Assistant Professor (Human Nutrition and Food)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • May 19, 2022
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Assistant Professor (Human Nutrition and Food)

Job Title
Assistant Professor (Human Nutrition and Food)

Prairie View A&M University

Ag. Nutrition & Human Ecology

Proposed Minimum Salary
$5,833.33 monthly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

This full-time tenured/tenure-track position is available in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and primarily responsible for teaching and advising students in Human Nutrition.

  • Teach undergraduate level courses in Human Nutrition and Food (HUNF). Advise undergraduate students and work with student organizations.
  • Develop research collaboration both within and across disciplines
  • Implement research relative to nutrition, dietetics, food science and/or food systems management and publish results of this research in refereed journals.
  • Seek and acquire externally funded grants and contracts for relevant research projects.
  • Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, college, university, community, and professional organizations.
  • Assist with the recruitment of students into the HUNF program.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. in nutrition, food systems, dietetics, or a closely related field.
  • Preferably, candidates must have at least 1-2 years minimum experience of teaching at the undergraduate and or graduate level.
  • A record of publications in refereed journals.
  • Experience engaging in nutrition research.
  • Previous or current external funding as PI or Co-PI

Preferred Experience:
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Eligible to be credentialed to practice in the State of Texas (the hire must be credentialed within 6 months of appointment)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • The successful applicant must also demonstrate proficiency and commitment to high-quality classroom instruction, new course development, and contribute to program development and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate support of professional organizations in the discipline
  • A strong record of training and experience engaging and supporting diverse populations in education, research, and practice.

Job Posting Close Date:
  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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