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Tenure track Faculty Positions in Metabolic Health

Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
New Brunswick, New Jersey (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jan 15, 2024

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The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks colleagues who share our passion to achieve a healthy and sustainable future through excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in metabolic health. Metabolic Health integrates the molecular and physiological underpinnings and environmental influences that together impact the sustainable wellbeing of humans, animals, and ecosystems. We seek to hire an interdisciplinary cluster of four tenure-track faculty colleagues whose scholarly interests and goals fit within the SEBS core areas of strength which span from microorganisms to ecosystems. Research areas of interest include gastrointestinal physiology, microbial metabolism, bio-functional food processing, and nutrition and metabolic health, though any area related to metabolic health will be considered. These tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty hires will affiliate with one of several academic departments: Animal Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Food Science, and Nutritional Sciences. Rutgers and SEBS are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( One of our main priorities is to diversify our faculty ranks to ensure our faculty composition reflects the diversity of our state and student population. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in sciences including Black, Latine, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists. Successful applicants will prioritize and align with our values of inclusivity, interdisciplinary excellence and scholarly relevance leading to innovative research programs, student success, and community engagement. Successful applicants will be competitive for external funding opportunities to establish an integrated research program and must be committed to teaching core and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to mentoring research students at all degree levels.


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Review of applicants will begin January 2 and continue until the positions are filled.

Rutgers is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minority scholars.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

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