Associate/Full Professor - (TE)
The Department of Nutritional Sciences invites applications for a 9 month, tenure eligible, full salaried Associate/Full Professor position with expertise in precision nutrition (nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics) as it relates to interventions for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The position's duties will consist of 80% research and 20% instruction. Research efforts in the area of bioactive food components, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and inflammation-related disorders are of interest. Candidates should have an established record of extramurally funded research, and preference will be given to a candidate with a multidisciplinary approach in one or more areas of genomics, epigenetics, metabolomics, and microbiome research. As a senior faculty member, the candidate must have a nationally or internationally recognized research program that demonstrates funding success, leadership, collaborative research, and teamwork. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program, teach in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs (3-4 credit hours per year), and contribute to the development of campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives in life sciences and precision health.
This recruitment has been identified for partnership with the BIO5 Institute. Established in 2001, the BIO5 Institute aims to harness the collaborative power of their five core disciplines - Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Science - to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. The successful candidate is anticipated to have a secondary appointment as a Research Fellow in the BIO5 Institute, and for the duration of that appointment, the faculty member will dedicate 80% of their University effort to their research program.
The Department of Nutritional Sciences currently has 14 full-time faculty members who have secured more than $5 million in federal funding for research and education projects for the past 3 years. The Department also supports 6 MS and PhD level Lecturers/Assistant Professors of Practice. The graduate program is interdisciplinary and trains MS and PhD students, with research and teaching assistantships provided during early program years. Support for graduate students also includes a USDA National Needs Fellows grant.
The University of Arizona is the state's premier research university-ranking among the top 20 of public research universities nationwide-and recently received a $43 million NIH grant as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. The University of Arizona is unique in its support of the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health on the same campus. This provides excellent opportunities for collaboration and interaction with University faculty among these Colleges, as well as the Bio5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch and several Centers of Excellence: Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Sarver Heart Center, Arizona Arthritis Center, Steele Children's Research Center, Center on Aging, and the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Establish and maintain an externally funded and internationally recognized research program in precision or personalized nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention. The program is expected to be interdisciplinary and build upon existing collaborations across colleges and Centers of Excellence.
- Maintain a strong, peer-reviewed publication record.
- Mentor graduate students in the department of Nutritional Sciences.
- Participate in the instruction of upper level undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
- Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent
- Demonstrated excellence in research, including both a history of and current extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring