Position Summary

Position Description

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist position in the agency’s Nutrition unit which is located in the Department of Nutrition The individual selected for this 12-month, non-tenure track position will provide statewide leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs targeted towards diet-related chronic disease prevention. We seek a strong candidate who will use evaluation, implementation science, and community level intervention strategies to assess the impact of nutrition interventions (education, policy, system, environmental change) on community and individual health outcomes. A detailed list of responsibilities is described in the link below.


Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in community nutrition, public health, public policy, health psychology, community psychology, or a related field. At least one degree must be in nutrition. Applicant should have a minimum of three years of professional experience, demonstrated ability to seek and/or obtain external funding, and experience in using various technologies (social media, online learning, etc.) to facilitate communication of food and nutrition information to the public and to professionals. Experience in conducting applied research in nutrition is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Dietitian and bilingual skills (Spanish) are preferred.

Contact Name

Dr. Beth Racine

Contact Email


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