University of Connecticut, Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Nutritional Sciences-494771 [#16979, 494771]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/09/25, listed until 2020/11/25)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut is pleased to invite applications for a full-time (9-month appointment, 50% research and 50% teaching), tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2021. 

The successful candidate will be expected to 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 areas of nutrigenomics with extension to clinical nutrition applications; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide academic and professional service. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and extension programs in the years 2020-2025. Faculty hired for this position will be expected to make significant contributions in their area of expertise, contributing to the advancement of one or more of the CAHNR’s four strategic initiatives. 

·        Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply  

·        Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally  

·        Designing sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces  

·        Advancing resilience and adaptation in a changing climate  

The CAHNR Strategic Vision provides additional information on the strategic initiatives and their related areas of emphasis. 

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Earned Ph.D. or equivalent in nutrition or closely related discipline; RDN credential; demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, extramurally-funded research program in nutrigenomics; proven research productivity; demonstrated 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. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Research expertise in clinical nutrition; demonstrated experience in mechanistic nutrition research in humans; evidence of extramural support for research; ability to synergize with faculty of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and facilitate interdisciplinary interactions with other University investigators, including those at UConn Health.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A start-up package for research is available.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16979 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Diversity and inclusion statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Contact information for three references including names, addresses and email addresses for three references.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Ji-Young Lee: email ji-young.lee@uconn.edu. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by 11/30/2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

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 http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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 University 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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Storrs, CT 06269

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