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Assistant Professor in Community/Public Health Nutrition
University of Connecticut

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Community/Public Health Nutrition
University University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT, United States
Department Department of Nutritional Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Community Health

Job Posting Title:  Assistant Professor in Community/Public Health Nutrition

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time (9-month appointment, 50% research and 50% teaching), tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is one of eight academic units within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and offers instructional programs leading to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences. Research programs include molecular and biochemical mechanisms of nutrient action and metabolism, bioactive food components and prevention of chronic diseases, community-based research, particularly with at-risk populations, and nanotechnology for biodelivery of bioactive components in food, and provides excellent collaborative opportunities for integrated research. The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence. The Department of Nutritional Sciences has exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with investigators at UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy, and UConn Health. For further information, please visit the department website (

Establish a nationally-recognized and federally-funded research program; produce high-quality publications; collaborate with interdisciplinary research and outreach teams; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of community and public health nutrition; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide academic and professional service.

Ph.D. or equivalent in nutrition or closely related discipline; demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, extramurally-funded research program in community/public health nutrition or nutrition translation that complements existing departmental strengths; proven research productivity; ability to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity; and postdoctoral or equivalent research experience.

Research experience or demonstrated interest in nutrition-related health disparities, translation of nutrition science from bench to consumer, dietary behaviors, diet quality and health outcomes, or nutrition education; documented evidence of extramural grant submission and success; and registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A start-up package for research is available.

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Cover letter including description of applicant’s commitment to diversity
Curriculum vitae
Research and scholarship statement
Teaching statement
Follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Please refer to Search #2019328 on all materials. Inquiries about the position should be directed to:

Dr. Ock Chun
Department of Nutritional Sciences
R.E. Jones Building
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4017
Phone 860-486-6275
Fax 860-486-3674

For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by March 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019328)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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