The University of Delaware — Tenure Track Faculty Position, Behavioral Health and Nutrition

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Open Rank, Tenure-track Position

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition (BHAN) in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Delaware (UD) seeks an innovative and highly motivated candidate for a 9-month, open-rank, tenured/tenure-track faculty appointment in nutritional epidemiology to join an award-winning faculty. The candidate must have earned a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) in a relevant field such as nutrition, epidemiology, or public health, completed a postdoctoral experience, and have an active program of research at the time of appointment. Primary responsibilities include leading a nationally visible, funded research program in nutritional epidemiology; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in epidemiology and nutrition; supervising MS and PhD students; and service activities within and outside of the University. Faculty candidates are expected to describe their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service.

GENERAL INFORMATION: BHAN ( is a thriving academic unit of over 30 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students. The Department includes undergraduate programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Medical Sciences, Nutrition, and Health Behavior Science. Graduate programs include a PhD in Nutrition Science, MS in Human Nutrition, MS/DI MS in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship, a PhD in Health Behavior Science and Promotion, a MS in Health Promotion, and post- baccalaureate Clinical Health Coaching certificate. BHAN is known for rapidly growing research, dynamic teaching, student engagement, and departmental collaborations. The Nutrition Counseling, Research and Training Clinic (NCRTC)  is part of BHAN and provides medical nutrition therapy services to the community while engaging in innovative research initiatives and training students to be future nutrition professionals. The CHS is an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 150 faculty. CHS includes departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy, Epidemiology and the School of Nursing. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University’s Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The first UD building at STAR opened in January 2014 and the Tower at STAR opened in Fall 2018, providing 170,000 sq. ft. of research, meeting, collaboration and educational space. The Tower also includes virtual reality simulation space and an adaptive living apartment complete with sensor technology. The Tower’s state-of-the-art spaces promote interprofessional education and training as well as research leading to the development of new devices, techniques and interventions. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking the community to the inter-professional training of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.

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.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. 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.  A  state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 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 and negotiable.

TO  APPLY:  Review of applications will begin on  December  15,  2021  and will continue until the position is 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 that describes their research, teaching, service and approach to diversity,  equity and inclusion,  curriculum vitae,  and contact information for three references at  Job Reference # 497241. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information contact Shannon Robson, PhD, MPH, RD, Search Committee Chair, at; 1.302.831.6674.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at