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Assistant Professor Nutrition Department

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Nutrition
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About the University of Massachusetts
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is the Commonwealth's flagship campus and a nationally ranked public research university. The University is part of the Five Colleges consortium (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment and excellent outdoor recreational opportunities; two hours from Boston and three from New York City.
 
The Department
The Department of Nutrition within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) applies nutritional science knowledge in the delivery of teaching excellence, research innovation including lab-based and community engaged research and outreach. The department offers both in-person (MS, PhD) and online (MS, MPH) degrees and an undergraduate program which includes an accredited Dietetics Track and a Dietetic Internship Program. The department encourages and supports collaborations within the department, SPHHS and with other departments/units/centers and institutes across UMass.  The department is also affiliated with the research-based Nutrition Education Program (NEP), which provides nutrition education to individuals, families, and communities throughout Massachusetts.
 
Job Summary
The Department of Nutrition seeks candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in September 2019. Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree in nutritional sciences or related discipline, a passion for research, and demonstrated potential for extramural funding. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in areas including but not limited to basic nutrition research for chronic disease prevention, nutritional interventions, or community-based research. RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) credential preferred but not required.
 
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019
 
Responsibilities
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses
  • Supervising masters and doctoral students
  • Participating in department, school and university service
  • Contributing to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
 
This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity for trans-disciplinary research and teaching collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.
 
Qualifications
Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree in nutritional sciences or related discipline, a passion for research, and demonstrated potential for extramural funding. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in areas including but not limited to basic nutrition research for chronic disease prevention, nutritional interventions, or community-based research. RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) credential preferred but not required.

Application instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research interests; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and contact information for three professional references. Please submit materials through PageUp. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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