Job Details


The Oklahoma State University Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a qualified candidate for a tenure-leading faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research program that complements and expands existing areas of expertise in the Department of Nutritional Sciences related to Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, or Nutrition Policy Analysis. This 9-month position has an anticipated start date of August 2021 (contingent upon available funding). In addition to a competitive benefits package, the salary is commensurate with candidate qualifications and experience.


  • Earned Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Sciences or related field is required.
  • Additional credential (e.g., RDN or MPH) is desirable.
  • Assistant Professor Level:
    -Evidence of strong potential in instruction. Willingness/ability to teach both large undergraduate courses and small graduate courses as needed by the Department of Nutritional Sciences.
    -Evidence of strong potential for productivity in research, publishing, and ability to secure funding to support scholarly activities.
  • Willingness/ability to participate in and/or develop collaborative teams with other faculty in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and/or other faculty at OSU.


Major responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct extramurally supported nutrition research that complements or extends existing departmental research foci.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Public Health Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, and/or Research Design and Methodologies commonly used in nutrition-related research.
  • Advise undergraduate research scholars and graduate students. Direct/supervise and mentor M.S. and Ph.D. degree candidates
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with interdisciplinary research teams to advance the teaching, research, and service/outreach mission of the Department and University.
  • Participate in professional activities and serve on appropriate committees in the Department, College, University, and profession.
  • Collaborate with, and lend support to, Cooperative Extension and contribute to outreach activities of the University.


The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a comprehensive educational experience for 500 undergraduate and 60 graduate students who are interested in promoting the health and wellness of individuals as well as communities through the prevention and treatment of disease. As a major in Nutritional Sciences, students can declare options in Allied Health, Human
Nutrition/Pre-Medical Sciences, Dietetics, and Community Nutrition. Working with master’s degree and doctoral students, our graduate faculty are preparing the next generation of nutritional scientists. Our dietetic interns earn master’s degrees before completing their rotations. Faculty members working with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services affect the lives of individual Oklahomans for the better by applying research findings to real-life settings in homes, schools, and businesses.


The College of Education and Human Sciences is home to three Departments and four Schools. As a partner with the Division of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Education and Human Sciences has access to Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station funding and Family and Consumer Sciences educators in Oklahoma’s 77 counties.


OSU is a comprehensive land-grant institution with an enrollment of ~22,000 students and is committed to excellence in instruction, research, and outreach. In addition to the main campus in Stillwater, OSU also has campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Okmulgee. Stillwater, a city of ~49,000 residents, is situated 65 miles from Oklahoma City and Tulsa and 250 miles from Dallas and Kansas City. A variety of activities are available on campus and in the community including music, drama,
art, speakers, outdoor recreation, and sporting events. OSU, Americas Healthiest Campus, offers employees free membership to the Colvin Recreation Center and Seretean Wellness Center.

For more information, please go to (for OSU) or (for the City of Stillwater).


December 1, 2020


August 2021


Applications will be accepted online at Please search for requisition number 8569 (req8569). Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  •  Letter of Application/ Cover Letter (2-page maximum) describing relevant professional experience for this position.
  •  Contact information for three references including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.

To ensure consideration for this position, application materials must be received by December 1, 2020, though the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


For questions about the position, contact: 
Dr. Stephen Clarke
(405) 744-5040

                         For questions about the application process, contact: 
OSU Human Resources

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).