Colorado State University Assistant Professor, Community/Public Health Nutrition in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor, Community/Public Health Nutrition

Posting Number 201800282F

Proposed Annual Salary Range 72,000 - 82,000

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition has 32 faculty and adjunct members and 23 research associates and administrative staff, 600 undergraduate students and offers undergraduate degrees in Nutrition and Food Science, Hospitality Management and Fermentation Science and Technology. The department also offers MS and PhD degrees in Nutrition Science, Community Nutrition and Food Science and Safety and currently has 75 graduate students. Department research is supported by federal grants from NIH, USDA, foundations, industry and two endowments that support a faculty chair and the Lillian Fountain-Smith Nutrition Conference hosted by the department. Research has focused on childhood obesity, community nutrition among limited resource audiences, molecular and metabolic nutrition targeted at chronic disease prevention, bioactive food components, and food safety. The department’s Extension faculty is responsible for numerous creative, high impact educational and engagement programs throughout the state, including EFNEP. A MPH program focus area in Public Health Nutrition within the School of Public Health provides new collaborative opportunities. The department offers an accredited B.S. dietetics program and an M.S. coordinated dietetic internship program. With the overall growth in the department, faculty and student diversity has increased. The department especially encourages those to apply who are eager to teach, conduct research, and advise in an environment committed to diversity.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 50

% Teaching 40

% Service 5

% Administration 5

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/05/2018

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 08/15/2019

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor. The 9-month tenure track appointment will begin on August 15, 2019. We are seeking applicants with expertise in behavioral sciences at the individual, policy, systems and/or environmental levels as it relates to nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention. Candidates with a research focus in the priority areas of dissemination and implementation science; innovative behavioral or environmental intervention strategies and methodology; food systems and sustainability; or systems science are encouraged to apply. All areas of community/public health nutrition will be considered, with emphasis on the candidate’s capability of directing an innovative and impactful research program. The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded interdisciplinary research program, to integrate their research into existing Department and University priority areas, and to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The position will have outstanding Department and College of Health and Human Sciences support, strong research and teaching infrastructure, and access to collaborative opportunities both within CSU and with its partners, including the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

•Ph.D., Dr.P.H. or other doctoral degree in nutrition, public health, social and behavioral sciences or a closely related field •Postdoctoral experience or equivalent professional training •Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications of original research •Grant writing experience •Experience in conducting observational, behavioral, intervention, and/or policy studies or complex systems methods that impact or explain diet-related outcomes and human health

Preferred Job Qualifications

•Minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral training •Documented evidence of ability to attract research funding •Research expertise in a priority area •Evidence of interdisciplinary research and capacity for successful collaboration •Record of effective teaching and mentorship •Ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

•Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring


The successful candidate will teach courses in the Nutrition and Food Science undergraduate major and the Nutrition Graduate Specialization. This position will also mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Percentage Of Time 40

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborations within and outside the University.

Percentage Of Time 50

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service/Outreach/Engagement


The successful candidate will be expected to perform relevant department, college and university service. Significant relevant professional service will be anticipated such as manuscript and grant reviewing, as well as professional committee service commensurate with this career stage.

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to attend meetings and serve on faculty committees.

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents