Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Foods & Nutrition
The University of Georgia - Georgia

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POSITION : Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition (12-month, tenure-track appointment)

RESPONSIBILITIES : Responsibilities include: 1) developing a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program; 2) teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition; 3) advising and mentoring nutrition science undergraduate and graduate students; 4) service to the public, the university including departmental governance, and the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS : All applicants must have a PhD in nutrition or closely-related scientific field. The applicant should have demonstrated research productivity and have academic experience in basic nutritional sciences. A minimum of one year of post-doctoral research experience is required.

THE DEPARTMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY : The Department of Foods and Nutrition is a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Georgia, a Research Land-grant university. The Department has 21 faculty, 380 undergraduate students majoring in Dietetics, Nutrition Science and Consumer Foods, 21 Masters students and 10 Doctoral students. The Department has strong ties and opportunities for interdisciplinary research with programs in Animal and Dairy Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kinesiology, Food Science and Technology, Gerontology, Health Promotion, Pharmacy, Public Health, Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine, The Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute ( ) and other biological sciences. The recently developed UGA Obesity Initiative ( ) has created abundant interdisciplinary opportunities for collaboration in research, teaching and service. Georgia Health Sciences University, formerly The Medical College of Georgia, and the University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens, providing additional clinical research possibilities ( ). More information about the Department and College can be found at: .

THE COMMUNITY : The University of Georgia, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is ranked among the top 25 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The University is recognized as a research intensive and community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens offers a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. Additional information may be found at: .

SALARY : Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


APPLICATION DEADLINE : The position is open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by February 1, 2013. Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2013. The application packet should include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to . In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:

Dr. Rick Lewis, Chair, Search Committee

Department of Foods and Nutrition

University of Georgia

390 Dawson Hall

305 Sanford Dr.

Athens, GA 30602

Confidential requests for information may be directed to Dr. Rick Lewis, Search Chair,

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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CIP Discipline Code: Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Developmental Biology And Embryology Nutrition Sciences Human Nutrition Degree Levels: Doctorate Position Type: Faculty
Required Qualifications Special Requirements: Research and academic expertise in nutrition and chronic disease, epigenetics, developmental biology, or related area