The Department of Nutrition Sciences (DNS), School of Health Professions (SHP) at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announces a full-time 12-month Assistant/Associate faculty position with a teaching and research specialization in community nutrition and health. Tenure status and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The faculty member is expected to teach nutrition education undergraduate and graduate courses, provide academic and leadership support to existing and upcoming educational programs, and engage in research service and scholastic activities that support the mission of the Department.
UAB has historically been involved in nutrition and DNS has robust programs in obesity, diabetes, and cancer, and sponsors two NIH research centers (Diabetes Research and Training Center, Nutrition and Obesity Research Center). SHP is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with more than 20 programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. SHP is one of six medically focused schools in a thriving academic health center. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.
Candidates must have a PhD in Nutrition or a closely related field at the time of hiring, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential required through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Experience in distance education teaching is preferred. Independent research experience in community nutrition and experience in student training in community research is preferred, and statistical understanding of mixed methodology is highly desired. PhD applicants should show evidence of existing scholarly research with potential for external funding. The salary is highly competitive, and excellent fringe benefits are provided that include a retirement plan, health care benefits, and tuition assistance for the employees, spouse and dependents.
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.A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.