Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position in Human Nutrition

Employer
University of Illinois at Chicago
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
competitive salary and benefits
Posted
January 30 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor from candidates with a growing research program in the field of Nutrition.  This is a nine-month appointment with a preferred start date of August 16, 2019 but is negotiable.  http://ahs.uic.edu/kinesiology-nutrition/

The faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition maintain highly productive lines of research that are supported by funding from federal agencies, such as the NIH and the Department of Defense, as well as from industry and private foundations. Department strengths include research in obesity, diabetes, dietary interventions, and health equity. Our faculty collaborate with investigators across the health sciences, as well as with investigators at other institutions in Chicago, nationally, and internationally.  The Department houses a newly renovated metabolic kitchen for the conduction of feeding trials an award-winning teaching garden, and the Integrative Physiology Laboratory (http://ipl.ahslabs.uic.edu/) is housed within the College.  Furthermore, the Department/College has outstanding wet lab capabilities, coupled with extensive resources for basic research available within UIC’s Research Resource Center (http://rrc.uic.edu/cores/). Additionally, UIC has several community-focused research centers, including the Institute for Health Research (https://www.ihrp.uic.edu), Miles Square, and the Cancer Center (https://cancer.uillinois.edu).

UIC is the largest university in Chicago, with over 30,000 students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), over 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges, and a major academic medical center (U I Health), which typically has the largest student enrollment in the country.  UIC’s student body is considered one of the most diverse in the United States.  UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, and is funded by the US Department of Education.  Furthermore, UIC is one of the few US universities with the full range of health sciences colleges, which include the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health.  http://www.uic.edu/

UIC is one of the nation’s leading research institutions, with $328 million in annual research expenditures. UIC is designated as a Carnegie Research-1 (Doctoral/Research-Extensive) university that is located in one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the US.  The College of Applied Health Sciences, home to the Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition, received over $13 million in grant awards in fiscal year 2017.  In 2016, UIC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS; http://www.ccts.uic.edu/) received $17.7 million in continued funding from the NIH to translate scientific discoveries into better health and better medicine, and to serve as the hub for innovative clinical and translational health research.  Within the CCTS, is the Clinical Research Center that provides an excellent environment for conducting human subjects’ research for the interested candidate (http://www.ccts.uic.edu/?q=content/clinical-research).

Duties & Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to compete for external funding and to develop an independent research agenda in the field of human nutrition (clinical, community, policy, or basic research). Postdoctoral experience and Registered Dietitian (RD) credential preferred. The candidate is also expected to mentor and teach both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as contribute to the nutrition curriculum.  Furthermore, the candidate is expected to provide appropriate service/outreach activities according to the Departmental, College, and University missions. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate with an emphasis in human nutrition or a closely related area.  Using https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=107603, interested candidates should submit PDF-formatted applications including a curriculum vitae, a statement of accomplishments and future priorities in research, and a brief statement on their commitment to teaching and student mentorship.  The candidate should also provide the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of reference.  For fullest consideration, please apply by March 4th, 2019.

UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.

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