Assistant/Associate Professor

Assistant/Associate Professor

Human Nutrition

Ball State University


A full time tenure line position is available in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the Nutrition Area at Ball State University effective August 19, 2013.The position has a primary focus on human nutrition.


The Foods and Nutrition Area includes an undergraduate DPD (didactic program in dietetics) program, an ACEND-approved dietetic internship, and a graduate program in nutrition and dietetics.  Courses taught will include graduate and undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: nutrition assessment, medical nutrition therapy, lifecycle nutrition, nutrition biochemistry, or community nutrition. The standard teaching load for faculty working toward tenure is 9 semester hours with a research load of 3 hours.


The major focus of the position includes: (1) background, knowledge, and skills in the areas of nutrition biochemistry, clinical nutrition including nutrition assessment, or community nutrition; (2) ability to develop and maintain a line of research and to acquire external funding; (3) ability to direct graduate students; and (4) willingness to work cooperatively with faculty and staff to foster curriculum development, implementation, and assessment.


Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in nutrition or closely related field completed on or before August 19, 2013.  Must be a Registered Dietitian in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  At least one advanced degree in human nutrition.  Evidence of potential to establish a scholarly research agenda and secure external funding.  Evidence of potential to mentor graduate students.  Effective oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work cooperatively and interact effectively with faculty and staff to contribute to the strategic plan for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the College of Applied Sciences and Technology, and Ball State University.

 Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of competence and potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Evidence of scholarship through refereed publications and presentations.  Evidence of successful grantsmanship.  Significant professional experience in the field of nutrition.

Successful involvement with professional organizations within the discipline.

 Terms and Conditions of Appointment:  Tenure-track position for the academic year with the possibility of summer employment when available.  Tenure is granted on the basis of excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service in a professional capacity.  Send letter of application, resume, three original letters of recommendation, samples of written work, and official university transcripts to Dr. Nicolle Fernandes, Human Nutrition Search Committee Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, AT 150, Ball State University, Muncie, IN., 47306.  Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions and application documents may be emailed to

Muncie, IN
Publicaton Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:00am
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