depth of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition program, please refer to our website.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Required job qualifications:
• Ph.D., Dr.P.H. or other doctoral degree in nutrition, public health, social and behavioral sciences or a closely related field
• Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications of original research
• Grant writing experience
• Experience conducting observational, behavioral, intervention, and/or policy studies or complex systems
methods that impact or explain diet-related outcomes and human health

Preferred job qualifications:
• Registered Dietitian
• Postdoctoral training or equivalent professional experience
• Documented evidence of ability to attract research funding
• Research expertise in a priority area
• Evidence of interdisciplinary research and capacity for successful collaboration
• Record of effective teaching and mentorship
• Ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching,
and/or outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials on the Colorado State University job website: For full consideration please submit all materials in PDF format by December 20, 2021; incomplete applications will not be considered. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Inquiries can be made to: Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Professor, 970-491-6791. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


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