Assistant or Associate Professor - Food & Nutrition

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


The Food and Nutrition Program at Bowling Green State University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition. This is a 9-month tenure track position in the bargaining unit. Applicants must have expertise in food science, nutrition science, or a related field.
The Food and Nutrition Program is in the Department of Public and Allied Health, which is in the College of Health and Human Services. The Department of Public and Allied Health supports undergraduate and graduate degrees in Allied Health, Health Services Administration, Medical Laboratory Science, and Public Health. More information is available on the web at:
As a Public University for the Public Good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs.
Guided by Forward , the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in in-demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of Nursing , School of Physical Therapy , School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science and engineering fields.
For the fourth year in a row, The Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest that students would choose again. BGSU also holds the Wall Street Journal distinction of being the No. 1 university in Ohio – public or private – for student experience.

Essential Functions

Teach food science, nutrition science, and/or metabolism courses in the undergraduate Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences degree programs, as well as the Master of Food and Nutrition and Dietetic Internship programs. Establish a record of high-quality research/instruction, obtain grants/awards, publish manuscripts, participate on academic committees, advise students, supervise graduate students, and provide professional service through community engagement and professional societies.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned academic doctorate in food science, nutrition, dietetics, or a closely related field; advanced ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the degree by the end of the first year of employment.
A demonstrated record of scholarship, as evidenced by peer reviewed publications, technical reports, and/or grants. RD/RDN is preferred but not required. The preferred candidates will have expertise in food science, nutrition science, or nutrition metabolism. Online teaching experience is preferred.

Additional Information

Application Materials Required 
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information of three professional references
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Description of research plan
Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for candidates invited for in-person interviews.
Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.
BGSU policy requires finalist to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.
Application Deadline 
Deadline to apply is April 27, 2024. 
Salary & Benefits 
Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email [email protected] .

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