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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

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Position: Assistant Professor 


Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition


This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 50% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 50% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The candidate is expected to have expertise in human nutrition and metabolism (or related fields), and to develop or continue a strong research program focusing on nutrition-related health and disease. Research that utilizes artificial intelligence is a plus. Teaching will include graduate-level courses in macro- or micronutrients and an undergraduate laboratory course. The candidate is expected to develop online and in-person courses. The candidate is encouraged to participate in and lead seminars. The faculty member will be expected to participate in undergraduate education and advising, chair graduate committees, serve on other graduate committees, supervise thesis and dissertation research, and supervise undergraduate and postdoctoral research and publish with their graduate students. Tenure will accrue in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. The candidate will acquire contract and grant funding to actively support their programs. The successful candidate is encouraged to engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education.

Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Assistant Professor Search and Screen Committee Meeting

Department: Food Science & Human Nutrition

Location: Zoom (link provided upon request)

Date & Time: Thursday, May 27, 2021; 10:30am

Contact: James Collins, Committee Chair,, 352-294-3749

Assistant Professor Interview w/Diana Taft – September 29, 2021; @ 2 pm via Zoom

For Zoom link - Please contact James Collins, Committee Chair,

Job Description doc - Assistant Professor Posting Sep 2021

Career Opportunities at FSHN

Application Process:

Prospective applicants must follow the application procedure online through the link below.

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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 SciencesDietetics, 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 accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. After 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 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 is a member of The Association of American Universities. IFAS includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Florida Sea Grant program, and encompasses 16 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 organizations.