Career Opportunities in FSHN
- Prospective applicants must follow application procedure online through the link below.
no phone calls, or walk-ins.
About our Department, College, and University
The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is a large, interdisciplinary unit within Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida, and is comprised of three undergraduate majors:
Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, and Food Science. The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department has
nearly 25 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate assistants, and 600 undergraduate students. Our programs are
completing undergraduate degrees, our students typically move on to employment in the food industry or
healthcare settings, graduate or professional programs. We have a strong record of excellent placement of our
graduate students in industry, professional organizations, academia and government.
Our faculty has trained at institutions from around the world; they have been widely successful in their teaching, research, and extension
efforts. Throughout our programs in food science, nutrition, and dietetics, our faculty is recognized nationally
and internationally as experts in their respective fields. The faculty conduct research, teaching and extension
programs in a broad range of areas, including trace element transport, food safety and microbiology, pre- and
probiotics, obesity prevention and treatment, phytochemical characterization, fruit and juice processing,
micronutrient metabolism and many other areas. Graduate level programs are competitive and provide the
opportunity for graduate student mentorship.
The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution,
encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 53,000
students. The University of Florida has recently been named one of the top 10 public universities in America
by U.S. News and World Report (UF Top Ten Announcement). UF is a member of The Association of
American Universities. IFAS (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine
on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout
the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida
Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). IFAS employs over
2500 people, which includes approximately 900 faculty and 1200 support personnel located in Gainesville and
throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education