Assistant/Associate Professor in Foods & Nutrition

Athens, Georgia
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
October 25 2018
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Foods & Nutrition


POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor (50% Research and 50% Teaching), 9-month academic year, tenure-track or tenured appointment in the Department of Foods and Nutrition


  • Develop a nationally recognized and externally-funded research program
  • Direct and support research programs of PhD and MS-level students
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutritional sciences areas
  • Engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs with faculty in the Department of Foods and Nutrition and in related UGA departments/colleges
  • Contribute to activities that serve the department, college, university, the public and the profession

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in nutritional sciences or a closely-related scientific field. The applicant must have an academic background in nutritional sciences and have demonstrated productivity in basic or clinical/basic research. The applicant should have demonstrated scholarly competence and research productivity, or the potential for such. To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications, and have attained tenure at a comparable university or have at least four years of experience and an outstanding record of research productivity.  To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority as appropriate for the position.  To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution.   Faculty expectations for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Foods & Nutrition are summarized at: UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure can be reviewed here:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:  Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank that can demonstrate evidence in preparation and submission of external research grants are preferred.   Candidates for the Associate Professor rank with at least one funded research grant as PI and at least one year of post-doctoral research experience are preferred.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE DEPARTMENT: The University of Georgia is the flagship Research I land-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. UGA is ranked 13th among in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities.  UGA has an enrollment of ~38,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is organized into 17 schools and colleges offering >200 degree programs. Additional information may be found at:

The Department of Foods and Nutrition is a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia  The department has 25 faculty, 400 undergraduate students majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, and Culinary Science and Nutrition as well as 35 graduate students in the PhD and MS graduate degree programs. The Department has strong ties and opportunities for interdisciplinary research programs with Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Kinesiology, Pharmacy, Physiology, Food Science and Technology, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Gerontology, Psychology, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute  and others. The University of Georgia is one of 4 institutions of the NIH funded Georgia Clinical & Translational Alliance which leverages complementary strengths to accelerate clinical and translational research The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, supports investigators who conduct clinical and translational studies. The CTRU is an initiative of the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership and the UGA Office of Research.

THE COMMUNITY:  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 can be found at:

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information regarding fringe benefits may be viewed at


APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected; however, to be assured of a complete review, candidates should submit their application materials by January 15, 2019. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that details how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs of the position as well as responsibilities and qualifications detailed in the posting. In addition to a cover letter, applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online by submitting materials to UGAJobs. For information about this posting see

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Confidential requests for information may be directed to:

Dr. Jamie Cooper, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Foods and Nutrition
The University of Georgia
180 Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602