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How to Apply

To apply, please send (electronically in PDF format) a letter of application, including a statement of current and future research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Nancy Polderdyke ( Include: “Nutrition Epidemiology/Behavioral Nutrition Faculty Search” in the subject line of your e-mail submission. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates should apply immediately and by February 1, 2017. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Job Summary

The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the University of Michigan School of Public Health is seeking candidates for two tenure-track/tenured positions, one position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one open-rank position as Assistant, Associate or full Professor in the areas of Nutrition Epidemiology and Behavioral Nutrition. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated capability or substantial promise to develop a, externally funded research program focusing on nutrition epidemiology or behavioral nutrition. Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and the potential to secure competitive, external research funding. Those applying at the Associate Professor or Professor ranks must have a well-established academic record of independent scholarship, including a sustained record of high quality publications and an externally funded research program.

Priority areas include: research on the relationship of nutrition to health outcomes (including ‘omics, clinical and population-level outcomes); the development and evaluation of clinical and/or population based strategies to improve nutrition and health behaviors related to obesity and chronic diseases; epidemiologic and social science research on determinants of nutrition outcomes and consequences across the lifecycle; and food policy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of the University of Michigan to design and implement novel epidemiological and/or behavioral nutrition studies, including intervention trials.

The faculty will also be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate education related to Nutrition Epidemiology and/or Behavioral Nutrition.  Faculty members will take an active role in student advising and the supervision of students participating in internship and research opportunities for graduate students and pre- and post-doctoral trainees. 

Required Qualifications*

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in nutritional sciences, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, communications, or related public health or medical discipline, and should have research experience in some aspect of nutrition epidemiology and/or prevention and control of obesity and related chronic conditions.  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  The university is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.