The Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a 9 month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 2020.
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent extramurally-funded research program in basic research associated with nutrition and prevention of human chronic diseases including but not limited to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques and a multidisciplinary approach in genetics, epigenetics, metabolomics, and microbiome research. In addition, the successful candidate will direct doctoral and master’s student research, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching programs within the department. The selected applicant will have a balanced research and teaching appointment. There will be opportunities to collaborate with scientists affiliated with the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR), School of Public Health (SPH), and various government agencies including the NIH, USDA, etc.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in nutrition or a closely related field and be outstanding research scientists for their current rank. Applicants for Associate Professor Position are required to have an established track record of external funding as well as a strong record of publication in recognized journals. Scholarship related to nutrition and human health, in the broadest sense, should be central to the candidate's research program. Excellent communication skills and commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students is vital.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
March 27, 2020 or until an acceptable candidate is identified.
Please send a current (signed) curriculum vita, representative publications, official transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references (include mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address), a cover letter, research statement, and teaching philosophy to: ejobs.umd.edu (Position #: 103720).
The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Minorities and Women are Encouraged to Apply
Internal Number: 103720
About University of Maryland
The location of the university provides excellent opportunities for collaboration with scientists at several nearby institutions including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland Medical School.