Posted: Oct 1, 2021
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Associate Professor or Professor in Nutrition

Texas State University - San Marcos, TX
Full-time
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Academic/Research

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/36519

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites applications for a tenure-line Associate Professor or Professor in Nutrition. These ranks include the possibility of tenure (contingent on approval of the Board of Regents). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses; developing new nutrition courses; conducting translational, clinical, or community-related nutrition research; obtaining external funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; 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. Applications must include a statement on social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI) and how a focus on JEDI informs their teaching, scholarship, and service. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service. 

Required Qualifications:         

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 in translational, clinical, or community-related nutrition research; 
  • An active research program related to one or more of the following areas:
    • maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition, 
    • nutrition across the lifespan
    • behavioral nutrition, nutrition education and counseling 
    • nutrition epidemiology, 
    • clinical nutrition research,
    • nutrition and the microbiome, 
    • functional or performance nutrition,
    • the role of nutrition in prevention, management, and treatment of chronic diseases;
  • Previous or current external funding as PI or Co-PI; 
  • A strong, recent record of publications in impactful journals related to the above-mentioned research topics; and
  • Statement about commitment to advancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.

For appointment at the rank of 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 both undergraduate and graduate students at the collegiate level;
  • Experience mentoring graduate student research including having served as chair of thesis or dissertation committees;
  • Extensive experience engaging in translational, clinical, or community-related nutrition research; 
    • An active research program related to one or more of the following areas:
    • maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition, 
    • nutrition across the lifespan
    • behavioral nutrition, nutrition education and counseling 
    • nutrition epidemiology, 
    • clinical nutrition research,
    • nutrition and the microbiome, 
    • functional or performance nutrition,
    • the role of nutrition in prevention, management, and treatment of chronic diseases;
  • Current external funding as PI or Co-PI; 
  • A strong, recent record of publications in impactful journals related to the above-mentioned research topics;
  • Evidence of leadership related to departmental, school, college, or university-level service; and
  • Statement about commitment to advancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, preferred qualifications include: 

  • Registered dietitian credential
  • Work or research experience as a registered dietitian in the clinic or community;
  • Research involving human participants; 
  • Current external funding;
  • Engagement of undergraduate students in research;
  • Experience mentoring graduate student research including service as chair of thesis or dissertation committees;
  • Demonstrated outcomes and programmatic approaches of teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research; 
  • Demonstrated innovations and outcomes related to multicultural approaches to teaching at the collegiate level;
  • Teaching or research awards; 
  • Evidence of leadership related to departmental, school, college or university-level service; 
  • Demonstrated professional leadership in service to the profession; and
  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition.

For appointment at the rank of Professor, preferred qualifications include: 

  • Registered dietitian credential
  • Work or research experience as a registered dietitian in the clinic or community;
  • Research involving human participants; 
  • Engagement of undergraduate students in research;
  • Demonstrated outcomes and programmatic approaches of teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research; 
  • Demonstrated innovations and outcomes related to multicultural approaches to teaching at the collegiate level;
  • Teaching or research awards; 
  • Demonstrated professional leadership in service to the profession; and
  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/36316

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2021:  1) cover letter including rank applied for, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research interests, 5) statement on justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI), and 6) 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.

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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https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/36316