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Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Auburn University

Date Posted Feb. 9, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Nutrition
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Nutrition, Dietetics, & Hospitality Management
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant 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 Professor to begin August 16, 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be contributing to teaching, research, and service. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. Their primary teaching responsibilities will be teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as needed by the department. The new faculty member will be expected to 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. The candidate will be expected to actively seek intramural and extramural funding, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, present research at conferences, and supervise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

SETTING: The Department of Nutritional Sciences employs 9 tenure-track faculty and is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. The department offers a baccalaureate degree with program options in Nutrition Science (pre-med), 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 Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 31,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service 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

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