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  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition - Tenure Track
    School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

    This position is a 12-month faculty tenure-track position in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences in the LSU College of Agriculture (COA) located in Baton Rouge, LA.  The individual will hold a joint teaching/research appointment between LSU (60% COA funding) and LSU Agricultural Center (40% AgCenter funding).

    Louisiana State University (LSU) is among a handful of distinguished universities that enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status.  The University offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems. Ample collaborative opportunities are available with other programs, including Biological and Agricultural Engineering, SeaGrant, Chemistry, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  Louisiana State University and the LSU Agricultural Center 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.  Louisiana State University represents the largest institution of higher education in the state and is the public university that is designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. 

    The undergraduate programs in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences (SNFS) offer a Bachelor of Science degree with four concentrations including dietetics with approximately 120 students, food sciences with about 30 students, nutrition, health, and society, with about 30 students, and nutrition or food science pre-medical majors, including about 30 students.  The graduate program offers M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition and Food Sciences and is highly competitive in the selection of graduate applicants.  The vision statement of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences (SNFS) is to support the generation, dissemination, and application of basic and applied science of nutrition and food science to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Louisiana, nationally, and globally, and to introduce cost-effective innovation, methodology and technology to the food industry to promote economic development.  

    Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

    (60%) Instruction/Teaching (LSU College of Agriculture)

    • The instructional responsibilities of this position include leadership in undergraduate and graduate education and supporting a culture of excellence in learning. 

    • Classroom teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in nutrition to support concentrations in dietetics, nutrition, health and society, and nutrition pre-medical. 

    • The instructional appointment also includes multi-disciplinary graduate courses in the MS and Ph.D. programs and other instructional activities as needed, such as recruitment, mentoring, advisement of undergraduate and graduate students, and assessment of student performance.  

    • Serve on School, College, and University committees.

    (40%) Research (LSU Agricultural Center)

    • The research responsibilities of this position include the development of a nationally and internationally recognized program in an area such as applied clinical research, pediatric nutrition, nutrition and disease prevention, or molecular nutrition (nutritional biochemistry, nutrigenomics, metabolomics, etc.).  

    • A candidate should possess the capability to develop an independent, externally funded research program and to disseminate research findings.

    • The candidate should have demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to areas of expertise and provide leadership in independent and collaborative research congruent with the SNFS and LSU strategic plan.  

    • Leadership in service to the community is engaged in activities such as peer review, service on academic and scholarly committees, participation in professional societies, and more.

    • Collaboration is encouraged with a team of scientists from LSU, Southern University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and beyond. 

    Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in nutrition, dietetics, or related area. Candidates for Doctoral degree may apply; degree must be conferred by hire date.  Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and credentialing as a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Post-doctoral or other experience beyond the Ph.D.  Experience is highly desired with on-line and flexible teaching, and experiential learning; ability to build collaborations of high 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 ability to engage in effective verbal and written communication; effective interpersonal, and organizational skills. 

    Salary and Benefits: The salary for this tenure track position is to 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.

    Position open until filled. 

    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; Email:      

    Special Instructions: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching 1) letter addressing applicant's interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy and diversity statement; 4) future plans/goals 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.     

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

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


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