Assistant Professor of Nutrition

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

Job posting number: #7081507

Posted: July 22, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Assistant Professor-Nutrition
School of Health and Consumer Sciences
College of Education and Human Sciences
South Dakota State University

The School of Health and Consumer Sciences in the College of Education and Human Sciences is inviting applications for a 9-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track position with rank of Assistant Professor in Nutrition. This position is supervised by the Director of the School of Health and Consumer Sciences. Appointment date is no later than August 22, 2022.

The role of this faculty member will be to teach nutrition courses in the undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics program as well as the graduate Nutrition and Exercise Science program in the department. The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program, mentor student research, and participate in service responsibilities at the university and national levels. Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research focus will complement the research mission of the school in nutrition interventions.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Commitment to excellence in undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics and graduate program in Nutrition and Exercise Science.
Teaching graduate and undergraduate classes consistent with program.
Conducting a focused line of scholarly activity in human nutrition.
Applying for and obtaining external funding for scholarly activities.
Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Providing professional service and leadership.

Doctoral degree in Nutrition or closely related field completed by appointment date not later than August 22, 2022.
Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be authorized to work in the United States.
Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses.
Record of research publications and grantsmanship proportionate with experience.
Effective organizational skills.
Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Teaching experience in higher education.
Registered Dietitian.
Post-doctoral experience specific to research.
Record of involvement in internally and/or externally funded grants.
Evidence of professional service.
Research interest aligned with federal (NIH or NIFA, FFAR, etc.) nutrition and health research priorities.

South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

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