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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance

Posted on 9/13/2018

Position Announcement
Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences
Assistant Professor – Exercise Physiology
Florida State University

Two (2) Open Positions

The Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences in the College of Human Sciences at Florida State University is hiring two new faculty positions in Exercise Physiology. The Department is recruiting physiologists at the rank of Assistant Professor to develop an extramurally funded research program that will strengthen and complement the Department’s ongoing research activity in the areas of, but not limited to, aging, obesity, and chronic disease. The salary and startup package are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in physiology or related discipline, and significant postdoctoral training. Applicants must demonstrate a strong publication record in peer-reviewed, scientific journals as well as evidence of extramural support for research activities, as well as a record of achievement in teaching and service. Candidates must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful applicant will be expected to: (1) develop/maintain a nationally and internationally recognized extramurally funded research program, and (2) contribute to the Department’s teaching and service efforts at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of expertise. Additionally, the applicant is expected to recruit and mentor graduate students.

The Department, College and University:
Applicants are encouraged to explore the College of Human Sciences web site for more information about the Department and College. The department offers undergraduate majors in Nutrition, Dietetics, Food, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training. Graduate degrees at the master’s and doctoral level in Nutrition, Food Science and Exercise Physiology. We have strong collaborative relationships with the College of Medicine, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and the Institute of Successful Longevity. The department also is home to the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging and the Institute of Sports Sciences & Medicine. The applicant will also have access to various core facilities within the university.

Florida State University holds the Carnegie Research University designation as a very high research activity institution. It is located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee. Florida State University has been officially designated as a preeminent research university by the Florida Legislature as a result of having met a set of rigorous benchmarks.

The University serves a culturally-diverse student population of over 42,000. The history of Florida State University can be accessed online at

Application Procedure:
Apply online at to Job ID 44119 and be prepared to upload (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of future research plan, and (4) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. All applications will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018.

Michael J. Ormsbee, Ph.D., FACSM, Search Committee Chair
Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Florida State University 430 Sandels Building, 120 Convocation Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1493
Phone: (850) 644-1829, Fax: (850) 644-4961; Email:

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