Assistant to Associate Professor in Nutrition Sciences, R.D. - Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition Sciences program.

POSITION: Assistant to Associate Professor in Nutrition Sciences, R.D.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate degree in Nutrition Sciences or closely related field; registered dietitian; member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics; established research agenda addressing the role of diet in health, human behavior or quality of life; professional experience in nutrition/food sciences; eligibility for licensure by the State of Texas; and collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students. Desirable: Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; familiarity with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) standards and accreditation process; supervision of student research; record of research publications and grants; previous collaborations with health-related agencies. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank at the Associate Professor level.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas such as advanced nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition education, food science and medical nutrition therapy; establish and maintain a strong research agenda with scholarly publications in peer-reviewed literature; seek and acquire grants to support research or practical applications; mentor students; supervise practice; participate in relevant professional activities; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2014 and will be accepted until the positions are filled. Submit applications as early as possible to ensure full consideration. Only completed files (with letters of recommendation) will be reviewed.


letter of application (which addresses teaching interests and research program),

current curriculum vitae

official transcripts and

names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation (required before review)

All application documents should be submitted to:

Dr. Janelle Walter
Search Committee Chair, Nutrition Sciences Tenure Track
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346

Email: [email protected], CC: [email protected] (preferred when feasible)

General Information: The Family and Consumer Sciences Department, is one of four anchor units in the newly formed Baylor University College of Health and Human Sciences ( and has approximately 500 undergraduate students with nineteen full-time faculty positions and six part-time/adjunct faculty members. The department is organized in four divisions: Apparel Studies, Child and Family Studies, Interior Design, and Nutrition Sciences. For more information about the department, please visit the Web site at

The Nutrition Sciences program at Baylor is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Nutrition students choose from dietetics (DPD), food service management or pre-health undergraduate curricular emphases. With an 85% match rate for dietetic internships and a 96% pass rate for graduates taking the R.D. registration exam the first time, our undergraduate program is one of the most successful in the country. The Master of Science program is in its third year and a self-study is underway to establish a dietetic internship program through Baylor. Facilities for the Nutrition Sciences Division include the Sunderland Food Sciences Research Lab, Experimental Food Preparation Lab and the Body Composition Lab.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.