The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Nutrition is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and motivated scholar to serve as the Lake Simpson Dickson Distinguished Professor to support the research, teaching, and service missions of the department.
UNCG is a doctoral research-intensive university and a minority-serving institution committed to its status as a diverse academic community. The Department of Nutrition is ACEND accredited and has more than 340 students enrolled in BS, MS and PhD programs. The department houses contemporary human nutrition research facilities including personal interview and focus group rooms, a food preparation and demonstration lab, and computer laboratory with access to the Nutrition Data System for Research software. Adjoining these facilities is the Human Nutrition Laboratory equipped with air-displacement plethysmography (BODPOD) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for determining body composition and equipment for measuring physical fitness levels. The department also has contemporary animal facilities and well-equipped laboratories for conducting cellular and molecular research with state-of-the-art instrumentation. The department is a partner with the UNCG Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Please visit our website at http://nutrition.uncg.edu
Greensboro is in a mid-sized metropolitan area with a thriving cultural environment. The Piedmont area of North Carolina is a center for healthcare industry, multiple colleges and universities, and one of the most diverse populations in the nation. Additional information may be accessed at http://www.greensboro-nc.gov
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The position will be available Spring/Fall 2019. To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/ and apply to position #999619.
General information on the Department of Nutrition at UNC Greensboro:
•Ten tenured/tenure-track Faculty lines, three Academic Professional lines and one Lecturer. •Three undergraduate concentrations – Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Science, and Nutrition and Wellness (approximately 300 undergraduate majors). •Three graduate programs – M.S. (thesis and non-thesis); Ph.D. (~43 graduate students). •Two ACEND-accredited dietetics programs: a Didactic Program in Dietetics and a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program. •Faculty research programs that address diverse problems in nutrition and include the following: (1) nutrition education, food insecurity issues, parenting/family and nutrition practices; (2) the transport, metabolism, and function of nutrients and phytochemicals; (3) impact of nutrition on physical performance; (4) women’s health and lactation including human milk processing and distribution; (5) bone health; (6) regulation of adipocyte growth and development; (7) micronutrient deficiencies; and (8) dietary impact on brain function. •Location in the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), which has nine other academic departments and programs (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Human Development and Family Studies, Kinesiology, Public Health Education, Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gerontology and Genetic Counseling) The diversity of the faculty and students of HHS is 20% and 49%, respectively, from non-white ethnic groups, well above the national average in both categories. •Collaborative research opportunities with local health care facilities and through the multitude of Institutes and Centers at UNCG (http://research.uncg.edu/centers-and-institutes/), as well as nearby universities, including Wake Forest University, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina A&T State University. •Competitive salary and start-up packages for new faculty. For more information, please visit our website at http://nutrition.uncg.edu
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For applicants looking to relocate to the Triad Area, please use the following; www.SpartanOnthe Move.com website for assistance.
AA/EOE: UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified prior to start date.
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The scholar must be a leader in research and education with a nationally-recognized research program, extramural funding, and peer-reviewed publications. This professor will enhance and expand the Department of Nutrition through research that complements the department’s current expertise in basic and translational nutrition.
Successful candidates will have a record of scholarship and evidence of teaching ability consistent with the rank of tenured full professor at a research university. Responsibilities include engaging in research, teaching, mentoring, serving on thesis and dissertation committees, and engaging in professional, academic and community service and partnerships. Ph.D. in Nutrition or related area is required.
Selection criteria will emphasize prior experience, match with department, school, and university areas of scholarship, commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and current extramural research funding. R.D. credential is preferred.
Internal Number: 999619
About University of North Carolina Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a mid-size, comprehensive university with approximately 18,000 students. The campus is near the heart of Greensboro, a growing community of 270,000 people. By car, Greensboro is two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, four hours from the Atlantic Ocean, and five hours from Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The city of Greensboro is also the location of the Piedmont Triad International Airport.