Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Auburn University

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Posting Number P1092F

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Job Description Summary
POSITION: The Department of Nutritional Sciences invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be contributing to teaching, research, and service. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. Their primary teaching responsibilities will be teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as needed by the department. The new faculty member will be expected to establish an independent research program that complements current research in the department. Examples of research areas that complement departmental strengths include, but are not limited to: nutrition, obesity, diabetes, cancer, neuroscience, and metabolic diseases. The candidate will be expected to actively seek intramural and extramural funding, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, present research at conferences, and supervise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
SETTING: The Department of Nutritional Sciences employs 9 tenure-track faculty and is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. The department offers a baccalaureate degree with program options in Nutrition Science (pre-med), Dietetics, and Wellness, as well as master, and doctoral degree programs in Nutrition. Opportunities to engage in collaborative research are supported by the Auburn University Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research Program, and the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC). East Alabama Health, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) provide additional opportunities for translational research. Nutrition laboratories (totaling 7500 SF) are located adjacent to the office complex. More information about the department can be found at . Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 31,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. Auburn is a one-hour drive from Montgomery, Alabama, 1.5 hours from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and about four hours from Gulf Coast beaches. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples .
Minimum Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nutrition science, biology, biochemistry, immunology, public health, or related fields at the time employment begins. A demonstrated record of published research articles, and the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Postdoctoral research experience is highly desired.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Applicants should submit an application including a general statement of interest in the position as well as specific teaching and research interests; curriculum vita; and contact information of three references via the following link: . Only complete applications will be considered. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Geetha Thangiah ( ), Search Committee Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Auburn University, AL 36849. Screening of applications will begin March 15, 2023 and continue until a candidate has been selected and recommended for appointment.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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