Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor

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Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: Nutrition - Ops - 466001

Appointment Type: Tenured/Tenure Track

Vacancy ID: FAC0002306

Position Summary: The Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position in Global and US Diet Policy and Evaluation at the Assistant or Associate Level, with rank commensurate with experience. The Department is recognized as a global leader in research and training, with a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative faculty. Our breadth of research spans from cells to society and moves from discovery to implementation and dissemination. We are seeking a productive, promising, and collaborative nutrition scholar with a strong quantitative background and experience in policy and evaluation research related to diet and nutrition-related non-communicable diseases, especially obesity. The candidate will work with a team of nutritionists and economists on ongoing US and global projects related to changes in food purchase behaviors and diets in response to large-scale regulatory obesity prevention efforts. The work will have the potential for translational and policy impact. Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.sph.unc.edu/nutr/.

Application Deadline: 05/06/2018

Education Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in nutrition or another relevant discipline with strong nutrition and quantitative training is required.

Qualification and Experience: Successful candidates will have clear evidence of capacity or potential to obtain external funding and be expected to advance a high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research program in global nutrition and food policy and evaluation research, with the potential to conduct US-focused work. Researchers with both domestic and global expertise and experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Topical areas may include: effect of taxation efforts, marketing, front-of the package profiling, other fiscal and regulatory efforts or other areas of concentration important to the field of global nutrition policy research. Successful candidates should have experience in dietary research methods, large-scale database linked statistical methods, and advanced longitudinal modeling.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Janet Scearce, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]




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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 5/7/2018
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