Assistant/Associate Professor, Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics - Illinois State University

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is seeking team-oriented candidates for a tenure-track position (open rank) in the Food and Nutrition Management sequence of the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) program beginning on August 16, 2017. The anticipated appointment is 75% teaching and 25% research/scholarly activity. In addition to teaching and research, a primary responsibility of this position will be to further develop the new Food and Nutrition Management sequence.


Required: Doctoral degree in Hospitality, Food Service Systems Management, Nutrition, or closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 15, 2018 will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach in the following areas: principles of food preparation, food service management, hospitality, food planning, marketing & cost control, quantity foods, and food science, within the Food and Nutrition Management sequence of a Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics program. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of or potential for research and publication in scholarly journals in the discipline. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.  For consideration for appointment at the ranks of associate professor or professor, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.

Preferred: A broad background in food, food management, food systems and nutrition with expertise to teach in a range of areas at all levels of the curriculum. Teaching experience, professional experience in food and beverage management, and a record of publication in discipline-specific scholarly journals. Active participation in relevant academic or professional organizations such as Global Hospitality Educators, the Foodservice Systems Management Education Council, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, or Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is also desired.


Take primary responsibility for the development and growth of a two-year old Food and Nutrition Management sequence, teach undergraduate/graduate courses in a newly-renovated state-of-the-art foods lab, develop a focused area of scholarship, advise graduate students, provide service to the University and profession, and supervise undergraduate and graduate professional practice students. 

Salary Rank and Tenure

Salary is commensurate with professional experience and preparation.  This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.

The Department

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology ( The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers five professional undergraduate programs [Fashion Design and Merchandising; Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; Human Development and Family Science; Interior Design; and FCS Teacher Education]. The department also offers a comprehensive M.S./M.A. program, including a Dietetic Internship sequence and a Child Life option. The FCS Department houses four accredited programs including: undergraduate interior design (CIDA), undergraduate Teacher Education program (NCATE), undergraduate DPD program (ACEND), and a graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND). The Department has approximately 625 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, 21 full-time and 2 part-time faculty, a full-time academic advisor, 3 civil service personnel and an affiliated Child Care Center. Currently there are approximately 230 FND undergraduate majors.

Illinois State University

A small-college experience with large-university opportunities.
Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial new dimension to the state’s system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educating Illinois 2013-2018, we have committed our resources to realizing five core values: Individualized Attention, Public Opportunity, Active Pursuit of Learning, Diversity, and Creative Response to Change. By acting on these values, we believe we will create a learning environment that will result in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For more information about Illinois State University, visit For the second year in a row, Illinois State University was recently named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance, confidence in senior leadership, respect and appreciation, teaching environment, and clarity in the tenure process.

Bloomington Normal Community

Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington has also been recognized on CNNMoney’s list of the 100 Best Places to Live. For more information about the area, visit

Application and Deadlines

Initial review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting number 0708557 at and include a letter of application describing experience and fit with the position; vita; and the names and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email) before October 10, 2016. The Department’s Web site:

Illinois State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.

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