Assistant Professor - Sports Nutrition (9-month salaried)

Position: The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Florida State University seeks candidates for a full-time (9 month) tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sports Nutrition. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that will strengthen and complement the department’s ongoing research activity. Preference will be given to applicants conducting research related to nutrition and diet with regards to improving health and physical performance; warfighter or first responder performance/resilience; and/or female physiology. The salary and startup package are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in nutrition, exercise physiology, or related discipline and have significant postdoctoral training or postgraduate experience. The applicant must demonstrate a record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and evidence of extramural support for research activities.

 

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to: (1) develop/maintain a nationally and internationally recognized extramurally funded research program, (2) contribute to the department’s teaching and service efforts at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (3) recruit and mentor graduate students, and (4) contribute to the mission of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine.

 

The Department, College, Institute of Sports Sciences & Medicine, and University: Applicants are encouraged to explore the College of Health and Human Sciences website (https://healthandhumansciences.fsu.edu) for more information about the department and college. The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology is the 6th largest department at Florida State University (FSU) with 1,250 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate majors in Nutrition & Dietetics, Food Science, Exercise Physiology, and Athletic Training. The department offers graduate degrees at the Master’s level in Sports Nutrition, Nutrition & Food Science, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Sciences. The department also offers graduate degrees at the doctoral level in Nutrition & Food Science and Exercise Physiology. The faculty in the department have expertise in nutrition, exercise physiology, and food sciences with areas of research interest related to nutritional supplementation, nutrient timing, the role of functional foods and gut microbiome in chronic diseases, food safety, obesity, aging, cardiovascular and skeletal muscle physiology, cancer, smoking/vaping and alcohol abuse.

The Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine is a research facility with key stakeholders in the College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Athletics, and College of Medicine. Florida State University holds the Carnegie Research University designation as a very high research activity institution. It is located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee. Florida State University has been officially designated as a preeminent research university by the Florida Legislature as a result of having met a set of rigorous benchmarks. Florida State University is ranked #18 among national public institutions in the last U.S. News and World Report rankings.

The University is located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee and serves a culturally-diverse student population of over 42,000. The history of Florida State University can be accessed online at http://www.ir.fsu.edu/FSU_History.html.

 

Application Procedure: Please submit applications online at https://jobs.fsu.edu. Search Job ID #52903 for this position. Applicants should submit electronically, the following documents (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of future research plans and (4) contact information of at least three professional references. The position is open until filled. All applications will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.

 

Michael J. Ormsbee, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Professor, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
Director, Institute of Sports Sciences & Medicine
Director, NIP Graduate Program
Florida State University
mormsbee@fsu.edu

 

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer (http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf).

Adjunct Faculty

The Department of Human Development & Family Science invites applications for instructors to serve as adjunct faculty for undergraduate courses. Adjunct faculty may teach up to 4 courses a semester and are paid by the course.

Possible courses to be taught include:

Child Development, Child Guidance, Adolescent Development, Adult Development and Aging, Life Span Development, Research Methods, Public Policy, Family Relationships

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s degree in HDFS, family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, or a related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D. in HDFS, family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, or a related field.

Prior teaching experience.

TO APPLY

Please submit a CV and cover letter to:  Dr. Gregory J. Harris, gjharris@fsu.edu

Screening of applications will begin immediately.