Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences: Assoc Prof-Professor in Child/Family Studies, Asst-Assoc Professor in Interior Design, Asst-Assoc Professor in Nutrition Sciences


The Family and Consumer Sciences Department is one of four anchor units in the newly formed Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and has approximately 500 undergraduate students with nineteen full-time faculty positions and six part-time/adjunct faculty members. The department is organized in four divisions: Apparel Studies, Child and Family Studies, Interior Design, and Nutrition Sciences. For more information about the department, please visit the Web site at www.baylor.edu/fcs


Tracking ID#: F010700

POSITION: Associate Professor or Professor in Child and Family Studies

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Earned doctorate degree in Child and Family Studies or closely related field; established program of research with significant record of research publications, grants and scholarly presentations; evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; community and professional service; and collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with colleagues and students.

Desirable: Recognized leadership in the field, previous collaborations with agencies serving children and families; professional practice; Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) or other professional certifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and dual credit courses in child and family studies; establish and maintain an active research agenda related to child and/or family health; mentor students and junior faculty; participate in relevant professional activities; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications (including letters of recommendation) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit:

• letter of application (which addresses teaching interests and research program)

• current curriculum vitae

• official transcripts

• names, addresses and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation (receipt of letters is required before application will be reviewed)

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit to:

Tyler_M_Smith@baylor.edu. cc: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu.

Official transcripts should be submitted to:

Tyler M. Smith, Ph.D., CFLE, Search Committee Chair, CFS
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346
254-710-6261


PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Child and Family Studies program offers students three emphases: child life, child development, and family studies with an approved curriculum option leading to CFLE. The Piper Child Development Center, operated through the FCS department, provides faculty and students with excellent research and observation opportunities. The CFS division also houses the General Family and Consumer Sciences major. The division aspires to develop a graduate program. Currently the program provides courses and faculty support for graduate students in other behavioral science programs on campus.


Tracking ID#: F010692

POSITION: Assistant to Associate Professor in Interior Design

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Terminal degree (PhD, MFA or MID) in interior design or closely-related field; established research and/or creative scholarship agenda; preparation or experience in higher education teaching; collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students; and commitment to CIDA accreditation.

Desirable: Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; record of research publications, grants and/or creative scholarship; NCIDQ and/or LEED certification; professional practice; supervision/mentoring of students; expertise in digital design and fabrication and/or role of design in health and human behavior.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate interior design studios (introductory and advanced) and lecture-based courses; establish and maintain a strong research agenda and/or creative endeavors resulting in peer-reviewed publications and/or juried presentations; mentor/supervise students; participate in relevant professional activities; network with ID professionals; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications (including letters of recommendation) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit:

• letter of application highlighting teaching/ scholarly experiences and candidate fit

• current curriculum vitae

• electronic portfolio of student and/or professional work (storage media or link)

• official transcripts

• names, addresses and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation (receipt of letters is required before application will be reviewed)

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit to:

Michelle_R_Brown@baylor.edu. cc: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu.

Official transcripts and storage media should be submitted to:

Michelle Brown, Search Committee Chair, Interior Design
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346
254-710-6260


PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The program moved into newly renovated facilities in 2011 with a dedicated CAD lab, classrooms, design studios, faculty offices and a materials resource center. The Interior Design division has an increasing interest in design for unique populations, on-demand design, service-based learning, and healthcare design.


Tracking ID#: F010667

POSITION: Assistant to Associate Professor in Nutrition Sciences

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Earned doctorate degree in Nutrition Sciences or closely related field; established research agenda connecting nutrition or food science with health, human behavior or quality of life; and collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students.

Desirable: Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; supervision of student research; professional experience in nutrition/food sciences; record of research publications and grants; previous collaborations with health-related agencies. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank at the Associate Professor level.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas such as advanced nutrition, nutrient metabolism, food science, global nutrition and lifecycle nutrition; establish and maintain a strong research agenda with scholarly publications in peer-reviewed literature; seek and acquire grants to support research; mentor students; participate in relevant professional activities; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications (including letters of recommendation) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please Submit:

• letter of application (which addresses teaching interests and research program)

• current curriculum vitae

• official transcripts

• names, addresses and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation (receipt of letters is required before application will be reviewed)

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit to:

Janelle_Walter@baylor.edu. cc: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu.

Official transcripts should be submitted to:

Dr. Janelle Walter, Search Committee Chair, Nutrition Sciences
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346
254-710-3626


Tracking ID#: F010659

POSITION: Assistant to Associate Professor in Nutrition Sciences, R.D. (FCS)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Earned doctorate degree in Nutrition Sciences or closely related field; registered dietitian; member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics; established research agenda addressing the role of diet in health, human behavior or quality of life; professional experience in nutrition/food sciences; eligibility for licensure by the State of Texas; and collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students.

Desirable: Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; familiarity with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) standards and accreditation process; supervision of student research; record of research publications and grants; previous collaborations with health-related agencies. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank at the Associate Professor level.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas such as advanced nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition education, food science and medical nutrition therapy.; establish and maintain a strong research agenda with scholarly publications in peer-reviewed literature; seek and acquire grants to support research or practical applications; mentor students; supervise practice; participate in relevant professional activities; and provide service to the university, community and profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications (including letters of recommendation) will be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit:

• letter of application (which addresses teaching interests and research program)

• current curriculum vitae

• official transcripts

• names, addresses and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation (receipt of letters is required before application will be reviewed)

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit to:

Janelle_Walter@baylor.edu. cc: Karen_V_King@baylor.edu.

Official transcripts should be submitted to:

Dr. Janelle Walter, Search Committee Chair, Nutrition Sciences
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97346
Waco, Texas 76798-7346
254-710-3626


PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Nutrition Sciences program at Baylor is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Nutrition students choose from dietetics (DPD), food service management or pre-health undergraduate curricular emphases. With an 85% match rate for dietetic internships and a 96% pass rate for graduates taking the R.D. registration exam the first time, our undergraduate program is one of the most successful in the country. The Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences is in its third year, and a self-study is underway to establish a dietetic internship program through Baylor. Facilities for the Nutrition Sciences Division include the Sunderland Food Sciences Research Lab, Experimental Food Preparation Lab and the Body Composition Lab.


ROBBINS COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES

After more than three years of evaluation and input from Baylor regents, deans, faculty and staff, and external entities, the Baylor Board of Regents approved the creation of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences on May 16, 2014. This was also a direct result of identified priorities for strengthening the health sciences through Baylor’s strategic vision, Pro Futuris, which serves as a compass for the University’s future. The anchor academic units that form the new College - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Human Performance and Recreation, and the Louise Herrington School of Nursing - share a common purpose: improving health and the quality of life. The new College is working to create curricula that will promote a team-based approach to patient care and will establish interdisciplinary research collaborations to advance solutions for improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. For more information visit, www.baylor.edu/chhs


Baylor is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.