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Job ID: 233785

Assistant or Associate Professor
Auburn University


Date Posted Apr. 1, 2024
Title Assistant or Associate Professor
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Nutritional Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
 
 
POSITION: The Department of Nutritional Sciences invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 16, 2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to perform teaching, research, and service as part of the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong nutritional biochemistry background and experience with and teaching to students in nutrition or related fields. This position requires the faculty member to:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate nutrition, dietetics, and nutritional biochemistry-related courses
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a variety of instructional delivery methods, including on-line course delivery
  • Establish an independent research program that complements current research in the department. Examples of research areas that complement departmental strengths include, but are not limited to: nutrition, obesity, diabetes, cancer, neuroscience, and metabolic diseases
  • Seek intramural and extramural funding, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, present research at conferences
  • Supervise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students

SETTING: The Department of Nutritional Sciences employs 11 faculty members and is an academic unit within the College of Human Sciences. The department offers a baccalaureate degree with program options in Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Wellness, as well as master, and doctoral degree programs in Nutrition. Opportunities to engage in collaborative research are supported by the Auburn University Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research Program, and the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC). East Alabama Health, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) provide additional opportunities for translational research. Nutrition laboratories (totaling 7500 SF) are located adjacent to the office complex. More information about the department can be found at http://humsci.auburn.edu/nutrition/. Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2023 enrollment of 33,015 students includes 26,874 undergraduates and 6,141 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,435 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. Auburn is a one-hour drive from Montgomery, Alabama, 1.5 hours from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and about four hours from Gulf Coast beaches. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.

 
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