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The University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in nutrition at any level - assistant to full professor. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Nutrition or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral research experience. Those who perform human clinical and/or behavioral nutrition interventions are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) is part of three colleges, The College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES), College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and the School of Medicine. In 2014, the newly-renovated Gwynn Hall opened with state-of-the-art research facilities for NEP including the 1,800 sq. ft. MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) consisting of a research metabolic kitchen and dining facility; a state of the art teaching kitchen; and observational behavior lab. Adjacent to MUNCH, a 2,250 sq. ft. clinical testing research facility (MU-Physical Activity and Wellness Center, MU-PAW) was also built to support studies that include IV-line placement, in-house repeated blood sampling, measurements of body composition and resting and exercise energy metabolism, dietary counseling, ingestive behavior assessments, cognitive function, and flow-mediated dilation using ultrasound.. MUNCH and MU-PAW are located near the MU Child Development Lab which supports studies in children, along with their families. Additional facilities routinely utilized by NEP researchers include the Brain Imaging Center, where comprehensive full body imaging studies are being performed, and the Clinical Research Center, an inpatient metabolic research unit in University Hospital. We are seeking investigators with their own targeted research that will utilize the physical resources recently build. Synergy with existing investigators in NEP and across campus is encouraged.
Strong research areas on campus include obesity, metabolism, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. It is expected the faculty will contribute to the educational missions including medical student, undergraduate, and graduate education. Information about the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology can be found at the 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.
Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, Missouri is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.
Qualifications: A PhD in Nutrion or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To be considered please apply online and submit a narrative of research and educational interests, the names and contact information of three references and a curriculum vitae.
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with ...a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.