Texas State University — Associate Professor or Professor in Nutrition / Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Nutrition

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences has two open positions within our Nutrition program:

Job: Associate Professor or Professor in Nutrition
Posting: 20180001FAC

Position Description:
Texas State invites applications to fill a 9-month (academic year) tenure-track position with possible summer teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition and foods courses; developing new courses; conducting community or translational research, in areas such as physical performance, determinants of eating behaviors, cardiovascular disease, obesity, neurological disorders, or diabetes, with the expectation to obtain external funding and publishing; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research; participating in appropriate service activities. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service.

The program currently offers a baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Foods (3 tracks, including dietetics); an accredited Dietetic Internship with a concentration in child nutrition that includes graduate coursework (http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/degrees-programs/nutr/nutr_di.html); and master’s degree in Human Nutrition (http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/degrees-programs/nutr/ms_nutr.html).

Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with Emerging Research status, is located in central Texas between two large metropolitan areas, Austin and San Antonio. Proximity to Austin and San Antonio allows for a diverse and expansive Nutrition and Foods Program with 33 graduate students and nine dietetic interns. The Nutrition and Foods programs are housed in the Family and Consumer Sciences building containing state-of-the-art research facilities equipped with new instruments as well as an anthropometrics lab and a sensory analysis facility.

Required Qualifications:
The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and school established criteria.

Education:
Earned PhD in nutrition or complementary field (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in Nutrition or an undergraduate degree in Nutrition).

Research:
An active research program related to one or more of the following areas:

  • the role of nutrition in prevention and/or treatment of diabetes, cancer or other chronic diseases, including translational research;
  • biochemical and molecular nutrition;
  • nutrition and neuroscience;
  • nutrition and the microbiome;
  • community nutrition;
  • social determinants of health; or
  • policy, systems, and environmental nutrition.
  • Evidence of recent publication in indexed and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of grant-writing experience.
  • Evidence of external funding.

Teaching

  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Graduate and undergraduate student research mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications:
Research • Professional and/or post doctoral experience in nutrition research.
Teaching • Teaching and/or research awards.
Other • Registered Dietitian credential.

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Nutrition
Job Posting: 20180002FAC

Position Description:
Texas State invites applications to fill a 9-month (academic year) tenure-track position with possible summer teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition and foods courses; developing new courses; conducting community or translational research, in areas such as physical performance, determinants of eating behaviors, cardiovascular disease, obesity, neurological disorders, or diabetes, with the expectation to obtain external funding and publishing; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research; participating in appropriate service activities. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service.

The program currently offers a baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Foods (3 tracks, including dietetics); an accredited Dietetic Internship with a concentration in child nutrition that includes graduate coursework (http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/graduate_programs/nutr_di.html); and master’s degree in Human Nutrition (http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/graduate_programs/ms_nutr.html).

Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with Emerging Research status, is located in central Texas between two large metropolitan areas, Austin and San Antonio. Proximity to Austin and San Antonio allows for a diverse and expansive Nutrition and Foods Program with 33 graduate students and nine dietetic interns. The Nutrition and Foods programs are housed in the Family and Consumer Sciences building containing state-of-the-art research facilities equipped with new instruments as well as an anthropometrics lab and a sensory analysis facility.

Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications (for all ranks unless otherwise indicated)
Education:
Earned PhD in nutrition or complementary field (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in Nutrition or an undergraduate degree in Nutrition).
Research:

An active research program (associate/full) or experience conducting research (assistant) related to one or more of the following areas:

  • the role of nutrition in prevention and/or treatment of diabetes, cancer or other chronic diseases, including translational research;
  • biochemical and molecular nutrition;
  • nutrition and neuroscience;
  • nutrition and the microbiome;
  • community nutrition;
  • social determinants of health; or
  • policy, systems, and environmental nutrition.
  • Evidence of recent publication in indexed and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of grant-writing experience (associate/full).
  • Evidence of external funding (associate/full).

Teaching:

  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Graduate and undergraduate student research mentoring (associate/full).
    The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established criteria.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications (for all ranks unless otherwise indicated)
Research:

  • Professional and/or post doctoral experience in nutrition research;
  • Grant writing experience (assistant).
  • Evidence of external funding (assistant).

Teaching:

  • Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring (assistant).
  • Teaching and/or research awards.

Other:

  • Registered Dietitian credential.

Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/19521Associate Professor or Professor in Nutrition or https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/19522 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Nutrition. To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by Sept 30, 2017: a current vita, a letter of intent describing experience and fit with the position, and the email address of three individuals who will provide references.

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

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018
Review Date: 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled? Yes

Legal Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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 an EOE.

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