Faculty Position – Nutrition in Obesity and Diabetes Open Rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenure-Track or Tenured Research and Teaching Appointment
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy http://nutrition.tufts.edu, a graduate school at Tufts University (http://www.tufts.edu), seeks a new faculty member specializing in the area of food and nutrition in the onset, prevention, or treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. We seek applicants capable of conceptualizing and conducting high-impact, multi-disciplinary research and teaching across the widening spectrum of nutrition challenges present in the world today. The Friedman School is actively growing and recruiting faculty in many multidisciplinary areas, including the present position in obesity and diabetes; sustainable food systems and climate change; community interventions and behavior change; and computational methods and models for ‘big data’ in nutrition.
Candidates for this position will hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree and will have a recognized experience in research in nutrition and obesity and diabetes, with expertise in disciplines such as epidemiology, sociology, anthropology, behavior, human trials, novel technology, economics, and/or demography. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to design, implement, and evaluate observational, interventional, behavioral, policy, and/or other population-based studies to investigate the impact of nutrition in the onset, prevention, or treatment of obesity or type 2 diabetes. Research that addresses global issues in diet and obesity and diabetes is preferred, but well-qualified applicants with a domestic or regional focus are encouraged to apply.
Salary, start-up package, and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and accomplishments. Competitive recruitment resources are available for exceptional candidates, including necessary funding and space to potentiate dramatic research growth as well as scientific and public impact. The starting date is negotiable. For further information about the Friedman School, visit our website: http://nutrition.tufts.edu.
Qualifications of the candidate will determine the rank of the appointment. Commensurate with rank, research excellence should be demonstrated by an active, externally-funded research program as well as by a substantial record of publication in recognized journals and books. Relevant experience should also be demonstrated in teaching and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as appropriate to rank. Preference will be given to candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, although candidates with a proven record of scholarship at the Assistant Professor rank will be considered. Applicants should have a proven record of scholarship, research interests, and major funded projects that offer opportunities for collaborations with faculty across the Friedman School as well as other schools at Tufts University such as the School of Medicine, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, School of Engineering, and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. A candidate’s areas of focus should complement but not duplicate the Friedman School’s existing strengths and research and teaching programs.
Successful candidates are expected to bring or develop an externally-funded research program and engage in collaborative studies. The candidate will also teach, appropriate to time and interest, 1-2 graduate-level courses each year in their topical area. All Friedman School faculty advise graduate students, supervise doctoral dissertations, mentor junior faculty, and engage in School, University, and professional service.
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.
Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Edward Saltzman, Academic Dean of the Friedman School and search committee chair; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 617-636-6633.
Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/48569
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Tufts University prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
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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.