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Assistant Professor - Nutrition
University of Rhode Island

Date Posted Nov. 22, 2021
Title Assistant Professor - Nutrition
University University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, United States
Department Nutrition and Food Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date 2022-2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the 2022-23 academic year. This position will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses, research, and service. Areas of particular interest include: nutritional epidemiology, behavior change, global nutrition, community/public health nutrition, nutrition and aging, maternal and child nutrition. food policy, and food systems and sustainability. Candidates will be expected to develop a productive, nationally-recognized, and externally-funded research program that works collaboratively across university disciplines.

The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of Nutrition needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented, marginalized, and/or excluded in the field of nutrition who will support the mission of both URI and the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences to expose students to different perspectives. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity to enhance a sense of belonging and academic success among undergraduate students from diverse cultures and backgrounds. For more information see the university diversity website:

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will have a balanced emphasis on teaching and research; develop and grow independent and collaborative lines of research, secure extramural funding, and disseminate results through high quality venues, including peer-reviewed journals. Service expectations include student advising and serving on committees at the departmental, college, and/or University level.

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 15, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 15, 2022) may not be given full consideration.

For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for job posting (F00285).

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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