University of Tennessee — Full Professor, Lead of a cluster hire research initiative focusing on Food and Activity for Healthy Communities

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS), in combination with the Department of Nutrition, seeks applications for a Full Professor who will be the lead of a cluster hire, totaling 6 tenure-track faculty lines, in which 4 will be based in CEHHS, that will focus on modifying lifestyle culture around food and physical activity to reduce health disparities using a multi-level (systems) approach. We seek applications from exceptional scholars in the areas of multi-level interventions that target food and/or energy balance to improve health in the areas of obesity, diabetes, and/or cardiovascular disease. The candidate should be able to provide leadership in the cluster hire and related research initiatives, have familiarity with multi-level interventions, apply health-relevant theoretical frameworks in research, have strong quantitative or mixed methods research skills, and are experienced with multidisciplinary collaboration. Candidates must have earned their doctorate in health behavior; a public health, social, or behavioral science field; or nutrition. The candidate must have an extensive record of extramural funding and scholarly productivity, and successful mentoring. The successful candidate will: (a) conduct an independent research program that complements department and college research initiatives; (b) participate in related collaborative research programs; (c) mentor faculty hired within CEHHS for the cluster hire initiative; (d) provide limited teaching in the Department of Nutrition’s educational programs; and (e) mentor MS/PhD students. UTK is Tennessee’s flagship land grant university.

UTK is a Carnegie Foundation Research (R1) University with highest research activity, has achieved a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, and educates approximately 29,000 students annually. Review begins 11/1/19 and will continue until the position is filled. Submitted applications include: (1) an application letter summarizing qualifications, ongoing research, and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. Send email inquiries, application materials, or nominations to Dr. Hollie Raynor, Search Committee Chair, at This 9-month, fulltime (1.0 FTE), position begins August 1, 2020. Consideration for initial tenure based on qualifications. UTK has a competitive benefits package, 9-month tenure-track faculty are eligible for summer salary, and starting salary is dependent on experience.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.