Assistant Professor of Physiology (in the Institute of Human Nutrition), (Tenure Track)

Columbia University Irving Medical Center - Institute of Human Nutrition
New York City, New York (US)
$135,000 - $160,000 
Closing date
Apr 30, 2023

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Life Sciences, Physiology, Health Sciences, Nutrition
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The Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) at Columbia University in the City of New York, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor in the tenure track. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree, an outstanding record of research accomplishments and excellent teaching credentials and must also demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research. The faculty appointment will be in the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Columbia University (CU). 

The IHN fosters a network of researchers at the cutting edge of their disciplines, all working together to advance the fields of nutritional and metabolic biology. This faculty recruitment is focused on research areas related to cellular, tissue and organismal metabolism in physiological and pathological conditions and/or in technologies to analyze systems-level omics. 

Candidates should have demonstrated a high level of productivity in their field and the potential to secure external funding. They will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized and extramurally-funded research program and be committed to the educational mission of the Institute. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in the teaching and mentoring of Masters students and PhD students within the IHN as well as other graduate training programs.  

All recruited IHN faculty will be fully supported by a structured mentoring and career committee. 

Successful candidates will be appointed to a basic science department within VP&S at CUIMC. They will be an integral part of a highly collaborative group of faculty working in a broad range of areas related to metabolism. Faculty in IHN are associated with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and may have membership in other Institutes and Centers, including the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, and the Taub Institute, and have the opportunity to interact with faculty at Columbia University’s Morningside and Manhattanville Campuses.  

Evaluation of Applications will begin April 4th, 2023 


Minimum Degree Required 

Ph.D. and/or MD degree 

Minimum Qualifications 

Must demonstrate the ability to develop an internationally recognized extramural funded research program. 

Additional Information 

Required Documents: 

Cover Letter 

Curriculum Vitae (five pages maximum) 

Statement of Research with a description of significant research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum) 

Minimum of three (maximum of five) letters of reference. 

First consideration will be given to applications received by April 4th, 2023, but applications will be accepted after this date. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Columbia University values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. 

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 


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