Utah State University

Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/24/2021 1:09 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position (55-60% research, 35-40% teaching, and 5% service) at the Assistant Professor level with research and teaching interests in the area of human nutrition and public health.


The anticipated start date is August 2022. Reviewing of candidates will begin November 17, 2021.



The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program that complements or expands existing departmental research areas including public health nutrition, community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, nutrition and chronic disease, nutrition and health and wellness, clinical nutrition, and or nutrition and behavioral science.


The successful candidate will also teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the area of public health nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, and/or nutrition and behavioral science.  A successful candidate will be expected to mentor all levels of student researchers. Independent and shared laboratory space, including the Center for Human Nutrition Studies (http://chns.usu.edu/), are available to support this position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in nutrition, dietetics, public health or closely related field at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of published and/or externally funded research in the area of human nutrition.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) and/or Registered Dietitian (RD) credential
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Experience with conducting observational, applied, or clinical nutrition research. 
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level. 


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter- Upload in "Documents 1-10"

3) Contact information for 3 professional references who can evaluate your professional career. References for top candidates will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Nutrition, Dietetic and Food Sciences Department at USU offers three Bachelor of Science degrees, two minors, four graduate degrees, and one certificate program. We have 35 faculty members, and approximately 400 students are currently enrolled in our programs.

The Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department is housed in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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