Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 17855
Job Description

Tenure-Track Position in Nutrition

The University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in nutrition at any level - assistant to full professor. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Nutrition or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral research experience. Those who perform human clinical and/or behavioral nutrition interventions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) is part of three colleges, The College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES), College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and the School of Medicine. In 2014, the newly-renovated Gwynn Hall opened with state-of-the-art research facilities for NEP including the 1,800 sq. ft. MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) consisting of a research metabolic kitchen and dining facility; a state of the art teaching kitchen; and observational behavior lab. Adjacent to MUNCH, a 2,250 sq. ft. clinical testing research facility (MU-Physical Activity and Wellness Center, MU-PAW) was also built to support studies that include IV-line placement, in-house repeated blood sampling, measurements of body composition and resting and exercise energy metabolism, dietary counseling, ingestive behavior assessments, cognitive function, and flow-mediated dilation using ultrasound.. MUNCH and MU-PAW are located near the MU Child Development Lab which supports studies in children, along with their families. Additional facilities routinely utilized by NEP researchers include the Brain Imaging Center, where comprehensive full body imaging studies are being performed, and the Clinical Research Center, an inpatient metabolic research unit in University Hospital. We are seeking investigators with their own targeted research that will utilize the physical resources recently build. Synergy with existing investigators in NEP and across campus is encouraged.

Strong research areas on campus include obesity, metabolism, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. It is expected the faculty will contribute to the educational missions including medical student, undergraduate, and graduate education. Information about the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology can be found at the link, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Competitive salary and start-up funds will be provided to successful candidates.

Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, Missouri is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.

Qualifications: A PhD in Nutrion or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered please apply online and submit a narrative of research and educational interests, the names and contact information of three references and a curriculum vitae.

For additional information contact:

Heather Leidy Ph.D., [email protected]

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-7278.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


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