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

Posting Details

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Food Science & Nutrition) Requisition 202100074F Rank Visiting Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Health Sciences Department Dept of Family and Consumer Sciences Open Date 06/22/2021 Quicklink https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27623
Contact Name Dr. Ryan Zapalac Title

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

Contact Phone 936-294-2392 Contact Email rkz001@shsu.edu
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.

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 Master’s 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 9 month appointment with possibility for renewal.

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

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

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Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents

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