Utah State University

Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/11/2022 6:06 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
Telework Eligible


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


Estimated start date is August 1, 2023


  • The successful candidate will be assigned to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Dietetics and Master of Public Health programs in the areas of public health nutrition, nutrition communication, and/or nutritional epidemiology.  Teaching assignments will include both face-to-face and online instruction. The successful candidate will mentor all levels of student researchers.
  •  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.
  • Responsibilities will include service to the department and university including active participation on department, college, and university committees relevant to the department’s mission as assigned by the Department Head and or Dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Science.


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 areas of human nutrition and/or public health.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) and/or Registered Dietitian (RD) credential within the first year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with conducting observational, applied, or clinical nutrition or public health research. 
  • Experience mentoring students.
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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