Assistant/Associate Professor in Food and Nutrition Management
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Normal, IL 61790-1300
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is seeking team-oriented candidates for a tenure-track position in the Food and Nutrition Management sequence of the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) program beginning on August 16, 2020.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
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, 2021 will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach in the following areas: restaurant operations, food service management, hospitality, food planning, marketing & cost control, quantity foods, or similar courses 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 rank of associate professor, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarship.
Preferred: Teaching experience, professional experience in food and beverage management, or a record of publication in discipline-specific scholarly journals. Active participation in relevant academic or professional organizations such as the Foodservice Systems Management Education Council, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, or Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is also preferred.
Within the Food and Nutrition Management sequence, teach undergraduate/graduate courses in a 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 of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology (www.cast.illinoisstate.edu). 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 553 undergraduate and 62 graduate students, 21 full-time and 11 part-time faculty, a full-time academic advisor, 2 civil service staff and an affiliated Child Care Center. Currently there are approximately 135 FND undergraduate majors.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
A small-college experience with large-university opportunities.
Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial 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, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate Connect Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results 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 the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was 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; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, 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. Business Insider ranked Normal tenth in Top College Towns in 2017. USA Today named it #3 of the Top 25 Small College Towns in America in 2016. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).