The University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health is recruiting 1 tenure-track assistant professor to participate in research and teaching in the area of public health nutrition. Those with an interest in obesity prevention, prevention of eating disorders, nutrition policy, nutritional epidemiology, global nutrition, community nutrition, or nutrition health promotion are encouraged to apply.
This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity for trans-disciplinary research and teaching collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health (http://www.sph.umn.edu/epi) provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of the etiology and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases. It has 50 primary faculty who bring in over $30 million annually in sponsored research grants, and an additional 80 adjunct faculty. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS and PhD degrees, and has active pre- and post-doctoral training. Public Health Nutrition is one of four MPH degree programs offered through the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. In addition to the standard public health nutrition track, we also offer students a nutritional epidemiology track, and a Coordinated Master’s Program that allows students to complete a dietetic internship along with the MPH degree.
The University of Minnesota is in a large and vibrant metropolitan area. Major assets of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health include access to several ongoing community-based nutrition intervention studies and large prospective cohort studies. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with the faculty in the Academic Health Center, Obesity Prevention Center, Epidemiology Clinical Research Center, Nutrition Coordinating Center, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Center for Global Health, Minnesota Department of Health, VA Medical Center, and community-based agencies in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Health equity research and education is supported through the University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and background. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
Requirements for the position include 1) an earned doctorate, with formal training in nutrition at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels; 2) public health nutrition or nutrition epidemiology research experience; 3) relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals; 4) evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding or prior history of successful external research funding; and 5) evidence of effective collaboration and working with diverse populations. Desirable qualifications include 1) evidence of successful graduate level (or comparable) teaching and advising experience, and 2) the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) credential and several years of practice experience as a RDN. Primary responsibilities for the position will be to assume an active role in public health nutrition research and teaching.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.