Employment Opportunities

Current Opportunities:

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition Science
  2. Professor/Associate Professor of Nutrition Science
  3. Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition Science
  4. Assistant Professor in Nutrition Science - Public Health Focus

Nutrition Science

Nutrition Science at Purdue University is a dynamic department that educates students in a diverse and inclusive environment and conducts the highest caliber nutrition science research. Our department works to maximize student opportunities for didactic and experiential learning with a transdisciplinary nutrition education, and training for professional health careers with highly recognized accredited didactic and coordinated programs in dietetics. Our program promotes the integration of evidence-based research into clinical practice. The department has approximately 250 undergraduates in 4 majors and 35 graduate students.

The Nutrition Science department is highly successful in research efforts with approximately $6M in research expenditures in 2019-2020. Our research approaches include basic, clinical, and applied methods with the goal of generating and translating knowledge to influence practice and policy, and to improve the nutritional status of people across the life cycle. Our transformative research promotes interdisciplinary collaboration to integrate cutting edge technologies available in our department, including the Clinical Research Center and through Purdue Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPRP) and utilizes a spectrum of qualitative and quantitative methods to generate new knowledge that can be used to develop interventions, strategies, and policies. Our faculty are world leaders and are sought after by national organizations and committees, including the American Society for Nutrition, the Dietary Guidelines Committee and the National Academies.

College of Health and Human Sciences

The college of Health and Human Sciences is focused on training students and conducting research to address the most pressing challenges of our time with cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in topics like eating disorders, mental health, exercise science, hearing loss, social relationships and sustainable tourism. The faculty and students study health and well-being at every stage of the lifespan — from pregnancy to elder care — in addition to hospitality and financial planning, retail and sales management. The research signature areas for the college support the teaching and research areas of the Nutrition Science Department, making it an excellent home for the department. The research signature areas are Developmental Health and Wellness, Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity, and Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities.

Purdue University

Research Environment

The research environment at Purdue University is strong and dynamic with state-of-the-art research facilities and faculty engaged in collaborative research that can be brought to bear on complex research questions.

Over the past 10 years, Purdue University has created Discovery Park to encourage interdisciplinary research projects. Discovery Park is a multicenter home for interdisciplinary research on a 40-acre site within the Purdue University campus. Discovery Park is supported by the Indiana General Assembly as well as donations from the Lilly Endowment and others with a goal to promote interdisciplinary research. The Centers are topic focused to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to solve critical problems in a specific topic area, as well as home for facilities and other resources. Examples of centers in Discovery Park include the Bindley Bioscience Center which houses state of the art facilities available for faculty, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering which provides access to data resources, the Center for Global Food Security and Women’s Global Health Institute. Over the past 5 years, Purdue has invested over $250M in life sciences research, including creating Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN) and the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D). Purdue also houses the NIH-designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research which provides opportunities for the interchange of ideas and methodologies to encourage a collaborative environment.

Centers and Institutes- 

Clinical Research Center
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Ingestive Behavior Research Center
Purdue Center for Cancer Research
Purdue Institute of Integrative Neuroscience
Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology, and Infectious Disease
Women’s Global Health Institute
Center on Aging and the Life Course 
Discovery Park
Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University
Purdue Center for Families
Extension Program

Graduate Programs-

Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
Dual- Title PhD in Nutrition and Gerontology
Ingestive Behavior

 Department Signature Research Areas-

Metabolism and Obesity
Minerals, Vitamin D, and Bone Health
Food, Ingestive Behavior, and Population Nutrition
Carcinogenesis and Cancer Prevention

Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPRP)

Core Facilities
Funding and Grant Writing Resources






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