Nutrition and Population Health, Assistant Professor
School of Human Ecology - Department of Nutritional Sciences - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Dec 9, 2017 • Close: Apr 15, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to be filled by a highly qualified candidate. This is a joint faculty position with the Department of Population Health in the Dell Medical School and the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences. The successful candidate has or will develop a research program with a general focus on obesity and energy balance. Preference will be given to the following research areas:
- Nutrigenomics/gene-diet interaction
- Physical activity-diet interaction
- Microbiome research
We are committed to recruiting, retaining and nurturing a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Our departments welcome a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives including race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, physical ability, religion, geographic origin and language background, and socioeconomic status. The University of Texas at Austin offers generous start-up funds and quality laboratory space. The position provides the opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary environment, interacting with both biologists and clinicians.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to establish and run an independent research program and obtain significant external funding. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and at least 2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching and mentoring activities of the department. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status (compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules). This is a security sensitive position; conviction verification will be conducted on selected applicant. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, or I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. UT Austin is a tobacco-free campus. A background check will be required.
Through Interfolio, please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, 3 letters of reference, and a brief statement (1 -2 pages) outlining your proposed research.
About UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences and Dell Medical School
The mission of the College of Natural Sciences is to provide research-enhanced education and to promote educationally connected research. We do this by developing scientific leaders, promoting world-changing discovery and creating and communicating our impact to Texas, the nation and the world.
Dell Medical School's mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:
1) Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; 2) Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value; 3) Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes; 4) Educating leaders who transform health care; and 5) Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.
PhD in Nutrition, Population Health or related field.
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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.