Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 012000 - Food Sci Nutrition Hlth Promo
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Area of Specialization:

Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

9-month tenure-track position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Follow all policies and procedures of the University. These policies can be found in the Academic Operating Policy and Procedures (AOP) Manual as policy 13.03.
2. Performance will be at least satisfactory in the areas of teaching, research, and service as defined by the University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess an earned doctorate in Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Community Health Education, or a related field that positions the candidate to prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential. (See CHES roles and responsibilities from the National Council for Health Education Credentialing here: Candidates should have the potential and/ or demonstrated ability for successful performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should also have the experience and/or desire to teach in one or more of the following areas: health education/ health promotion program design, implementation and evaluation, epidemiology, cultural competency, health communications, social marketing, health behavior theory, or community health. Potential and/or demonstrated ability to secure external funding and potential/ demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals is required.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

ABDs will be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Earned certification or eligibility for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) or
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®)
• Teaching experience in distance learning modalities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Applicants must have the ability to develop a research program in their area of interest with extramural funding, teach in various areas of nutrition, have people skills needed to advise both undergraduate and graduate students in the field, as well as work with a diverse, international student population and faculty.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicant should apply online at and should also send cover letter; official transcripts of all graduate work; curriculum vitae; and name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of three professional references to:

Dr. David Buys
Search Chair
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion;
Mississippi State University,
Mail Stop 9805,
Mississippi State, MS 39762

A review and evaluation of applications will begin October of 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please redact all social security numbers on transcripts before submission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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