Careers at FSHN
Job Openings At FSHN
UF/IFAS is searching for the next chair of the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Department has 32 campus faculty, two off-campus faculty, four affiliate faculty, and 36 staff positions in teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), and Extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service and Florida Sea Grant Program) support. The Department supports county Extension faculty conducting educational programs addressing issues in food safety and human nutrition. In addition to institutional funding, grants and contracts (averaging between $4-9M annually) provide strong support of FSHN programs.
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by May 15, 2023. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.
This position will be filled by August 16, 2023, or as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. The salary for the Department Chair will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:
Please refer to Requisition # 525933
Dr. Brian E. Myers
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Agricultural Education and Communication
305 Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: (352) 392-0502
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF.
Career Opportunities at FSHN
Prospective applicants must follow the application procedure online through the link below.
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 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.