Institution (Location)
School of Family & Consumer Sciences, Texas State University
Position Description

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Nutrition. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses; developing new nutrition courses; conducting community nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, or translational nutrition research with human participants; obtaining external funding and publishing; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research; and participating in appropriate service activities.


We seek equity-minded candidates to create a diverse and inclusive educational space within our growing Nutrition and Food (Dietetics) Programs. We are especially interested in candidates who have training and experience engaging and supporting diverse populations in education, research, and practice.  Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service. 

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

(copied from the official job posting)

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate must have:
  • Earned Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in nutrition or complementary field (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition);
  • Extensive experience (as the instructor of record) teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the collegiate level;
  • Experience mentoring graduate student research;
  • Extensive experience engaging with human participants, patients, or clients in community, clinical, or translational nutrition research;
  • An active research program related to one or more of the following areas:
      • Community or public health nutrition, including maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition, lifespan nutrition, behavioral nutrition, nutrition education, nutrition epidemiology, nutrition interventions and programs; nutrition policy;
      • Structural, systemic, environmental, and sociocultural factors related to nutrition, including food insecurity, health disparities, and health equity.
      • Clinical nutrition research;
      • Functional or performance nutrition;
      • The role of nutrition in prevention, self-management, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, or other chronic diseases;
      • Healthy aging;

     

  • Previous or current external funding as PI or Co-PI;
  • A strong, recent record of publications in impactful journals in community or public health nutrition, nutrition education, and chronic disease prevention or treatment.
  • Statement about leadership and commitment to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in teaching, research, and service.
For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate must have:
  • Earned PhD or equivalent doctorate degree in nutrition or complementary field (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition);
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level;
  • Experience engaging with human participants, patients, or clients in community, clinical, or translational nutrition research
  • Evidence of ability to conduct research related to one or more of the following areas:
    • Community or public health nutrition, including maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition, lifespan nutrition, behavioral nutrition, nutrition education, nutrition epidemiology, nutrition interventions and programs; nutrition policy;
    • Structural, systemic, environmental, and sociocultural factors related to nutrition, including food insecurity, health disparities, and health equity.
    • Clinical nutrition research;
    • Functional or performance nutrition;
    • The role of nutrition in prevention, self-management, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, or other chronic diseases;
    • Healthy aging;
  • Experience writing or co-writing grant applications for external funding;
  • Recent publications in impactful journals in community or public health nutrition, nutrition education, and chronic disease prevention or treatment;
  • Statement about interest in advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in teaching, research, and service.
For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, additional preferred qualifications include:
    • Experience as a registered dietitian working in community or clinical settings;
    • Current external funding;
    • Demonstrated innovations and outcomes of teaching at the collegiate level;
    • Demonstrated outcomes and programmatic approaches of teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research;
    • Teaching or research awards;
    • Undergraduate degree in nutrition;
    • Demonstrated professional leadership in service to the academy and profession.

 

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, additional preferred qualifications include: 
  • Post-doctoral or professional experience in community, clinical, or translational nutrition research with human participants, patients, or clients;
  • Registered dietitian;
  • Experience teaching nutrition courses (as instructor of record) at the collegiate level;
  • Evidence securing external funding as a PI, Co-PI, or as the nutrition lead;
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate students;
  • Experience teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research;
  • Teaching or research awards;
  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition;

 

How to Apply

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35949.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2021:
1) cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications at the appropriate rank, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement on justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI) and how a focus on JEDI informs their teaching, scholarship, and service, and 4) the contact information for three references.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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