The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu/) at Tufts University (http://www.tufts.edu/) seeks candidates for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Nutrition Data Science, at all levels. The rank will be determined by experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field, which may include computer sciences, statistics, epidemiology, or other related fields, and demonstrate the understanding of nutrition and public health sciences. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty in many multidisciplinary areas, including the present position; global burdens of nutrition-related chronic diseases; community interventions and behavior change; food policy/food marketing; food systems, sustainability, and climate change; and biostatistics.
Big Data and advanced analytics provide new dimensions and strategies to better understand the role of nutrition in a modern society, inform and monitor behavioral change, and to build an integrative inter-sectoral knowledge platform in nutrition science and policy. We seek applicants capable of conceptualizing and conducting research that explore the development and adaptation of computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition. This could include the development and applications of a wide range of technologies and research methods, simulations and computational modeling, and the development and utilization of large datasets. Timely monitoring and data gathering can be used to both measure and motivate behavior taking advantage of emerging mobile sensor-based technologies. These advances hold promise for the easy collection of enormous amounts of data that could be used to prevent and more effectively treat nutrition related conditions at both the individual and population level.
The successful candidate will be expected to bring and further develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, to consult and assist in relevant study design, sampling methods, implementation, and data analysis, visualization, and management, to develop new analytical, computational and statistical tools relevant for nutritional research.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2-3 advanced graduate level courses per year, to advise graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels, to supervise doctoral dissertations and engage in University and professional service. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research interests that offer opportunities for collaborations with faculty across the Schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy distinguishes itself by its breadth of scholarship in nutrition research, education, and public impact: from cell to society, food security to healthy aging, individuals to policy, and health to sustainability. We bring together biomedical, interventional, social, behavioral, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that improves the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world. Our interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of our nutrition science and policy education and research programs complement the intellectually rich environment across Tufts, a “Research Class 1” university and top-25-ranked undergraduate institution. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located in downtown Boston on the Health Sciences Campus, Friedman faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and external collaborations, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the New England region.
This is a full-time, 12-month position. This is a contract, tenure-track or tenured position to be offered at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. Salary, start-up package, and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. The starting date is negotiable. A record of independent research and publications with external financial support is expected. A candidate’s areas of focus should complement the Friedman School’s existing strengths in research and teaching programs. For further information about the Friedman School, visit our website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu.
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Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field, which may include computer sciences, statistics, epidemiology, or other related fields, and demonstrate the understanding of nutrition and public health sciences.
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About Tufts University
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University was established in 1981 with the mission of bringing together biomedical, social, political, and behavioral scientists to conduct research, educational, and community-service programs to improve the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world.