The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Nutrition Sciences in the Schools of Health Professions and Medicine, is seeking a faculty member as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with expertise in nutrition, exercise, and/or translational sciences and application of this expertise to the study of ingestive behavior, physical activity, and obesity/weight loss outcomes. Experience in designing and conducting randomized trials related to weight loss and community-based participatory research is highly desired.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research portfolio, teach graduate and/or undergraduate-level courses, and engage in service to the department and University. Applicants should have research interests in studying factors that moderate obesity treatment outcomes and developing and conducting pragmatic behavioral weight management randomized trials. The successful candidate will be also expected to work directly with physicians and clinical staff in the Department of Nutrition Sciences as well as community members and patients to develop and refine evidence-based weight management programs.
The Department of Nutrition Sciences has 25 full-time faculty members and more than 100 staff, students, and postdoctoral fellows involved in basic, animal, physiologic, clinical, and community-based research, patient care, and teaching. The department has a robust portfolio of extramural research funding, hosts both the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center, and has a heavy involvement in the UAB NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department has long-standing distinguished programs in obesity & nutrition patient care, a broad portfolio of nutrition education, and a dietetic internship. UAB is a flourishing urban university and medical center with research funding exceeding $528 million.
A doctoral degree in nutrition science, exercise science, and translational science or related discipline is required. At least 2 years of postdoctoral experience is required.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. Pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply to this position via the following link: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/4559.