Associate Professor of Nutrition – 12 month
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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track
Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)
Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Department:THES | Human Environmental Sciences
Summary of Job Duties:The Associate Professor of Nutrition is a 12-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure in the School of Human Environmental Sciences. The chosen candidate will be expected to launch a nationally recognized research program in diet and human health with a focus on translational approaches to human nutrition such as nutritional biochemistry and metabolomics, epigenetics, precision nutrition, molecular nutrition, ‘omics’ approaches, or other related nutrition areas. Responsibilities for this position also include teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition and dietetics courses, mentoring graduate and honors students, and academic advising. This position is part of ongoing efforts to expand nutritional science research that supports the university’s initiative areas of human health and community vibrancy through collaborations and innovative partnerships.
Earned doctorate in human nutrition, nutritional science, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
Training and experience in human nutrition research
Demonstrated Interests and broad training in basic science or translational approaches to human nutrition such as nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, molecular nutrition, precision nutrition, molecular nutrition, ‘omics’ approaches, or other related nutrition areas.
Published research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program
Effective classroom teaching experience
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Evidence of scholarly activity, including, but not limited to publications, conference presentations, and grant writing
Evidence of ability to conduct research activities independently and collaboratively
History of interdisciplinary training or collaborations
Experience managing grants and grant budgets
Evidence of advising or mentoring graduate student thesis or dissertation research
Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Commensurate with education and experience
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
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