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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Nutritional Epidemiology - Nutrition and Food Sciences

The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of nutrition science. This 9-month tenure-track position involves undergraduate/graduate teaching and research related to nutritional epidemiology or nutrition and data analytics. The effective date of the position is August 22, 2022. The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D.) in a relevant field such as nutrition, epidemiology, public health, or data science/analytics at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate Dietetics, and Nutrition and Society and Sustainability concentrations, advise undergraduates, and supervise graduate students in Nutrition and Food Sciences and our allied Food Systems graduate programs. There are also professional contribution and service expectations. Potential teaching topics may include but are not limited to Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Epidemiology and Introduction to Nutrition. A successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program that leads to publication and/or presentation in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and to seek extramural funding for that research. Research topics are open; however, the candidate must have a background in the applications of data science or machine learning to evaluate large data sets related to nutrition and health, including interventions and consequences of nutrition and food policy on public health. Translational research that can help inform policy and practice, especially with a focus on health disparities and inequity, is particularly encouraged.

The University of Vermont and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applicants from candidates of diverse backgrounds. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To learn more about Our Common Ground please visit:

There are numerous opportunities to work within a trans-disciplinary context with others in the greater University community. There are multiple opportunities for collaborative research activities with researchers across the University (depending on the candidate’s expertise and interests). Some examples are the Food Systems and Complex Systems Graduate Programs, the Biomedical Statistics Research Core, the Public Health graduate program in the Larner College of Medicine, the Gund Institute for the Environment, and the UVM/USDA Food Systems Research Center. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of interest that conveys the applicant’s vision on teaching and research. Applicants are also expected to submit a separate statement on how they will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont.

Applications must be submitted online at, position #003923. Please submit the names and email addresses of three references in the application. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jean Harvey, Nutrition and Food Sciences Dept., 109 Carrigan Drive, 254 MLS, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 ([email protected]). Evaluation of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the “public ivies” and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the UVM-NFS website: and the city of Burlington, Vermont website: University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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