The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (SFCS) invites applications to fill two nine-month (academic year) tenure-track positions with possible summer teaching.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition and foods courses; developing new courses; conducting research using (1) biochemical or molecular techniques in pre-clinical models or (2) community-based or translational approaches in areas including but not limited to how nutrition relates to human growth and development, physical performance, health behaviors, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, epigenetics, microbiome and neuroscience; obtaining external funding and publishing; involving undergraduate and graduate students in research; and participating in appropriate service activities. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service.
Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with Emerging Research status, is located in central Texas between two large metropolitan areas, Austin and San Antonio. Proximity to Austin and San Antonio allows for a diverse and expansive Nutrition and Foods Program with 42 graduate students and 12 dietetic interns. The Nutrition and Foods programs are housed in the Family and Consumer Sciences building containing state-of-the-art research facilities equipped with labs for community nutrition, biochemical nutrition and anthropometry and a new comparative research facility. SFCS mirrors Texas State University’s values of student-centered teaching and learning, diversity, and sustainability. Interdisciplinary health research unites faculty across campus including faculty from SFCS. The SFCS is located across the street from the Student Recreation Center and in close proximity to on- and off-campus walking paths. Faculty are encouraged to join the university-wide wellness program WellCats.
Education Earned Ph.D. in nutrition or complementary field (with at least 18 graduate hours of coursework in nutrition)
Teaching Experience teaching at the university level
Research Experience conducting research related to one or more of the following areas: • The role of nutrition in prevention and/or treatment of chronic diseases, including pre-clinical, clinical, community-based and translational research • Community or public health nutrition • Health equity or health disparities • Policies, systems, and environmental influences on nutrition • Maternal nutrition and fetal/child development • Micronutrients • Biochemical and molecular nutrition • Nutrition and epigenetics • Nutrition and the microbiome • Nutrition and neuroscience
Evidence of ability to publish in indexed and peer-reviewed journals.
Internal Number: 202037FAC
About Texas State University
Family and Consumer Sciences is an interdisciplinary school of applied sciences that, through effective teaching, scholarship and service, enhances the quality of individual and family life by preparing students of diverse backgrounds for professions in the public and private sectors, and for engagement in local and global communities. We teach, study, and serve from an ethical framework.
The vision of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences is to be recognized as a premier school that engages in important scholarship and prepares the most qualified graduates in Texas and the nation from programs in Consumer Affairs (CA), Family and Child Development (FCD), Fashion Merchandising (FM), Interior Design (ID), Nutrition and Foods (NUTR), and Teacher Certification.