Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for a tenure-track (probationary) Assistant or Associate Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition in the Department of Family Consumer Science. The Department seeks applicants to teach a variety of dietetics courses, which will typically include food science, experimental food science, food and culture, and food policy. The successful incumbent will be expected to contribute to the dietetics program and to student growth and development through advising and mentoring. In addition, s/he will be expected to participate in service to department, college, university, and community, as well as engage in continuing professional development, and conduct scholarly activity.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university’s additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)
This position will advise undergraduate majors.
This position will supervise/advise graduate students.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Food Science, Experimental Foods, Food and Culture, and Food Policy.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate courses in Dietetics and Family Consumer Science Education.
Doctorate or terminal degree in Nutrition, Food Science or other closely related field; ABD will be considered. (If ABD, degree must be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by August 22, 2022.)
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Experience in teaching and planning food lab courses.
Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of students.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching college or university-level classes.
Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom and/or online course delivery.
Experience with advising and mentoring students.
Demonstrated willingness to participate in accreditation, program review, and/or assessment processes.
Participate in Family Consumer Science Department activities and contribute to program and course development.
Demonstrated service to the discipline at local, state, or national levels.
Demonstrated success or strong potential for productivity in research, grant writing, creative activity and scholarship.
Evidence of scholarly activity, including publications and/or professional presentations.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
The Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato is a comprehensive program offering undergraduate degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, Child Development Family Studies and FCS Education. For more information about the FCS Department at MSU, Mankato, please visit our website at https://ahn.mnsu.edu/academic-programs/family-consumer-science/
Mankato is a city of approximately 50,000 located one hour southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. This position is a full-time, 9-month appointment.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.