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Assistant/Associate Professor in Nutrition Science (002855-2013)

The Department of Nutrition Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) seeks applicants for a new tenure-track faculty position.

Requirements: This position includes responsibilities in discovery, learning and engagement and a commitment to enhancing a strong undergraduate curriculum in Nutrition Science. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate classes. Applicant’s research should include cutting-edge basic, translational, and (or) clinical studies. Strong opportunities exist to conduct interdisciplinary research within our signature areas (Calcium, Vitamin D, and Bone Health; Botanicals and Bioactive for Health; Appetite, Metabolism, and Obesity; and Cancer Prevention); other HHS units; and campus-wide emphasis areas (e.g. obesity, gerontology, children/adolescents, disease prevention, imaging, engineering).

Qualifications: All applicants must have a PhD in Nutrition Science or closely related  field, or MD, postdoctoral research experience, a strong publication record, and either demonstrated (Associate Professor) or potential (Assistant Professor) to obtain external research funding. Opportunities for professional development/collaboration/pilot funding exist within the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (www.indianactsi.org), Purdue Graduate School (www.gradschool.purdue.edu), the Ingestive Behavior Research Center (www.purdue.edu/dp/ibrc/), the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/ismail/), Discovery Park (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Center on Aging and the Life Course (www.purdue.edu/aging/), and over 100 other Centers at Purdue (http://dagon.admin.purdue.edu/cgi-bin/ci.cgi). The candidate chosen will participate in graduate education as a member of the Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP, www.cfs.purdue.edu/fn/) and/or the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences PhD program (PULSe, www.gradschool.purdue.edu/PULSe/index.cfm).

Applications: Send ALL of the following materials to Kimberly Buhman, PhD, 700 W. State St., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059; kbuhman@purdue.edu: curriculum vitae (including funding record); three reference letters; and descriptions of future research goals and teaching interests. Application review will begin on September 16, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.