University of Connecticut, Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Nutritional Sciences-2020185 [#15132, 493794]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Nutrigenomics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nutrition
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/15, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/04/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) 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, 2020.

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 provide 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, particularly in STEM disciplines, at UConn Storrs 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 nutrition and/or nutrigenomics; 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 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.


Research expertise in cell/molecular biology or genomics in relation to inflammation, obesity, and related chronic diseases; research emphasis on nutrients or bioactive food components and their molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of action; extramural support for their research program; ability to synergize with faculty of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and facilitate interdisciplinary interactions with other University investigators.


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


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials in .pdf format: 1) cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) research and scholarship statement 4) teaching statement 5) diversity statement 6) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references.   Please refer to search #2020185 on all materials.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Dr. Christopher Blesso

Department of Nutritional Sciences

27 Manter Rd., Unit 4017

Storrs, CT 06269-4017

Phone 860-486-9049

Fax 860-486-3674

For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by 11/30/2019. 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 # 2020185)

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 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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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Employment Services
9 Walters Avenue
Unit 5075
Storrs, CT 06269

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