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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Nutrition

The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at The University of Vermont seeks a faculty member in nutrition sciences. This 9-month tenure-track position involves undergraduate/graduate teaching and research related to but not limited to nutrition and chronic diseases (including cancer, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders); epidemiology; nutrition, community, and health disparities; biochemical and molecular nutrition. The effective date of the position is 8/23/2023. The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D.) in a relevant field such as nutrition, public health, medicine, or epidemiology at the time of appointment. Consideration will also be given to applicants holding clinical doctoral degrees (e.g., M.D.). The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program in nutrition (e.g., nutritional oncology, nutrition and aging, nutritional epidemiology, community nutrition, nutritional physiology, nutritional biochemistry, and metabolism) that leads to publication in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly venues and to seek extramural funding for that research. Research topics are open; desired focus includes translational research that can help inform policy and practice and elements of scholarship that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the following undergraduate NFS concentration tracks: Dietetics; Nutrition, Sustainability and Society. Potential teaching topics may include but are not limited to Introduction to Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Community Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, as well as Nutrition and Metabolism. Further, candidates will advise undergraduates, supervise graduate students in Nutrition and Food Sciences and our allied Food Systems graduate programs, and support the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Finally, candidates are expected to make professional contributions and engage in service. The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid commitment to accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence, as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. There are multiple opportunities for collaborative, team-based research activities with fellow scholars across our vibrant University. Some examples are the UVM Cancer Center, the Osher Center for Integrative Health, the Gund Institute for the Environment, the UVM/USDA Food Systems Research Center, and the Biomedical Statistics Research Core. In addition to our graduate programs, NFS faculty also interact with graduate students associated with Food Systems, Animal Biosciences, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, and Complex Systems. Applications must be submitted online at Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of interest. This statement of interest must include three sections: (1) the candidate’s research interests and vision, (2) their teaching philosophy, and (3) their professional effort towards and commitment to the tenets of UVM’s Our Common Ground (with particular attention to the pursuit of equity, inclusion, and justice). Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Farryl Bertmann, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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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