Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science, NUTRITION, and Health Promotion at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA

About: The Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion at Mississippi State University, is accepting applications for a full-time (9 or 12-month teaching/research appointment), tenure-track faculty position specializing in human nutrition. Responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing a competitive externally funded research program, directing graduate research, and participating in departmental and professional activities.   We are seeking an innovative candidate with an active research program, or the potential to develop and establish a research program, pertaining to obesity and/or chronic disease prevention. The candidate’s focus may pertain to one or more of the following areas such as food quality, bioavailability and accessibility, molecular basis for the understanding and prevention of diet-related chronic diseases, dietary and health behaviors, social and environmental factors related to obesity prevention, sustainability, or other areas of obesity research. MSU is a national leader in research, teaching, and service. One of only 108 nationally, MSU, the state’s flagship research institution, was named a very high research activity institution in 2010 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.   Qualifications: Earned doctorate in nutrition or closely related field from an accredited institution, evidence of ability/potential to develop a nationally recognized competitive research program, demonstrated ability to secure external funding (successful experience in external funding procuring is needed for the Associate Professor rank), indication for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, evidence of potential to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.   Preferred qualifications: Post-doctoral training in nutrition, evidence of strong scholarship demonstrated by proposal writing experience, refereed publications, and presentations and active involvement in professional organizations in the discipline, registered dietitian (RD) preferred but not required.   The Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (FSNHP) at MSU offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in nutrition, food science, and culinology; the Master of Science degree in the three concentrations of Nutrition, Food Science, and Health Promotion; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutrition and Food Science concentrations. The department of FSNHP has 17 full-time faculty involved in research, teaching, and extension. The department also includes lecturers and part-time adjunct faculty. There are over 200 students in FSNHP, which includes undergraduate and graduate students in food science, nutrition, and health promotion concentrations and eight dietetic interns. Both the department and MSU focus strongly on career preparedness and graduates leave MSU ready to excel in their chosen professions.   Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, a thriving community known for cultural events including art festivals, community theatre, and SEC sporting events. The current Starkville population of approximately 25,000 is culturally and ethnically diverse. MSU boasts a student population of more than 20,000 who come from all cultures and backgrounds including representation from 50 states and more than 70 countries. MSU offers over 160 degrees in more than 69 different programs. In addition, over 300 organizations on campus provide students, staff, and faculty with many opportunities for leadership and involvement.   Negotiable starting date, applications accepted until position is filled and must be made at: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1340649977981 Submit additional items by online attachments or other means: (1) letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy and research interest(s), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) college/university transcripts, and (4) names with contact information of three references. Diane K. Tidwell, PhD, RD, Search Committee Chair, Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, PO Box 9805, Mississippi State, MS 39762, 662-325-0239, d.ti...msstate.edu Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer.   


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