The University of Delaware — Tenure Track Associate Professor, Behavioral Health and Nutrition

The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor in the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in nutrition science or related field. The applicant should have a background commensurate with an academic rank of Associate Professor, including demonstrated ability to: establish and sustain an active and externally funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, teach nutrition metabolism courses, direct graduate student research, and contribute to University service. Candidates are expected to have expertise and a track record of productivity in human nutrition research, preferably with a focus on human nutrition in relation to metabolic homeostasis, nutritional status, and human disease.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition (BHAN) includes undergraduate programs in Applied Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, and Health Behavior Science (including a Health and Disability concentration).  There are master’s programs in Human Nutrition and Health Promotion, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Medical Sciences. BHAN has over 800 students, and is known for dynamic teaching and rapidly growing research.

Ranked second, nationally, among the best places to study the health professions by College Factual, the College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 110 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. The College has recently opened an exciting new 100,000 sq. ft. clinical research facility (pictured above). The College also includes the departments of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $16 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of cardiovascular health, neurological disorders, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as biomechanics and rehabilitation science. There are also numerous collaborative linkages with our clinical partners.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology.  Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. Delaware was recently ranked second, nationally, in peer-reviewed publication rate in a report issued by the Council of State Governments published by Elsevier. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available.  Appointment date usually starts August 1st, but is negotiable.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.  Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at http://apply.interfolio.com/36962 . The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information contact Jillian Trabulsi, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, phone: 302-831-4991, trabulsi@udel.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.


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