The University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure track faculty position nutrition and/or exercise physiology at any level - assistant to full professor. The successful applicant will have a MD/DO and/or PhD with formal training in Nutrition, Exercise Physiology or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral research experience. For an associate or full professor, a strong and established track record of external funding is expected. At the assistant professor level, strong promise of obtaining and sustaining a nationally funded research program is expected. The NEP department is part of three colleges, College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES), College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, and the School of Medicine. The tenure home for this position will be in the School of Medicine. Earlier in 2014 the newly renovated Gwynn Hall re-opened with new research facilities for NEP including the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) consisting of a research metabolic kitchen, a state of the art teaching kitchen and observational behavior lab. In addition new wet lab facilities and human research facilities (MU-Physical Activity and Wellness program: MU-PAW) were built. MUNCH and MU-PAW are located near the MU Child Development Lab. Additional facilities routinely utilized by NEP researchers include the Brain Imaging Center and the Clinical Research Center. We are seeking investigators that will collaborate and synergize with existing investigators in NEP and across campus and utilize the physical resources recently built. Strong research areas on campus include obesity, metabolism and cardiovascular diseases. It is expected the faculty will contribute to the educational missions including medical student and graduate education. Information about the department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology can be found at the departmental link (http://ns.missouri.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Competitive salary and start-up funds will be provided to successful candidates.
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