Professor of Food Science
Iowa State University
United States

Position Title:

Professor of Practice



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) seeks applicants for a Professor of Practice position. The position will be 85% teaching with primary responsibility for teaching and supporting undergraduate courses across culinary food science, dietetics, and hospitability management programs, and 15% service within the department and college. The incumbent will be expected to provide timely feedback to students, create an inclusive class environment, develop and update course content, and create course material including lectures, assignments, and exams. Continual improvement of teaching skills through participation in workshops and trainings provided by CELT, the department, and other professional organizations is expected. Additionally, participation in peer evaluation of teaching quality and impact and interaction with colleagues to develop and improve the curriculum and support student progress is expected. Incumbent will be familiar with computer programs such as Microsoft, Adobe. Etc.


This is a term faculty position for an initial term of one semester. Renewal of the position for additional term(s) is possible with satisfactory performance and available funding. Iowa State has a well-defined advancement structure for term faculty.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management or related fields

  • 20+ years of teaching experience in coursework related to culinary arts, culinary food science, and/or hospitality management

  • Experience with program accreditation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Fine Dining course implementation

  • Experience in Study Abroad and/or Student Exchange programs


Department Description:

Food Science and Human Nutrition is a comprehensive academic program with undergraduate majors in dietetics, nutritional science, food science, culinary food science, and nursing. The department is supported by the College of Human Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Our graduate programs include MS and Ph.D. options in both Nutritional Sciences and Food Science and Technology, concurrent BS/MS in Diet and Exercise, and BS in Food Science/MBA as well as an online Master in Dietetics. Inter-professional educational opportunities are valued and promoted. FSHN values student-centered learning and provide professional development opportunities related to instructional pedagogy, educational technology, and distance learning. The department hosts excellent facilities including BSL-2 laboratories and supporting microbiological equipment, access to pilot-scale processing facilities, and a wide range of biological analytical equipment and resources


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Proposed Start Date:

January 2, 2024



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

May 15, 2024



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Full consideration is guaranteed for applications received by December 19th, 2023. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition Number R13630. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) A cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications
2) A curriculum vitae

3) A statement of teaching philosophy and interests

4) Names and complete contact information for three references

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

December 12, 2023




Posting Close Date:



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