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Position Title: Assistant or Associate University Extension Educator–UW Extension Food & Nutrition Specialist

Position Title: Area Cooperative Extension Advisor Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Serving Tulare & Kings Counties

Position Title: Director of Dietetic Internship/ Full-time Lecturer

Position Title: Faculty Position in Behavioral Health Science

Position Title: Assistant Professor for the Department of Clinical Nutrition,
College of Health Sciences

Position Title: Faculty Position in International Nutrition

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Position Title: Assistant or Associate University Extension Educator–UW Extension Food & Nutrition Specialist
Organization:  University of Wyoming
City and State:  Laramie, WY
Start Date: July 1, 2016

Posted: 1/5/2016

The University of Wyoming, the only four-year and graduate institution in the state, is a research-oriented, land-grant university with an enrollment of about 14,000 students on the Laramie campus. With a population of 30,000 residents, Laramie is situated in the Eastern Rockies and is 45 minutes from the state capital of Cheyenne and approximately two and a half hours north of Denver, Colorado. The area provides numerous cultural and recreational opportunities associated with a college town environment.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
Overall primary responsibilities are development, implementation and evaluation of Food and Nutrition Extension programs for adults, youth and children in Wyoming. Organizationally, University of Wyoming Extension is divided into five geographic areas of Wyoming and area educators serve as program specialists to multiple counties. The Nutrition and Food Safety Initiative Team is one of five initiative teams that encompass the innovative application of the UW Extension programs.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide statewide leadership for Extension programs in food and human nutrition in conjunction with the Nutrition and Food Safety (NFS) Initiative Team, with an emphasis on programs related to human nutrition, healthy lifestyles, food preservation, and food safety.
Support the ten area Extension NFS Educators, including provision of content and program implementation training, assistance with professional publications and presentations, and opportunities for involvement with research.
Support, as requested, other Extension personnel, including educators with the low-income nutrition program (Cent$ible Nutrition Program), in the areas of food, nutrition and food safety.
Interpret current research findings.
Incorporate evaluation and other applied research methods into food and nutrition programs.
Pursue external funding to support nutrition and food safety education.
Build cooperative working relationships with research scientists, extension specialists, area educators, teaching faculty, staff, youth program educators, university administrators, federal partners, other universities, and other potential resources with expertise that can support program efforts.
Develop relationships, serve as a liaison to, and/or collaborate with, appropriate nutrition, health and food safety offices, agencies and organizations.
Maintain involvement with professional food and nutrition organizations, with active participation on committees and boards at local, regional and national levels.
Some overnight travel, night and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities of position.
Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition, food science, or dietetics.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs to diverse audiences related to food and nutrition, and wellness
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs to diverse audiences related to food preparation and food safety. 
Demonstrated experience in teaching adult and youth audiences.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience.
Demonstrated ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university and county clientele.
Evidence of successful acquisition and management of external funds.
Demonstrated collegiality and collaboration with other faculty, colleagues, and the public.
Demonstrated ability to direct and contribute to work settings involving teams.
A demonstrated commitment to travel and work in remote areas and rural counties in Wyoming.
Valid driver’s license.

How to Apply:
Completed UW application found at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/jobs/index.html.
Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position.
Current resume or curriculum vitae.
Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring.
Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address professional qualifications.
Contact for application information/send completed information packet to:
Mary Kay Wardlaw, Associate Director
University of Wyoming Extension
1000 East University Avenue, Dept. 3354
Laramie, WY 82071-3354
Phone: (307)766-5124
Fax: (307)766-3998
Email: wardlaw@uwyo.edu

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Position Title: Area Cooperative Extension Advisor Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Serving Tulare & Kings Counties
Organization: University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Location: Tulare, Tulare County, California
Start Date: Application materials must be received by February 21 (open until filled)

Date Posted: 1/27/2016

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research NFCS program to meet clientele needs in Fresno and Madera Counties. The CE advisor will provide leadership to the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (a SNAP-Ed Program).

Major Responsibilities:

Provide academic leadership for two federally funded nutrition education programs targeted toward low-income families and youth (namely EFNEP and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education). Supervise the UC CalFresh/EFNEP supervisor, who is responsible for nine staff and managing, directing, and leading program development, evaluation, and delivery.

• Conduct a comprehensive communitywide NFCS needs assessments and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs.

• Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.

• Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.

• Interact with others within UC ANR’s research/extension network (such as the UC ANR Youth, Families and Communities Statewide Program, UC ANR Program Teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty, and others) to participate in extension and applied research activities, and to develop, strengthen, and expand the local delivery of statewide programs at the local level.

• Maintain and promote UC ANR CE’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with county government partners, health agencies, policy makers, and community organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.

Education and Experience:

A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in public health, nutrition, health education, human development, social policy or a closely related field. Academic training and/or professional experience must provide an understanding of nutrition. Additionally, academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologies is required. Program and personnel management experience is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program and research design is desired. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address challenges of low income populations is desired.

HOW TO APPLY:

To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu:

1. Cover Letter

2. ANR Academic Application Form— available at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four and a maximum of six names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.

3. CV or Resume

4. College Level Transcripts: Original transcripts preferred, however, legible photocopies of original transcripts will be accepted.

Internet: http://www.ucanr.edu/jobs

PLEASE REFER TO POSITION NUMBER AP #15-30 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE

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Position Title: Director of Dietetic Internship/ Full-time Lecturer
Organization: California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Start Date: Negotiable but on or before September 15, 2016

Date Posted: 1/20/2016

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP DIRECTOR. FULL-TIME LECTURER. The Food Science and Nutrition Department, within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for a full-time lecturer for the 2016-2017 Academic Year with a possible one year extension, Dietetic Internship Director. The starting date is negotiable, but on or before September 15, 2016 is preferable. 

The mission of our internship is to train dietetic interns who will be competent, well-rounded, culturally sensitive individuals and contributing members to the field of dietetics. Upon completing their dietetic internship, students will be qualified to enter clinical dietetics, food service management, community programs and to take the registration examination for their RD credential. Cal Poly, SLO Dietetic Internship reflects the University's philosophy of "learn by doing". For more information please visit: http://www.fsn.calpoly.edu/dietetic-internship. Appointment will include teaching and directorship of our Dietetic Internship Program. 

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the director of the dietetic program and additional responsibilities include teaching throughout the nutrition curriculum. The DI director will be expected to provide leadership to expand the DI program consistent with national development trends in dietetic internship education. The DI Director coordinates all aspects of the dietetic internship, duties may include but are not limited to: managing all recruitment, selection and enrollment of the annual intern DI class, planning and coordinating orientation, scheduling and rotation of DI interns, evaluating interns for knowledge, competency, and professionalism, supervising all DI activities including classroom education, seminars and local and state Academy activities, and promoting and marketing the Cal Poly DI to internal and external stakeholders. The DI Director will be expected to coordinate and communicate with all DI participants. Duties may include but are not limited to: mentoring and developing preceptors and facility administrators, seeking new, on-going and potential sites by meeting with and preparing appropriate decision makers both on site and at Cal Poly, acting as a liaison to community and Academy leaders as well as ACEND personnel, interacting with local and state Academy groups in DEP Area 1 and Coastal Tri‑Counties, and planning scheduled Advisory Council meetings and other Council input. The DI Director will perform all administrative functions associated with the DI program duties that may include but are not limited to: assisting with contracts with sites, coordinating required legal issues between Cal Poly and outside entities, revising policies and procedures including the DI Internship handbook, website and preceptor manual, and performing periodic university and Academy site reviews as required for accreditation. 

The DI Director will be expected to teach as assigned throughout the nutrition curriculum which may include but not limited to: nutrition core classes, Dietetic Internship and academic course work, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition.

Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, teaching graduate level courses in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. 

 

For details, qualifications & application instructions, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG Apply to Req#103879. Review of
complete applications will begin February 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled. EEO

 

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills

Qualification include a Master's Degree or higher, with an emphasis on Nutrition, Education, or Psychology or any other similar area. RD/RDN certification. Willingness to be a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Five Years experience in clinical, community or food administration or any practice combination. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, oral and written abilities, and problem ­solving competency.

 

How to Apply:

To apply, complete the required online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition #103879. Please attach a curriculum vitae, a copy of transcripts of highest degree earned (official transcripts required prior to appointment), and a brief statement of teaching and dietetic internship interests, goals, and accomplishments. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and emails addresses when completing your application. Inquiries can be directed to Bree Hugins, Food Science and Nutrition Department (805) 756-2205, ehugins@calpoly.edu. Cal Poly Sate University, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, A 93407. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016; applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured. 

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. 

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 
 

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Position Title: Faculty Position in Behavioral Health Science
Organization: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Location: Boston, MA

Date Posted: 1/18/2016

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu) is a leader in nutrition research and a vigorously growing graduate school at Tufts University. The Friedman School has world-wide reach, an interdisciplinary faculty, and a cutting-edge research agenda. The Friedman School seeks a faculty member with expertise in community, health system, or novel technology strategies for behavioral health change and a strong desire to innovate, train future leaders, and achieve large-scale impact. The candidate will join the Friedman School during an ongoing effort to expand its emphasis on relationships among individual, community, and policy interventions and behavior change. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty in many multidisciplinary areas, including the present position; global burdens of nutrition­related chronic diseases; food systems, sustainability, and climate change; policy implementation and evaluation; food industry and food systems analysis; and computational methods and models for 'big data' in nutrition.


The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy distinguishes itself by its breadth of scholarship in nutrition research, education, and public impact: from cell to society, food security to healthy aging, individuals to policy, and health to sustainability. We bring together biomedical, interventional, social, behavioral, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that improves the nutritional health and well­being of populations throughout the world. Our interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of our nutrition science and policy education and research programs complement the intellectually rich environment across Tufts, a "Research Class 1" university and top-25-ranked undergraduate institution. Tufts University is recognized as a premier university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross­school partnerships. Located in downtown Boston on the Health Sciences Campus, Friedman faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and external collaborations, with faculty within the Friedman School and across the School of Arts and Sciences, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the New England region.

 

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
The Friedman School seeks a behavioral scientist whose goal is to improve nutrition and public health through research and practice with a major and explicit focus on understanding community, health system or novel technology strategies and related behavioral and social processes. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing and conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, and multi-method research on health­related behavior across the life span. Preference will be given to candidates with strong methodological expertise and a clear approach to translating individual, group, environmental, systems, or novel technology strategies to behavior change research. Experience working with underserved populations is desired. Teaching and mentoring on theoretical, methodological, and substantive issues in the social and behavioral sciences in the widening context of current nutrition challenges is expected.


Candidates are expected to have demonstrated outstanding scholarship through publications in premier journals, a good track record of external funding, a commitment to teaching excellence and student mentorship, including work with a range of diverse students, and involvement in national and international efforts toward societal impact.
This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track open rank position with a preference for associate or full professor. Consideration will be given to exceptional advanced assistant professors. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with the successful candidate's experience. There are also generous recruitment packages available. The preferred starting date is early-mid 2016. Candidates should have earned a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training relevant to behavioral health science. Candidate's areas of research should complement the Friedman School's existing strengths in nutrition, physical activity, and policy. For further information about the Friedman School, please visit the School's website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply using the link to the online submission system below.

• A cover letter summarizing qualifications with a statement of research and teaching objectives and contact information for three (3) professional references combined in one document
• Curriculum vitae (CV)

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed.
http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/tufts fac ext cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=l5001762
Questions about the position should be directed to Christina Economos, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee.
Email: Christina.Economos@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-636-3784
Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University and Friedman School are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Position Title: Area Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Advisor - Assistant to Associate Level Serving Fresno and Madera Countiles

Organization: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division - UCCE Fresno County

City and State: Fresno, CA

Posted: 1/15/2016

Position Closing: For full consideration all applications must be received by 2/22/2016 - open until filled
Start Date: 5/1/2016

The University of California's division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks an academic advisor to conduct conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program providing leadership to the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (a SNAP-Ed Program).

 

The advisor will provide:

Provide academic leadership for two federally funded nutrition education programs targeted toward low-income families and youth (namely EFNEP and UC CalFresh Nutrition Education). Supervise the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program Manager, who is responsible for managing, directing, and leading program development, evaluation, and delivery for three program supervisors, a fiscal support person, and 21 staff. Supervise a nutrition educator and ensure the programmatic success of EFNEP focusing on Hmong communities.

• Conduct a comprehensive communitywide NFCS needs assessments and monitor trends and issues to identify priority community needs.

• Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.

• Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.

• Interact with others within UC ANR’s research/extension network (such as the UC ANR Youth, Families and Communities Statewide Program, UC ANR Program Teams, CE specialists, CE advisors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty, and others) to participate in extension and applied research activities, and to develop, strengthen, and expand the local delivery of statewide programs at the local level.

• Maintain and promote UC ANR CE’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with county government partners, health agencies, policy makers, and community organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.

• The CE advisor may also participate in the UC Master Food Preserver Program or other family consumer science activities after becoming established in their programmatic and research responsibilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged in Nutrition, Health Education, Human Development or a closely related field. Academic training and/or professional experience must provide an understanding of nutrition. Additionally, academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologies is required. Program and personnel management experience is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program and research design is desired. Having community collaboration experience and being bilingual in Spanish or an Asian language is highly desirable.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.

HOW TO APPLY:

For position announcement containing list of required Academic Application Packet content visit http://www.ucanr.edu/jobs 0r contact Karen Ellsworth - ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu (530) 750-1284PLEASE REFER TO POSITION NUMBER AP #14-21 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE

To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu:

1. Cover Letter

2. Supplemental Questions: Please provide a brief response (no more than one-half page per question) to each of the following questions related to the position requirements.

a. Describe your academic training and/or professional experience that has provided you with an understanding of nutrition.

b. Describe your academic training and/or professional experience in program design and research methodologies.

c. Describe your program and personnel management experience.

d. Describe your experiences with applying low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles to program and research design as well as your experience with community collaboration.

3. ANR Academic Application Form— available at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four and a maximum of six names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.

4. CV or Resume

5. College Level Transcripts: Original transcripts preferred, however, legible photocopies of original transcripts will be accepted.

 

For information regarding this position, please contact: University of California ANR Academic Personnel Karen Ellsworth - kaellsworth@ucanr.edu (530) 750-1284 E-mail: ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu Internet: http://www.ucanr.edu/jobs PLEASE REFER TO POSITION NUMBER AP #14-21 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE

 

Assistant Professor for the Department of Clinical Nutrition,
College of Health Sciences

 

Organization: Rush University
City and State: Chicago, IL

Posted: 12/22/2015

We are seeking a dynamic Assistant Professor for the Department of Clinical Nutrition, College of Health Sciences who exemplifies professionalism and has demonstrated abilities in teaching, research and scholarship, student advisement, committee service to join our team-

Position Highlights: 

  • Teach graduate courses in Clinical Nutrition department, direct graduate student research, seek grant funding for research, conduct research, provide research expertise for departmental research projects, present and publish research findings, participate in outreach and service, support dietetic internship activities and provision of clinical nutrition services and provide staff development programs. 
  • Demonstrate excellence in course planning and instruction to provide state of the art knowledge to support the MS curriculum in Clinical Nutrition.  
  • Evaluate student performance and assess student outcomes in each course. 
  • Chair/serve as member of student research committees. 
  • Demonstrate research productivity by publication in peer reviewed journals, proposal submission, presentations as professional meetings that is commensurate with experience. 
    • Work to obtain internal or external funding to support research.
    • Contribute to advancement of the profession by sharing specialty expertise through research, publication and presentation.  
  • Provide research expertise for departmental and interprofessional research focused on one of the Medical Center targeted or emerging areas including bone and joint, neurosciences, health prevention/promotion, infection/inflammation/immunology, regenerative medicine, health equity/social health determinants, cancer and metabolic (cardiorenal) diseases.   
  • Assist clinical personnel in design, analysis and interpretation of nutrition research. 
  • Help develop department strategic plan, work toward achievement of department goals.  
  • Chair and/or participate in multiple department, college and/or university committees. 
  • Contribute to staff development by planning/coordinating in-services, programs and workshops.
  • Participates in internship activities and the provision of clinical nutrition services. 
  • Demonstrate leadership in professional service and public policy advocacy. 
  • Help ensure quality of education program and program accreditation.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Doctoral prepared, PhD preferred, in Clinical Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Nutritional Epidemiology, Healthcare Education or related fields.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  
  • Registered Dietitian, preferred.
  • Research focus in one of the following areas:  bone and joint, neurosciences, health prevention/promotion, infection/inflammation/immunology, regenerative medicine, health equity/social health determinants, cancer and metabolic (cardiorenal) diseases.
  • Experience as a university faculty member including teaching and research.
  • One to three years of clinical nutrition experience.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.  Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care. 
  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care. 
  • Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
  •    As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
  • Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu  
  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds  
  • RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
  • As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.

 

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.

If interested in this position:

Send the following to Leah Tyrrell, Senior Faculty Recruiter:

  • A personal statement that addresses your philosophy about teaching, research and service, as well as advising students.
  • Curriculum vitae

Leah_M_Tyrrell@rush.edu | 312-563-6074 | http://www.joinrush.org/

 

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Faculty Position in International Nutrition

 

Organization: Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University
City and State: East Lansing, MI

Posted: 12/14/2015

 

Join Michigan State University’s strategic research initiative designed to meet the recognized national and international grand challenges.
Be one of more than 100 distinguished and diverse new faculty, who will work alongside MSU’s leading scholars from a variety of scientific, engineering and biomedical disciplines in an inclusive culture that supports collaboration and interdisciplinary scholarship. Visit research.msu.edu/global-impact to learn more.
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION
Faculty position in International Nutrition Michigan State University invites applications for an associate or tenured full professor, academic-year (9-month) faculty position to provide leadership in solving problems at the interface of global food security, nutrition, and human health. This position is part of MSU’s Global Research Initiative, and an emerging initiative in the area of International Nutrition.
The focus of this position is to link aspects of food security and nutrition to global health and welfare (economic and human development). A MD or Ph.D. in International Health, International Nutrition, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Food Science, or a closely related discipline is required. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
This individual will conduct research focused on nutritional status of at-risk populations worldwide: health risks that may result from either undernutrition or over-nutrition (or both), and determinants of nutritional status in global communities.
The focus may be on a variety of diverse topics, including but not limited to: child growth as a function of early nutrition, maternal nutrition and impacts on birth outcomes, nutritional impacts on infectious disease outcomes, the interaction of nutrition and hygiene, and the role of nutrition in the immune system.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary leadership to efforts on this campus to unite international nutrition to global health; by developing a robust, collaborative, externally-funded research program (e.g., NIH, USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), advising graduate students, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses and curriculum development in the candidate’s primary department.
As the premier Land Grant University, Michigan State University has strong related programs across the spectrum of food and health, and is committed to linking food, water, the environment, animal health, and human health. Opportunities exist campus-wide to collaborate with faculty engaged in various aspects of food, nutrition, and human health, including the new Quantitative Health Science and Engineering Institute.
Moreover, MSU has one of the strongest international programs of all universities in the United States, with multiple projects related to nutrition and health in all parts of the globe. MSU is the lead institution in two USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs (Legume and Food Security Policy), the Global Center for Food Systems Innovations (GCFSI), and the BHEARD (Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development) program for students from around the world.
The highly collaborative and productive faculty provides a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion.
Online application is required via MSU’s online job application website (position #2059). Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, and a one-page teaching statement, all in a single PDF file. In addition, four letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through this application system. Applications received by January 1, 2016 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions are filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Hannah Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, Felicia Wu (fwu@msu.edu).

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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