The Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) invites applications for faculty whose careers are dedicated to obesity research. Founded in 2006, CORE is a University-wide group of faculty investigators whose mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary research on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of obesity. A particular focus is a greater understanding of obesity—its causes and consequences—among minorities of lower socioeconomic status. Current faculty have ongoing programs of research investigating childhood eating behavior, the relationship between sleep duration and obesity, interventions to help women lose weight after childbirth, and behavioral and psychosocial aspects of bariatric surgery. Expertise in epidemiology, nutrition, physical activity, lifestyle modification, health communication and policy, or geospatial analyses of the built environment is especially desirable.
CORE is currently in a building phase under its new director, Dr. David Sarwer, an internationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of obesity, particularly focused on psychosocial and behavioral aspects of extreme obesity and bariatric surgery. He also maintains an active line of research on physical appearance and body image.
We specifically seek candidates with high-quality programs of research supported by extramural funding that have (or are on track to develop) national and international prominence in their areas of concentration. CORE faculty are expected to maintain competitive and funded research programs, which account for the majority of their professional effort. Candidates with a track record of conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research are preferred. The successful candidate also will have demonstrated ability in and commitment to mentoring junior faculty if hired at the associate or full professor rank.
CORE is located within the College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines, enrolls 4,600 students in 51 academic programs. The candidate will have a faculty appointment in one of these departments and as appropriate to academic background. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in the shape and configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and collaboration with schools/colleges at the university. Under the leadership of Dean Laura Siminoff, a public health social scientist continuously funded by NIH for 25 years, CPH is hiring 50 faculty over the next three years to join the 163 faculty across its academic disciplines. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science. This work is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders.
Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is an exciting time for the university. We are experiencing unprecedented growth and the university is moving up quickly in rankings. For example, Temple is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 5th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI- designated Fox Chase Cancer Center. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.
Candidates for the position should possess a doctorate in a relevant field. Appointment for this position will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Cluster faculty hiring of research teams comprised of senior and junior faculty will be considered.
The College offers competitive salaries and generous start-up funding commensurate with credentials and experience.
To apply, submit a letter detailing your research and teaching experience with your curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position or to make a nomination, contact CORE Director, Dr. David Sarwer, at email@example.com.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.