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Food Science and Human Nutrition TT Assistant Professor Search

2013 October 10
by Paul Mabrey

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

College of Health and Human Sciences

Colorado State University

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level with research and teaching interests in bioactive food components, phytochemicals or related areas AND their relation to human health.

Salary, Rank and Appointment

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Rank is tenure-track, Assistant Professor with a nine-month appointment. Start Date – August 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the department’s website at


  • ·         Conduct independent and collaborative research
  • ·         Teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses
  • ·         Direct and mentor graduate students; mentor undergraduate students (e.g. Honors students, Howard Hughes, Research Scholars)
  • ·         Perform relevant academic and professional service



  • ·         Completed doctorate at time of appointment in Food Science, Nutrition or related scientific disciplines
  • ·         Evidence of success or potential for success in the development of an externally funded research program as                     demonstrated by current publications and/or grant submissions/support
  • ·         Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills


  • ·         Post-doctoral experience
  • ·         Skills that not only compliment current departmental research and teaching strengths but that can also be used to develop an emphasis in bioactive food components and human health
  • ·         Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities
  • ·         University-level teaching experience including previous experience in new course development


  • ·         Establish an independent, collaborative and externally funded research program in bioactive food components, food chemistry, food biochemistry, functional foods, phytochemicals and/or nutraceuticals as related to human health
  • ·         Establish research collaborations both within and outside the Department of Food Science and with Departments such as Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, University of Colorado Health Sciences, Colorado School of Public Health, Soil and Crop Sciences or Chemistry
  • ·         Teach graduate level courses related to bioactive food components, Food Science and Food Safety as well as undergraduate courses in Fermentation Science
  • ·         Advise and mentor undergraduate, masters and doctoral students
  • ·         Work for the common good of the Department, College and University and maintain relationships with students and co-workers based on professionalism and mutual respect, including contributing to the efforts of the Fermentation Science Program

Application Process

Submit: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of your interest in this position and Colorado State University and outlines your immediate and long-term teaching and research goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 2-3 representative publications, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) names and addresses of three references specific to this position (candidates should notify references to send letters directly to search chair) to: Garry Auld, Professor and Search Chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1571; (970) .  Applications must be electronically submitted in PDF format byDecember 2, 2013 for full consideration. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is located in Room 101 Student Services Building. In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.




Colorado State University is a land-grant, Carnegie Research Extensive Institution with a faculty of over 1500 that guides approximately 31,000 students enrolled in professional, graduate and undergraduate programs. Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins at the base of the Rocky Mountains, is committed to building and retaining a high quality faculty that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve.

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is a collegial and supportive group that currently has 20 tenure-track and special appointment faculty that serve approximately 600 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. The department has strong, externally funded research programs in molecular and cellular nutrition, community nutrition, and food science/safety; it was recently ranked 8th nationally in research productivity among Departments of Food Science and Nutrition. Substantial laboratory space and shared equipment are available for this position. Research and teaching programs at CSU relevant to this position include:  Crops for Health, the Specialty Crops Research Grant Program, the Organic Agriculture Program, Fermentation Science, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Food Science and Safety.


Fort Collins is a midsize city of approximately 130,000 located in northern Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Money magazine ranked Fort Collins as the “Best Place to Live” in America in 2006.

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