Assistant Professor

Johns Hopkins Bllomberg School of Public Health, Program in Human Nutrition
October 14 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

The Program in Human Nutrition in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks applications for an Assistant Professor position at our location in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Assistant Professor will function as a tenure-track member of the faculty with demonstrated achievement in areas of research, teaching, and professional service. 

Research duties will include:

  • Developing an innovative, collaborative public health research portfolio that advances knowledge on the role of diet to improve health across the life stages through reduction in non-communicable diseases. 
  • Applying principles and applications of nutritional sciences and epidemiology to effectively address nutritional determinants and consequences of non-communicable diseases, with demonstrated research capacity in low- and high-income countries, including countries in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Europe. 
  • Cultivating a more effective understanding of the roles of diet and nutrition in preventing chronic diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Applying methodologies of dietary and micronutrient status assessment and interpretation in leading and conducting research to prevent micronutrient inadequacies through dietary approaches. 
  • Investigating trends of deterioration and imbalance in dietary quality that may lead to micronutrient inadequacies and deficiencies that adversely affect health, compromise quality of life, increase lifetime costs of healthcare, and reduce longevity. 
  • Analyzing and interpreting data, documenting important findings, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Applying for external research funding and writing successful grants. 


Teaching duties will include:

  • Contributing to Department and School efforts to develop a strong academic program in the contemporary field of nutritional epidemiology and public health. 
  • Teaching graduate-level courses on human nutrition, public health nutrition, and the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases. 
  • Serving as an academic advisor to graduate students and as a mentor to postdoctoral fellows.  Graduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. 
  • Facilitating a learning environment that encourages knowledge and development of skills. 
  • Serving on academic committees at the Department, School, and University levels. 
  • Supervising two Visiting Scholars per semester. 
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.




Doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, or a closely related field.  Recognized standing in the field as shown by suitable publication record and evidence of research funding.

Position requires regular travel to North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America to work on population-based surveys.  Certain projects might require periods of 2-3 months in these settings.  Travel to the United Kingdom and Europe (primarily Iceland and Sweden, with other European Union countries as needed) for scientific collaborations is also required.  These collaborations usually take 2-3 weeks.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and CV to the attention of Debra Rukstelis at:  

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.