Assistant Professor in Nutrition

Greensboro, NC
Jan 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 13800

Functional Title Assistant Professor in Nutrition

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

Nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred expertise in clinical or translational research in one or more of the following areas: infant, child or adolescent nutrition, behavioral or environmental interventions, prevention and reduction of chronic diseases, exercise, aging or cognition.
The selected candidate will (1) Establish an independent, externally- funded research program to study the impact of dietary factors or physical activity on: infant, child or adolescent health, health disparities, chronic diseases, cognitive function, aging; (2) Participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching curricula; (3) Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and; (4) Participate in professional and departmental, school, and university service.
General information on the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Greensboro:

  • Ten tenured/tenure-track Faculty lines, three Academic Professional lines and two Lecturers.
  • Three undergraduate concentrations - Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Science, and Nutrition and Wellness (approximately 320 undergraduate majors).
  • Three graduate programs - M.S. (thesis and non-thesis); Ph.D. (~43 graduate students).
  • Two ACEND-accredited dietetics programs: a Didactic Program in Dietetics and a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program.
  • Faculty research programs that address diverse problems in nutrition and include the following: (1) nutrition education, food insecurity issues, parenting/family and nutrition practices; (2) the transport metabolism, and function of nutrients and phytochemicals; (3) impact of nutrition on physical performance; (4) women's health and lactation including human milk processing and distribution; (5) bone health; (6) regulation of adipocyte growth and development; and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • Contemporary human nutrition research facilities including personal interview and focus group rooms, food preparation and demonstration lab, and computer laboratory with access to the Minnesota Nutrition Data System Software. Adjoining these facilities is the Human Nutrition Laboratory which is equipped with BOD POD and DEXA, a room for drawing human blood samples, and a room/equipment for measuring physical fitness levels. The department also has contemporary animal facilities and well-equipped laboratories for conducting cellular and molecular research.
  • The nutrition department also has access to the laboratory facilities of the UNCG Center for Translational Biomedical Research at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.
  • Location in the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), which has seven other academic departments (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Human Development and Family Studies, Kinesiology, Public Health Education, and Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies) and two interdisciplinary programs in Genetic Counseling, and Gerontology. The School also houses UNCG Middle College, which opened its doors in 2011 to high school students interested in exploring health sciences. The diversity of the faculty and students of HHS is 20% and 30%, respectively, from non-white ethnic groups, well above the national average in both categories.
  • Collaborative research opportunities with local health care facilities through Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, College of Agriculture at North Carolina State University, and North Carolina A&T State University.
  • Competitive salary and start-up packages for new faculty.
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a mid-size, comprehensive university with approximately 18,000 students. The campus is near the heart of Greensboro, a growing community of 270,000 people. By car, Greensboro is two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, four hours from the Atlantic Ocean, and five hours from Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The city of Greensboro is also the location of the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate in nutrition or closely related field; evidence of the ability or potential to develop an independent, externally- funded research program; ability or potential to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students effectively; possession of excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability or willingness to collaborate and work with others in a collegial team atmosphere; active memberships in appropriate professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience and RD credential.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit electronically: (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and experience; (2) Teaching statement; (3) Research statement; ; and (4) Up to three publication reprints (can be uploaded under Other Documents 1,2,3.)

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Applications must be submitted through the UNCG jobsearch system at, (position id # 13800). For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lauren Haldeman (

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Department of Nutrition - 12405

Job Open Date 11/09/2016

For Best Consideration Date 01/04/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
  6. Other Documents
  7. Other Documents 2
  8. Other Documents 3
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

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