Assistant/Associate Professor

Illinois State University in Illinois

Date Posted August 20, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Assistant/Associate Professor
Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is seeking team-oriented candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) beginning on August 16, 2015. The anticipated appointment is 75% teaching and 25% research/scholarly activity.

Required: Applicants must have a Doctorate in Food, Nutrition, Dietetics or closely related field prior to March, 2016. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a variety of courses in 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.

Preferred: Previous teaching experience in dietetics courses, professional experience, current publication record, and R.D. status are preferred. Active participation in relevant academic or professional organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is also desired.

Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in an ACEND-accredited dietetics program, develop a focused area of scholarship, advise graduate students, provide service to the University and profession, and supervise undergraduate and graduate professional practice students. In addition, the opportunity exists to coordinate an established Didactic Program in Dietetics.   
Salary and rank are commensurate with professional experience, accomplishments, and preparation. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of eight departments in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers four professional undergraduate sequences [Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; Apparel, Merchandising and Design; Interior and Environmental Design; and Human Development and Family Resources]. The department also offers an NCATE accredited Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher Education program and has a comprehensive M.S./M.A. program which includes a Dietetic Internship and Child Life options. The FCS Department houses three accredited programs including: undergraduate DPD program (ACEND), graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND), undergraduate interior design (CIDA). The Department has approximately 500 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, 20 full-time and 3 part-time faculty, a full-time academic advisor, 2 civil service personnel and an affiliated Child Care Center. Currently there are approximately 125 FND undergraduate majors. The Department is undergoing a complete renovation of its Culinary Arts Lab. Students and faculty members also have the opportunity to participate in international study tours.

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 comprehensive university 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.

Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 130,000 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, Mitsubishi, 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 was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live.  

Initial review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting number 0706401 at and additionally send 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) by October 1, 2014 to Ms. Cathy Bess, FND Search, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; Campus Box 5060, Normal, IL  61790-5060; E-mail:; Phone:  309/438-2852 or Fax 309/438-5659.  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.