The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor, academic-year (9-month) faculty position focused on solving problems at the interface of nutrition, health, and global food security. This position is part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative, and an emerging initiative in the area of Global Nutrition.
The successful candidate will link aspects of nutrition and health to global food security and welfare (economic and human development). A MD or Ph.D. in Public Health, International Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Food Science, or a closely related discipline is required. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
This individual will conduct research focused on nutritional status of at-risk populations worldwide: health risks that may result from either undernutrition or over-nutrition (or both), and determinants of nutritional status in communities worldwide: both in the US and in other countries around the globe.
The focus may be on a variety of diverse topics, including but not limited to: child growth as a function of early nutrition, maternal nutrition and impacts on birth outcomes, nutritional impacts on infectious disease outcomes, the interaction of nutrition and hygiene, and the role of nutrition in the immune system.
The successful candidate will be expected to cooperate with and/or lead efforts on this campus to unite nutrition to global health; by developing a robust, collaborative, externally-funded research program (e.g., NIH, USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), advising graduate students, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses and curriculum development in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University.
As the premier Land Grant University, Michigan State University has strong related programs across the spectrum of food and health, and is committed to linking food, water, the environment, animal health, and human health. Opportunities exist campus-wide to collaborate with faculty engaged in various aspects of food, nutrition, and human health, including the new Quantitative Health Science and Engineering Institute, and three medical colleges: College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Moreover, MSU has one of the strongest international programs of all universities in the United States, with multiple projects related to nutrition and health in all parts of the globe. MSU is the lead institution in two USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs (Legume, and Food Security Policy), the Global Center for Food Systems Innovations (GCFSI), and the BHEARD (Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development) program to attract top students from around the world. The highly collaborative and productive faculty provides a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found http://worklife.msu.edu/
Online application is required via MSU’s online job application website. Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter b) CV c) a statement of teaching/research philosophy that specifically addresses the alignment between your goals and CANR’s focus on excellence through diversity and inclusion, including summary of your experience with, or interest in working in diverse classrooms and communities. d) Names and contact information for up to three professional references. These items should be sent to: MSU Applicant Page, www.jobs.msu.edu.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Hannah Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, Felicia Wu (email@example.com).