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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge
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Posted: 11/9/2017
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition (Tenured-Track/Tenure)

The undergraduate programs in SNFS offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in dietetics with about 150 students, food science and technology with about 20 students, nutrition, health and society, with about 25 students and nutrition or food science pre-medical majors with about 35 students. 

The graduate program offers M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition and Food Sciences and is highly competitive in selection of graduate applicants.  LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state and is the public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity.  Among a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems. Ample opportunities are available for professional development and experiential learning exist from study abroad, service learning, internships, undergraduate research, off-site training, co-ops and participation at scientific conferences. 

LSU and LSU AgCenter maintain state-of-the-art research facilities and faculty have access to extensive infrastructure and collaborative opportunities within the School and across campus.  Enriched by Louisiana's natural and cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana's flagship university prepares students to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative and educational challenges that confront us locally and globally.  Learning together, the students who begin their intellectual journey with us and the faculty whose research translates discovery into purpose make LSU a beacon of excellence. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

(35%) Leadership of Didactic Program in Dietetics (LSU College of Agriculture)

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD); to assure that ACEND accreditation standards, policies, and procedures be met; to administer the DPD by coordinating decisions regarding the admission and progress of undergraduate students in the program; and to implement ongoing assessments of the DPD program including student learning outcomes and retention data.

(25%) Instruction/Teaching (LSU College of Agriculture)

  • Teach undergraduate courses for the DPD program and a graduate multi-disciplinary course
  • Recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

(5%) Other (LSU College of Agriculture)

  • Additional duties and/or special projects may be incorporated into this position depending on the duties, skills and experience of the individual selected.

(35%) Research (LSU Agricultural Center)

  • Conduct and publish research and/or scholarly work.
  • Write and secure extremal funding.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in nutrition, dietetics, or related area, registered dietitian and a minimum of three years of professional experience as an RD post-credentialing.  Experience with Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accreditation is preferred.  Candidates for Doctoral degree may apply; degree must be conferred by hire date.   

Preferred Qualifications:  Expertise in curriculum and program development, analysis, and evaluation is preferred.  Possess the capability to develop an independent, externally-funded research program and publish/present research; demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to areas of expertise; ability to build collaborations and report impact; ability to be highly effective in a diverse, inter-disciplinary, collaborative, high performing work environment; ability to work effectively and collegially with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students; and engagement in effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  LSU has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.  Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.  Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is selected

For questions, contact:  

Jennifer Marceaux
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
293 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Telephone:  (225) 578-1509; Fax:  (225) 578-4443 


Special Instructions: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching 1) letter addressing applicant's interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of accomplishments; 4) future plans relevant to this position; 5) academic transcripts; and 6) names and contact information only of three references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited for finalists.

Posting Date:  November 1, 2017

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled if No Date Specified  

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

EEO Statement:  LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed