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Assistant Professor in Nutrition

Texas State University
San Marcos

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor in Nutrition

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Job Location:

San Marcos


School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Position Description:

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites applications for one full-time tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Nutrition. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses related to research design, biostatistics, nutritional epidemiology; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research related to the areas listed below; obtaining external funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; and participating in appropriate service activities. Food science and related research will not be considered.We seek candidates to support our undergraduate Nutrition and Food (Dietetics) and our graduate MS in Human Nutrition programs. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service. The position is subject to the availability of funds.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD or equivalent doctorate degree (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition); ABD candidates will not be considered;
  • Experience teaching at an accredited college or university;
  • At least one year of postdoctoral research/scholar experience;
  • Experience engaging with, creating, or managing large datasets;
  • Research with human participants, patients, or clients;
  • An active research program related to one or more of the following areas and focusing on dietary patterns and nutrition on individual, community, or population health, mother/child dyad outcomes, or chronic disease;
    • Nutrition interventions, including planning, design, implementation, evaluation or analyses of randomized controlled trials, or implementation science;
    • Nutrition epidemiology, including analyses of national panel surveys, national cohort studies, large randomized controlled trials, complex or big data;
    • Systems or computational biology or analyses of proteomic, metabolomic, transcriptomic, nutrigenomic, nutrigenetic, or microbiome data from diverse biological samples
  • Experience writing or co-writing grant applications for external funding;
  • Recent publications in impactful journals related to the above-mentioned research topics;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in nutrition or Public Health
  • Registered dietitian credential
  • Experience teaching courses as instructor of record at the collegiate level
  • Experience teaching research methods, statistics/biostatistics, or epidemiology courses at the graduate level
  • Experience applying for federal grants
  • Experience securing external funding as a PI, Co-PI, or as the nutrition lead
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate students
  • Teaching or research awards received at the graduate or postdoctoral level
  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by January 15, 2024:1. Cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications2. Curriculum Vitae3. Summary of past research accomplishments and plans for future research4. Teaching Philosophy statement
5. Unofficial Transcripts6. Contact information for three references
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2024

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EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Talent Acquisition for assistance. A representative from Talent Acquisition will respond to you as soon as possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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.

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Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

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.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at


Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.


Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

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. 

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

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.

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601 University Drive
San Marcos

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