Visiting Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Food Science & Nutrition)

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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Food Science & Nutrition)




Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time


College of Health Sciences


Dept of Family and Consumer Sciences

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Ryan Zapalac


Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences
Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology
Sam Houston State University
Box 2301
Huntsville, Texas 77341

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Food Science and Nutrition beginning Fall 2021. The Food Science and Nutrition program is an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) with an internship as part of the M.S. in Dietetics.

The appointment will include teaching four classes per semester. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching in large classroom settings and online teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses in nutrition, foods, and dietetics including lower-level nutrition, advanced nutrition, nutritional pathways, and cultural food counseling.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at SHSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations utilizing a variety and innovative technologies in teaching, experience with online education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Earned Doctoral degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or closely related field.

Experience Required for the Position:

Experience in dietetic practice and teaching at the college level is an asset.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Applicants who are a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) accredited by the Commission of Dietetic Registration are preferred.

Special Instructions Summary:

This is a one year appointment with possibility for renewal.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
– Cover letter detailing candidate’s interest in the position, teaching, and research experience.
– Curriculum Vitae
– Name and contact information for three professional references

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Posted: 4/23/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time