The University of Alabama — Associate / Full Professor, Nutrition in the Microbiome

The Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management at The University of Alabama seeks applications from individuals with an interest and expertise in the role of nutrition in microbiome-host physiological interactions and/or the role of metals on gut microbiome and human health for hire at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. This position will be part of a cluster of positions in conjunction with the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at The University of Alabama; start-up requests will be negotiable and highly competitive. We are particularly interested in applicants with a degree in nutritional biochemistry, epidemiology, or related fields and a strong background in nutritional/genetic epidemiology or microbiology. Applicants should have knowledge and research experience in modern methods of microbiome-host ecology and be familiar with current experimental and analytical tools for studying the microbiome, such as metagenomics. The successful applicant will have a highly visible research program in one of these areas, an established record of sustained research funding, and an interest in building a strong core of scientists within the scope of microbiome research. Strong applicants currently at the upper-Assistant Professor level are encouraged to apply for consideration for Associate Professor. Strong applicants currently at the upper-Associate Professor level are encouraged to apply for consideration for Full Professor. Teaching responsibilities will be in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Applications should include an application letter, CV, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy statement, and a list of 3-5 references. Applicants considered for initial interview will be required to provide 3 written references prior to interview. Applications can be made at: Questions concerning the position may be addressed to Department Chair, Dr. Jeannine Lawrence ( Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups in chemistry are especially encouraged.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.