Assistant Professor in Nutrition

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position TitleAssistant Professor in NutritionJob Posting Number202037FACJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentSchool of Family & Consumer SciencesPosition Description

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (SFCS) invites applications to fill two nine-month (academic year) tenure-track positions with possible summer teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition and foods courses; developing new courses; conducting research using (1) biochemical or molecular techniques in pre-clinical models or (2) community-based or translational approaches in areas including but not limited to how nutrition relates to human growth and development, physical performance, health behaviors, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, epigenetics, microbiome and neuroscience; obtaining external funding and publishing; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research; and 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 and food security that includes graduate coursework (; and master’s degree in human nutrition (

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 42 graduate students and 12 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 labs for community nutrition, biochemical nutrition and anthropometry and a new comparative research facility. SFCS mirrors Texas State University’s values of student-centered teaching and learning, diversity, and sustainability. Interdisciplinary health research unites faculty across campus including faculty from SFCS. The SFCS is located across the street from the Student Recreation Center and in close proximity to on- and off-campus walking paths. Faculty are encouraged to join the university-wide wellness program WellCats.

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in nutrition or complementary field (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition)

Experience teaching at the university level

Experience conducting research related to one or more of the following areas:
• The role of nutrition in prevention and/or treatment of chronic diseases, including pre-clinical, clinical, community-based and translational research
• Community or public health nutrition
• Health equity or health disparities
• Policies, systems, and environmental influences on nutrition
• Maternal nutrition and fetal/child development
• Micronutrients
• Biochemical and molecular nutrition
• Nutrition and epigenetics
• Nutrition and the microbiome
• Nutrition and neuroscience

Evidence of ability to publish in indexed and peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

• Professional and/or post-doctoral experience in nutrition research
• Research experience using murine models
• Evidence of external funding
• Grant writing experience
• Research awards

• Teaching awards
• Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring

• Registered Dietitian credential
• Undergraduate degree in nutrition

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,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by October 1, 2019: a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent describing experience and fit with the position, and a list of three individuals who will provide references.

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

Proposed Start DateFall 2020Open DateReview Date10/01/2019Close DateOpen Until Filled?YesLegal 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.

Why Work at Texas State?

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.

Quick Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
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