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Assistant/Associate Professor of Nutrition

Texas A&M University, Department of Nutrition
College Station, Texas
Closing date
Feb 2, 2024

The Department of Nutrition at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas continues to embark on an ambitious expansion to become a nationally recognized leader in nutrition sciences. We currently invite applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The current department has active research programs in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer stem cell biology, cancer metabolism, maternal and adolescent and women's health nutrition, nutritional genetics, inflamm-aging and evidence-based practice and guidelines. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise that complements/synergizes with the strengths of the department. While all areas of nutritional research are of interest, there is particular interest in:

  • Nutritional epidemiology Controlled clinical trials Community-based research Translational nutrition research Experimental and/or clinical studies for personalized nutrition Methods in dietary intake assessment Nutrition and chronic disease prevention Evidence synthesis methods, dissemination, and implementation Micronutrients and global health Nutritional disparities Food systems and policies Diet, disease, and functional alteration of the microbiome Nutrition and cancer prevention

Candidate Expectations: 1) develop and maintain competitive extramurally funded research programs; 2) teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in nutrition; and 3) contribute to the academic service mission of the department and university.

Requirements: Ph.D. in nutrition, public health, epidemiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, genetics, or other related fields. The potential for research productivity and grantsmanship should be apparent in the application. Preference will be given to individuals with postdoctoral experience, demonstrated expertise, and a desire to participate in multidisciplinary research programs with laboratory expertise (e.g. preclinical, disease mechanisms) and a focus on applied human research. Interested individuals should submit: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and goals (no more than 3 pages), 4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience (1 page), and 5) contact information for at least three references through . Review of applications will begin October 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. All queries should be directed to

The Department of Nutrition and Texas A&M University welcomes and encourages diversity in all forms as candidates are expected to contribute to a culturally diverse research, education and service environment. Texas A&M University has a variety of programs and networks that support both professional and personal success of its faculty.

About the University: Texas A&M University, the only institution in the state to hold Land, Sea and Space Grant status, is a Tier I research university committed to strengthening its diversity. Enrollment at TAMU is approximately 77,000 students. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences includes 15 departments and over 400 faculty. The University is located in College Station, which combined with the the city of Bryan, forms a metropolitan community of approximately 275,000 people with high ­quality amenities and a low cost of living. In addition to excellent health, education, and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including sports, museums, music, art and theatre. The College Station-Bryan area is also centrally located between Texas' major metro areas including Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.


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