Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist – Human Nutrition

Purpose:

The Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist of Human Nutrition (Extension Specialist – Human Nutrition) holds a faculty appointment in the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University (VSU) and will provide leadership and coordination in developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective and integrated Human Nutrition Program, including research, extension, and teaching (academics). The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating nationally recognized and impact-driven research-based extension educational programs in their field of expertise related to the national and state identified program areas. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist of Human Nutrition (Extension Specialist – Human Nutrition) holds a faculty appointment in the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University (VSU) and will provide leadership and coordination in developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective and integrated Human Nutrition Program, including research, extension, and teaching (academics). The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating nationally recognized and impact-driven research-based extension educational programs in their field of expertise related to the national and state identified program areas. 

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited university in human nutrition, nutritional science, health promotion, food and nutrition, dietetics, or closely related field. Knowledge and understanding of Extension organization, operation, philosophy, and objectives is preferred. Evidence of effective teaching ability and skills in university and/or community based programs. Demonstrated ability to adapt programmatic needs to various platform delivery software systems (Cisco WebEx, Zoom, etc.). Knowledge of marketing and promotional advertising materials related to respective area. Experience in developing publications, including journal articles, and technical reports. Ability to create and facilitate informative extension programs for various audiences. Ability to interact and communicate written/orally between federal, state, university, and county clientele. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member. Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion of underserved audiences. Ability to identify and apply assessment tools and/or methods to aid in determining successful learning outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience with the Land-Grant University system. Experience with implementing applied research activities related to respective program area/interest. Prior extension programming experience is preferred; but not mandatory.

Special Requirements:

1. Letter of Interest (via cover letter)

2. Current Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae

3. Complete Commonwealth of Virginia State Application

4. Transcripts of Graduate & Post-Graduate degrees (Unofficial transcripts accepted, however, official transcripts are required for finalist)

5. (3) Letters of recommendation (Via mail address below)

 

Mail to: Letters of Recommendation
Virginia State University
College of Agriculture
Human Resources Liaison
P.O. Box 9081
Virginia State University, VA 23806

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Virginia State University will accept applications through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS) at https://jobs.virginia.gov. E-mailed, faxed and mailed applications will not be accepted. 

The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

Position is Restricted Due To Funding Sources

Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply! 

Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Position Number
FO372

Salary Range
Salary will be commensurate with Education and Experience

Appointment Date
Open until Filled