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Open Rank Tenure Line Faculty, Nutrition

Employer
Texas State University-San Marcos
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title

Open Rank Tenure Line Faculty, Nutrition

Job Posting Number

202321TTL

Job Location

San Marcos

Department

School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Position Description

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences invites applications for one full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) in Nutrition. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses; developing new nutrition courses; conducting research in the areas of translational, community, public health, or clinical nutrition; obtaining external funding and publishing; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research; and participating in appropriate service activities. Food science and related research will not be considered.

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. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications

For the Professor rank:
  • Earned PhD or equivalent doctorate degree in nutrition (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition);
  • Extensive experience (as the instructor of record) teaching both undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited four-year university;
  • Experience mentoring graduate student research including service 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:
    • The role of nutrition in prevention, management, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, or other chronic diseases;
    • Maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition;
    • Nutrition across the lifespan;
    • Behavioral nutrition, nutrition education and counseling;
    • Nutrition epidemiology;
    • Clinical nutrition research;
    • Functional or performance nutrition;
    • Structural, systemic, environmental, and sociocultural factors related to nutrition, including food insecurity, health disparities, and health equity;
  • Current strong and competitive external funding (e.g., federal agencies) as PI or Co-PI;
  • A significant, 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 leadership and commitment to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion ( JEDI ) in teaching, research, and service.

For the Associate Professor rank:
  • Earned Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in nutrition (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition);
  • Extensive experience (as the instructor of record) teaching undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited four-year university;
  • Experience mentoring graduate student research including service as chair of thesis or dissertation committees;
  • Extensive experience engaging with human participants, patients, or clients in community, clinical, or translational nutrition research;
  • An active research program related to one or more of the following areas:
    • The role of nutrition in prevention, management, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, or other chronic diseases;
    • Maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition;
    • Nutrition across the lifespan;
    • Behavioral nutrition, nutrition education and counseling;
    • Nutrition epidemiology;
    • Clinical nutrition research;
    • Functional or performance nutrition;
    • Structural, systemic, environmental, and sociocultural factors related to nutrition, including food insecurity, health disparities, and health equity;
  • 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;
  • Evidence of leadership related to departmental, school, college, or university-level service; and
  • Statement about leadership and commitment to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion ( JEDI ) in teaching, research, and service.

For the Assistant Professor rank:
  • Earned Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in nutrition (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition);
  • Experience teaching at an accredited college or university;
  • Experience engaging with human participants, patients, or clients in community, clinical, or translational nutrition research;
  • An active research program related to one or more of the following areas:
    • The role of nutrition in prevention, management, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, or other chronic diseases;
    • Maternal and fetal/child development and nutrition;
    • Nutrition across the lifespan;
    • Behavioral nutrition, nutrition education and counseling;
    • Nutrition epidemiology;
    • Clinical nutrition research;
  • Functional or performance nutrition;
  • Structural, systemic, environmental, and sociocultural factors related to nutrition, including food insecurity, health disparities, and health equity;
  • Experience writing or co-writing grant applications for external funding;
  • Recent publications in impactful journals related to the above-mentioned research topics; and
  • Statement about interest in advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion ( JEDI ) in teaching, research, and service.
Preferred Qualifications

For the Professor rank:
  • Registered dietitian credential;
  • Relevant 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 for teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research;
  • Demonstrated innovations and outcomes related to multicultural approaches in teaching or research;
  • Faculty teaching or professional research awards;
  • Demonstrated professional leadership in service to the academy and profession; and
  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition.

For the Associate Professor rank:
  • Registered dietitian credential;
  • Relevant experience as a registered dietitian working in community or clinical settings;
  • Current external funding;
  • Engagement of undergraduate students in research;
  • Demonstrated outcomes and programmatic approaches for teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research;
  • Demonstrated innovations and outcomes related to multicultural approaches in teaching or research;
  • Faculty teaching or professional research awards;
  • Demonstrated professional leadership in service to the academy and profession; and
  • Undergraduate degree in nutrition.

Assistant Professor:
  • Registered dietitian credential;
  • Relevant experience as a registered dietitian working in community or clinical settings;
  • Post-doctoral or professional experience in community, clinical, or translational nutrition research with human participants, patients, or clients;
  • Experience teaching courses (as instructor of record) at the collegiate 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;
  • Experience teaching diverse students or working with diverse populations in research;
  • Teaching or research awards; 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/39886 .


To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2022:
1. Cover letter that addresses all required and preferred qualifications at the appropriate rank.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Statement on justice, equity, diversity, inclusion ( JEDI ) and how a focus on JEDI informs their teaching, scholarship, and service.
4. Summary of past research accomplishments and plans for future research.
5. Teaching Philosophy statement.
6. Contact information for three references.
7. Unofficial transcripts.

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

Queries should be directed to Dr. Jie Zhu (email: j_z151@txstate.edu ; tel: 512-245-7655), Chair of the Search Committee.

Proposed Start Date

Fall 2023

Posting Date

09/23/2022

Evaluation of Applications Begins

11/2/2022

Full Consideration Date:

11/01/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled?

Yes

EEO/AA Statement

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.

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 Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at FacHiringFR@txstate.edu . A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications

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.

Eligibility for Employment

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

Tobacco-Free Campus

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.

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
https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39886
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Statement of Research Vision and Strategy
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. List of References
  7. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the rank you are applying for.
    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor
    • Professor
  2. * Do you have an earned Ph.D. in Nutrition with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Nutrition?
    • Yes, I have earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition with at least 18 graduate credit hours.
    • Yes, I anticipate completing a Ph.D. in Nutrition with at least 18 graduate credit hours prior to start.
    • No.
  3. * Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • InsightintoDiversity.com
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  5. * Please Specify: (enter 'NA' if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)



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