Assistant Professor – Food Science And Human Nutrition


Iowa State University seeks applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Nutritional Sciences at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition with a proposed start date of August 2016. Research expertise in an area complementing the strengths of the department ( ranging from basic to translational is desired. Excellent opportunities are available for conducting multidisciplinary clinical human trials at the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center ( Successful candidates will be expected to: 1) establish a productive research program with strong extramural support; 2) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise; and 3) mentor graduate students. Service on department, college and university committees, and participation in national/international professional organizations is expected.

FSHN is a comprehensive academic program with 33 tenure-track faculty and approximately 600 undergraduate majors in nutritional sciences, food science, culinary science and dietetics. Our graduate programs include MS and PhD options in both Nutritional Sciences (interdepartmental) and Food Technology. ISU is strongly invested in interdisciplinary research and opportunities for collaborative team building are available in food science, toxicology, immunobiology, neuroscience, gerontology, genetics, bioengineering, and molecular biology. ISU supports campus-wide collaborative funding to enhance interdisciplinary research excellence. ISU provides excellent human subject research facilities, experimental animal facilities, cellular and molecular analysis capabilities, metabolomics, flow cytometry, imaging, statistics, and bioinformatics. FSHN values student-centered learning and supports and develops high quality educators.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Applicants must have an earned Doctorate in nutrition, biochemistry or related discipline, evidence of research productivity, postdoctoral research experience, and relevant teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of academic experience in teaching, service, student mentoring, and multidisciplinary research; demonstrated potential for success in obtaining external research funding and collaborative research; publications in recognized journals; and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentials.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled, however applications received by December 1, 2015 will be given full consideration. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christina Campbell (515-294-4260, See our website for more information: Only online applications will be considered. To apply, go to, vacancy ID#500182 to attach the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a complete curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; 4) a statement of research interests with detailed plans for extramural funding; and 5) the names and complete contact information for three references.

Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.


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