Assistant/Associate Professor

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POSITION:  Assistant/Associate Professor (50% Research and 50% Teaching), 9-month academic year, tenure track or tenured appointment in the Department of Foods and Nutrition

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 1) Develop a nationally recognized and externally-funded research program; 2) Direct and support research programs of PhD and MS-level students; 3) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutritional sciences areas; 4) Engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs with faculty in the Department of Foods and Nutrition and in related UGA departments/colleges; and 5) Contribute to activities that serve the department, college, university, the public and the profession

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in nutritional sciences or a closely-related scientific field. The applicant must have an academic background in nutritional sciences and have demonstrated productivity in basic or clinical/basic research. The applicant should have demonstrated scholarly competence and research productivity, or the potential for such. To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications, and have attained tenure at a comparable university or have at least four years of experience and an outstanding record of research productivity. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority as appropriate for the position. To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank that can demonstrate evidence in preparation and submission of external research grants are preferred. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank with at least one funded research grant as PI and at least one year of post-doctoral research experience are preferred.

THE UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT: The University of Georgia is the flagship Research I land-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. UGA is ranked 13th among in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities. The Department of Foods and Nutrition is a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. The department has 25 faculty, 400 undergraduate students majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, and Culinary Science and Nutrition as well as 35 graduate students in the PhD and MS graduate degree programs

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information regarding fringe benefits may be viewed at


APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected; however, to be assured of a complete review, candidates should submit their application materials by January 15, 2019. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position as well as responsibilities and qualifications detailed in the posting. In addition to a cover letter, applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online by submitting materials to UGAJobs. For information about this posting see

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion.




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Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 1/15/2019
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