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The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (http://www.hnfe.vt.edu) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (https://www.cals.vt.edu) at Virginia Tech is seeking an outstanding individual with expertise in studying cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiometabolic dysfunction. This includes diseases of the heart, muscle, and/or vasculature with the potential to identify novel targets for therapy with exercise, nutrition, and/or pharmaceuticals. Individuals with thriving research programs utilizing animal and/or human models of cardiometabolic dysfunction, particularly those caused by diet and/or sedentary lifestyle with potential for clinical translation, are highly encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant will have the experience and expertise to complement existing departmental research in metabolism and mitochondrial bioenergetics.
Preference will be given to applicants who can work with interdisciplinary teams and foster collaborations with existing faculty conducting clinical and translational research. This includes researchers poised to support ongoing university initiatives including the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-brain.html) and the new Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute's Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB) (https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu).
The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor, AY, tenure-track position, with a 70% Research/30% Teaching appointment, will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area. The Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity particularly as it pertains to decision-making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development across the lifespan. Faculty are working together in this area to build understanding of the brain-behavior relationship in health and the human condition to enhance resilience and well-being in the world's diverse communities.
The candidate is expected to: · Develop a nationally and internationally recognized extramurally-funded research program to complement and expand research programs in HNFE, CALS, and the CTRHB. · Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in area related to expertise · Recruit and mentor graduate students · Participate in advising and service/outreach activities
· Ph.D. in exercise physiology, physiology, nutrition, or a closely related field · Post-doctoral training · Demonstrated ability to publish high quality, refereed publications · The ability to work independently and collaboratively on research with others · Demonstrated potential for obtaining extramural funding · Excellent communication skills · Commitment to quality student education
· Active extramural funding · Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech's university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Adaptive Brain and Behavior.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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