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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Careers at FSHN

Career Opportunities at FSHN

Application Process:

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

To see job descriptions and apply online please visit the UF job site portal or type in https://jobs.ufl.edu.


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.